“When we have this discussion about going back or reopening, I think a lot of people should just say, ‘No, we’re not going back to that. We’re not going back to working 70 hour weeks just so that we can put food on the table and not even feel any sort of semblance of security in our lives,’” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Remember that Ocasio-Cortez is an avowed anti-capitalist who recently deleted a gleeful tweet about plunging oil prices. “You absolutely love to see it,” she wrote. “This along with record low interest rates means it’s the right time for a worker-led, mass investment in green infrastructure to save our planet.”
Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow Democrats are ecstatic about this devastating pandemic providing them with an opportunity to fundamentally transform the American economy.