Outrage for thee, but not for me.
When Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed a budget that would cut $18 million from the Special Olympics, Democrats and their liberal media allies threw a collective hissy, seizing on the opportunity to bash the Trump administration.
Even the Bronx Bolshevik, Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., piled on, comically suggesting that Democrats would “halt it.”
I see Betsy DeVos and the GOP are doubling down on their Anti-Everybody agenda by working to cut Fed funding for *the Special Olympics.*
The good news? You elected a House Dem majority, so we can halt it.
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— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 28, 2019
Turns out, President Donald Trump halted it by reversing the budget decision — it also bears noting that the Special Olympics raises well over $100 million in private donations, and that DeVos personally donated $50,000 in 2018.
“The Special Olympics will be funded,” Trump told reporters last week. “I just told my people, ‘I want to fund the Special Olympics.'”
But manufactured outrage ruled the day, and the national news cycle, courtesy of Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez.
So image her reaction to learning that Democrats in her own state cut funding to the Special Olympics while giving themselves a fat raise that comes close to matching what was being cut. Each member’s increase, that is.
AOC repeatedly attacked the Trump admin last week when it cut funding to the Special Olympics
Now Democrat-controlled New York is cutting funding to the Special Olympics and giving lawmakers a raise
AOC is silent
Her office has not responded to multiple requests for comment pic.twitter.com/VWMUELFQu8
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 1, 2019
Even when asked to comment, as seen from the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra, Ocasio-Cortez has nothing to say — but then, as her own constituents will tell you, ignoring requests appears to be her standard operating procedure.
New York state’s 2019 budget slashed $50,000 from the Special Olympics operating budget, dropping funding from $200,000 in 2017 to $150,000, WKBW-TV reported.
The ABC affiliate included a statement from Democratic state Assemblyman Patrick Burke that said, in part: “Negotiating a $175 billion budget between three parties is not easy.”
And a statement from Republican state Sen. Chris Jacobs: “I am appalled that this budget gives pay raises to the Governor and Lt. Governor at the same time that it cuts funding for Special Olympics.”
The Democratic-led New York state legislature voted to increase their salaries from $79,500 to $110,000, with another raise to $130,000 in 2021, according to The Daily Caller.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo also benefited from their generosity, becoming the highest paid governor in the country with a $70,000 raise to $250,000 a year.
But less money for those with intellectual and physical disabilities.
As noted Friday by Joy Behar, co-host of “The View,” we don’t need people like this running the country.
“This is an emotional issue,” Behar said of the Special Olympics funding. “You don’t want people running the country who have no sympathy or empathy for the poor and disabled.”
Social media users are awaiting Ocasio-Cortez’s (scripted) response… here’s a small sampling of responses from Twitter:
— Joe (@TurfwayJoe) April 2, 2019
She is probably wayyyyyyy to busy **working**! ?
— Alex Beaton (@apbeaton) April 1, 2019
It’s sad that the Democrats continue to be the best example of what they claim to be against.
— We Have Seven??????? (@RyanSellers51) April 1, 2019
All together now, say it. “AOC sucks!” pic.twitter.com/9gHKPTckzh
— Dinesh (@author_Dinesh) April 2, 2019
If it’s the Democrats … then they really don’t care.
— Lisa St.Pierre ?????? (@lstpierre) April 1, 2019
Well, she is in an airport eating croissants!
— SouthernGirl (@jbschneider63) April 1, 2019
Well, yeah, but did you know that, like, croissants at the airport cost, like, $7 and that shows the, like, low value placed on human worth, or something?
— The Rabbit or Duck Debate (@arabbitorduck) April 1, 2019
Hey @AOC you need to respond to below
Imagine going to the airport and eating a croissant
Imagine using a gas guzzler to go travel blocks in NYC, rather than walk or use the subway
Virtue signaller much? https://t.co/1jmozM63EM
— Ketan Vora (@KetanVora4) April 2, 2019
— johnny wishbone is back (@JohnnyW56157296) April 1, 2019
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