Having lived and worked in Manhattan for a short time, I can easily see why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) holds the views that she does about automobiles and her “Green New Deal.” Car ownership in Manhattan is discouraged by high insurance rates, ownership fees, parking costs and traffic. As a New Yorker, you can go weeks or months at a time and never touch an automobile, except perhaps a taxi. You can ride the bus or subway to get to work or any other activity.
Her views are totally insular. She has no idea about how the rest the country moves around, works or plays. It’s just her little world as a barmaid in a metropolitan bistro.
Now she has a new “little world.” She is now living in the most insular city in the United States, Washington, DC.The only reality that concerns politicians is re-election. She has moved into a luxury apartment house in Washington where she can enjoy “whole foods” and easy living. No living like a tenement dweller for her! This goes along with her $3,000 designer pants suits and ego-tripping lifestyle.
In other words, she is the typical “radical chic” socialist. She almost totally divorced from the reality of how others earn a living. She can pontificate about any subject with, so far, no repercussions. She has told us that “she is the boss.”
I reject her leadership, and I’m hoping that most Americans will wake up and do the same.