Socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s widely panned New Green Deal is being mocked by practically everybody, including even longtime country star John Rich.
“My favorite part of #GreenNewDeal is the ‘guaranteed wage for people who are UNWILLING to work!'” he tweeted Friday in mockery of AOC’s just-released plan.
“Hahahaha! Wow…I guess they’ve never heard the phrase ‘Work Hard, Play Hard!’ 86 year old Granny Rich just ‘rolled her eyes’ and went back to hemming pant legs at her JOB!!”
My favorite part of #GreenNewDeal is the “guaranteed wage for people who are UNWILLING to work!” Hahahaha! Wow…I guess they’ve never heard the phrase “Work Hard, Play Hard!” 86 year old Granny Rich just “rolled her eyes” and went back to hemming pant legs at her JOB!!
— John Rich (@johnrich) February 8, 2019
Officially unveiled Thursday, the plan put forth by the 29-year-old congresswoman does in fact call for providing “[e]conomic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work.”
I also like the part about the deal guaranteeing “economic security” for people “unwilling to work” pic.twitter.com/VHjSgLPrpI
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) February 7, 2019
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. The plan also calls for eliminating combustion-engine vehicles, airplanes, fossil fuel energy, nuclear energy, farting cows and meat — as well as providing all Americans with a guaranteed job (if they want one), plus free education, free healthcare, free housing, etc.
Why all these changes? To allegedly stop the alleged threat of climate change. It’s unclear how in the world doling out freebies to the American people will curb the globe’s rising temperatures.
In additional tweets posted Friday, Rich also poked fun at AOC for wanting to ban fossil fuels and clapped back at a critic who asked him why his grandmother still works.
Having fun reading the #GreenNewDeal today! Wow, totally rid the country of all fossil fuels! I guess our fighter jets will be turned into hang gliders, our tanks will be pulled by horses, and our ships will need to get some oars for the Navy to row row row their boats! #AWESOME
— John Rich (@johnrich) February 8, 2019
Hey @Randomvoter99 I bought Granny’s house/car and anything else she needs. If she had a BILLION dollars, she would STILL be working as long as she was above ground. Why? (In her words) “Because I CAN, and that’s what you do when you live in this country! It’s called work ethic.” https://t.co/GYunj11d03
— John Rich (@johnrich) February 9, 2019
He wrote that his grandmother still works because she can.
“Because I CAN, and that’s what you do when you live in this country! It’s called work ethic,” she herself said, echoing the mindset of those who believe happiness comes in part from remaining busy with activities such as work versus just lounging around like a useless schlub.
This is a mentality that the left finds repulsive, as demonstrated by the plan put forth by Ocasio-Cortez — whom many consider to be the future of the Democrat Party — as well as the left’s love affair with welfare, subsidies, handouts and other expensive and counter-productive freebies.
The left seems to believe that by offering the American people everything they need — including even their food, apparently, according to AOC’s plan — everyone will be able to experience the joy and happiness that those pesky billionaires allegedly enjoy every day of their lives.
Except billionaires and millionaires don’t suddenly wake up rich and happy. They earn their keep in life through hard work, perseverance and failure. Yes, failure. It’s by getting back up and continuing to fight, work, and toil endlessly toward goals that they build confidence, character and, ultimately, happiness.
As the Roman physician, surgeon and philosopher Aelius Galenus (aka Galen of Pergamon) said thousands of years ago, “Employment is nature’s physician and is essential to human happiness.”
But given as far-leftists care neither for history nor “dead white philosophers,” of course this is a lesson that they’ve chosen to ignore. Pity that. It is however a lesson that’s most certainly been gleaned by Rich, his grandmother and his ardent followers:
My boys Great Grandmother worked almost up to her death at 101. She said if she stopped that would be it. #WorkEthics ❤️
— LH (@DreamerinMaking) February 9, 2019
My father in law is an 86 year old stroke survivor. He got on a tractor and cut and bailed hay and fed cows until LAST YEAR. There is a segment of our society that thinks things are owed to them rather than working for it. Unfortunately.
— jawarddrums (@jawarddrums) February 9, 2019
I had a wonderful role model who loved to 96 and in her words, “ in the morning you need to hit the ground running “. She had plenty but having lived through the depression she used everything up. No waste. The greatest generation.
— Beth Christian (@BethChristian11) February 9, 2019
I retired once (health) and came back because that’s what we do. We work and live life
— Jason MS.Ed.L (@Mjaybat2002) February 9, 2019
So true!! She sounds awesome & a lot like my grandparents!! My grandpa (Daddy Doc) was a family Dr & worked til he was 89!! Not for the money (small OK town) but because he wanted to – a cross between it was his calling & simple work ethic!!
— Kristen BrownTerrell (@keb4osu) February 9, 2019
No “economic security” needed for Granny… Just wake up each day with a purpose, make a contribution and live.
— Jackie Coneeny (@jconeeny) February 9, 2019
Hey John Rich , keep doing what you’re doing , also when the elderly keep busy working if they want or being involved helps them feel independent and good but it also helps them feel needed and keeps their mind strong.
Love your music, want I can see you seem like a great person
— johnnyogoodness (@johnnyogoodness) February 9, 2019
AND it keeps your mind clear and focused! Your granny came from a wonderful generation of hard-workers! My Daddy is from that generation.
— 🥖Panem et Circenses🎪 (@hb_nunya) February 9, 2019
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