Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Speaking

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) proposed paying people to stay home as a viable option to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

“To get the virus under control, we need to pay people to stay home,” the New York lawmaker declared.

Ocasio-Cortez’s suggestion comes as leaders across the country begin to reimpose restrictions as concerns of spikes of the Wuhan virus grow. Some leaders, such as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D), are discouraging people from engaging in their traditional Thanksgiving plans altogether.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is also advising Americans to refrain from traveling for Thanksgiving to minimize the spread of the Chinese virus.

“The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is at home with the people in your household,” the CDC’s Dr. Erin Sauber-Schatz stated.

Additionally, the CDC is encouraging Americans to “celebrate virtually.” In the event that people do have guests over, the CDC recommends everyone to wear a mask and maintain a distance of six feet.

Some governors are imposing limits on gatherings in private homes in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, though the enforcement of such restrictions remains in doubt.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), for example, has capped private gatherings to ten individuals.

“The rules are only as good as the enforcement. Local governments are in charge of enforcement. There are only two fundamental truths in this situation: it’s individual discipline and it’s government enforcement. Period. End of sentence,” Cuomo said in a statement announcing the restrictions.

“I need the local governments to enforce this,” he added.

On Wednesday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) announced a set of coronavirus restrictions, including an eight-person limit on gatherings in private homes, effective November 20 to December 13. Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s (D) restrictions are even more severe, capping gatherings in private homes to “no more than 6 people total, from no more than 2 households.”

Last week, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that she will have a virtual Thanksgiving, celebrating with her family over Zoom.

9 thoughts on “AOC: Fight the Coronavirus by Paying People to Stay Home”
  1. Whose idea is this? A democrat no doubt. And, where exactly is this money coming from? I see our citizens eating out of garbage cans, homeless and illegals getting the full use of DMV to apply for and get drivers licenses! I dread this next four years with a democrat in office! Their priorities are so totally screwed up! Since John F. Kennedy I have not felt proud to be a democrat any longer and I no longer am one. California was in deep financial trouble before the coronavirus! What is going to happen now! If I didn’t own property I would think about leaving California myself. It’s only going to get worse. So, let’s see. Let’s see how many more people I see who are legal

  2. So the funds to pay all these people will come out of her bank account???? What the hay, just print more, not a problem. (Until the wheel barrows are needed to go to the store for bread!! Maybe on Mars this kind of plan will work, maybe that is where the Democrats get their math from??????

  3. If everyone is paid to stay home, who then generates the tax dollars to pay for it ? oh, corps right. Well if corps will pay, who is going to be working at the corps if your getting paid to stay home ? If AOC’s plan goes through, you won’t even have a grocery store ti shop at.
    And, AOC is an economics major?

  4. That’s the typical response from the typical dummocrat (sic). Give them money. AOC is among the worse if not the worse. This country is following the same path that Rome followed centuries ago.
    Get a life!!!

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