Ocasio-Cortez including paying those “unwilling to work” in Green New Deal FAQs was an admission, not a mistake

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 2/10/2019 | William A. Jacobson
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The Democrat Green New Deal, which has been endorsed by at least four leading Democrat presidential candidates (Harris, Warren, Booker, Gillibrand) is a grab-bag of longstanding left-wing policy dreams to nationalize the economy and healthcare, and redistribute wealth, with fighting ‘climate change’ just the latest pretext.

Among the many, many crazy proposals was “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work.”

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That wording was not in the proposed Resolution, but was in a Frequently Asked Questions document distributed to journalists and posed on the official congressional website of the co-sponsor and driving force behind the GND, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The entry was removed from the website after the controversy erupted.

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Paying people “unwilling to work” received a lot of conservative media and political attention because the concept confirms the belief that progressive policies are an invitation to freeloading.

A furious media and social media debate was sparked Friday night when my colleague, Cornell Law School Professor Robert Hockett, appeared on Tucker Carlson and denied that AOC had proposed paying people unwilling to work.

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A Media Matters writer, in a highly deceptive tweet that went viral, used Hockett’s appearance to claim Hockett had debunked “all the conservative media lies straight to [Carlson’s] face.” Ocasio-Cortez retweeted that tweet.

In a knot which is still being unwound, Hockett now says he may have misunderstood the documents that Tucker was talking about, confusing it with a fake version circulated on Twitter. The Daily Caller reports:

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Hockett conceded that he was in the wrong in an email to The Daily Caller News Foundation on Saturday.

“It appears there was more than one document being discussed yesterday, only one of which I had heard about with any definiteness by last evening after a long day of media appearances – namely, the one referred to by the Congresswoman in her tweet,” he wrote. “I...
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