FOX News (via Archive): AOC says her policies are not 'free stuff': 'I never want to hear that term again'.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's promise to boost federal funding for social programs should not be considered "free stuff," because they are in fact "public goods," the New York Democrat said in a Monday tweet.
Ocasio-Cortez, who earlier in the day led a Green New Deal town hall about public housing in the Bronx, said she's tired of being accused of essentially bribing voters with financial handouts.
"Public education, libraries, & infrastructure policies (which we‘ve had before in America and elsewhere in the world!) are not 'free stuff,'" she tweeted.
"They are PUBLIC GOODS. And they are worth investing in, protecting, & advancing for all society and future generations. Sincerely, NY-14."
Ocasio-Cortez, who has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the 2020 race, also said she never wants to hear the term "free stuff" uttered ever again in a political context.
Let The Streisand Effect begin!
Maybe we have something here. Peaceful, protesting crowds showing up at any Cortez event drowning out whatever she's saying by shouting, "FREE STUFF". I like the idea because FREE SPEECH is a PUBIC GOOD.
I haven't checked The Bartender's Twitter account, but it sure would be an appropriate exercise of the First Amendment to flood it with FREE STUFF memes.