AOC On Demise Of Oil: ‘You Absolutely Love To See It’

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Green New Dealers like AOC are ready to dance on the grave of capitalism and free enterprise. AOC is visibly pleased to see the fossil fuel industry being crushed with wells being capped, companies going bankrupt and employees being laid off. ⁃ TN Editor

On Monday, U.S. oil prices fell below zero for the first time ever, shocking observers and raising doubts about the solvency of oil and gas companies coming out of the coronavirus crisis and the oil selling war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. These negative prices were distressing news for the U.S. economy, threatening the livelihoods of oil and gas workers and the availability of the gasoline Americans will need after the crisis ends. Yet Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) saw them as a reason to celebrate.

“You absolutely love to see it,” AOC tweeted. “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. *cough*”

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In other words, AOC found the negative prices not only a reason to celebrate but another excuse to push her radical Green New Deal legislation. Except, the Green New Deal would not be “worker-led,” of course. The green big government boondoggle would not just devastate America’s energy sector and cost all those workers their jobs, but it would require the government to tax the life out of the rich, the middle class, and probably the poor, too.

But you know what they say, never let an opportunity — oh, sorry, I mean a crisis — go to waste, right?

Even Ocasio-Cortez seems to have had some shame, however. She deleted the tweet but not before it had been saved for eternity.

House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was among those calling out AOC’s despicable words.

“Oil & gas workers are losing their livelihoods. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s response was ‘you absolutely love to see it.’ Then she deleted it because she doesn’t want people to see the truth: Dems are willing to sacrifice people’s jobs & livelihoods for their radical socialist agenda,” Scalise tweeted.

AOC had retweeted independent journalist Brandon Smith, who noted that “oil prices [are] now at ‘negative values,’ meaning oil producers have to pay people to take it off their hands and store it because when demand plunges (like now), that is less expensive for them than building more storage and/or shutting wells down.”

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Gordon

I wonder what she means by *cough*. Is she signaling that she is intelligent, because she knows not to spell it “koff” or something like that? What’s the deal with using asterisks that way, anyhow? Looks dumb to me.

Terry mead

AOC speaks a lot of sense. The oil industry is clearly doomed, if we act now by creating jobs in the green economy then those workers will be protected.

JR Van

Curious how uninformed you are Terry. From my paper, which you would do well to glance at this snippet Farley Mowat, the noted Canadian leftist (from my wife’s hometown) and Greenpeace activist, wrote in his book West Viking  (written while we were still in the global cooling scare) that there were probably at least dwarf forests growing in Greenland [1] when the Vikings arrived in 985 AD and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History reports “… Erik the Red discovered two areas of southwest Greenland which were suitable for farming, with grasslands and small stands of alder and birch.” [2] You… Read more »

JR Van

I’d love to see her ignorant fat azz walk everywhere she goes…. also with the Hollywierd Learjet leftists

JR Van

Farley Mowat, the noted Canadian leftist (from my wife’s hometown) and Greenpeace activist, wrote in his book West Viking  (written while we were still in the global cooling scare) that there were probably at least dwarf forests growing in Greenland [1] when the Vikings arrived in 985 AD and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History reports “… Erik the Red discovered two areas of southwest Greenland which were suitable for farming, with grasslands and small stands of alder and birch.” [2] You will note that it is too cold today for any type of forests to grow in Greenland, and there… Read more »

JR Van

The stupidity of the left is mind numbing. Global warming stopped around 2000, there has been no OVERALL warming since. Oceans are rising at regular rate. But from the 1970s – 2000. when it was warming (still colder than the 1930s, and if anyone has a lick of sense, they would know that warming was due to us still coming out the LIA… except the left is too utterly ignorant to know what the LIA is, nor the MWP. Per Dr. Sallie Baliunas, Harvard Smithsonian, there was also warming on recently demoted planet Pluto, per CalTech, warming on Mars, and… Read more »