Who the Hell Does AOC Think She Is?
I only had to watch ten minutes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grilling the CEO of JP Morgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, to get extremely sick. The blood instantly drained from my head as I watched the freshman congressperson talk down to Mr. Dimon like the true Marxist that she is.
AOC acted as if the housing crisis in ’08 was Jamie’s fault, as if he or his company intentionally screwed people out of their homes. Never mind that the housing bubble occurred in part because too many people were buying homes they couldn’t afford, that these same people were too stupid to read the fine print on mortgage papers they signed, too ignorant to understand that when interest rates jump after your 3rd or 4th year, you need to “lock it in,” or your monthly mortgage is going to triple; yes, those people that Ms. OC seems to think are victims. And there she was, placing the blame squarely on the CEO of one of the largest financial companies in the world, like the little Marxist that she is.
It’s easy to understand why she chose to take such an accusatory tone, after all, Ocasio-Cortez has never actually owned a home, made a down payment or understands the simple truth that you don’t buy something you can’t afford.
“Do you think people in Finance should be in jail, Mr. Dimon?”
What life experience does AOC have that could possibly compare to Jamie Dimon? By what measure does Octasio-Cortez even begin to put herself in the same league with a man who is probably one of the smartest and best CEO’s in the country? that she would have anything but respect for Jamie Dimon and his company, the largest credit card company in the world with over 250,000 well-paid employees?
What, because she got elected by a few dimwits socialists in Long Island who probably can’t even get a credit card because of poor credit and lousy past history (like an unpaid cable or utility bill)? This gives her the right to pass judgement on a successful (white) businessman who has probably helped more people than Ocasio-Cortez will ever be able to do in her life? It is as if AOC was taking out her jealousy, her hatred for successful people, her vile against prosperity and all that the free-market provides to billions of people everyday, on Mr. Dimon, not realizing that it is HE who helps people out of poverty and not she.
And speaking of helping, if it wasn’t for companies like JP Morgan small businesses everywhere wouldn’t have access to money; these small business wouldn’t be able to create jobs and help create opportunity for Americans unless there were credit companies like JP Morgan Chase who provide such services! Is she really so stupid that she thinks of Dimon as some sort of robber baron, corporate pig-slime. Does this young MIT grad, who holds a degree in Economics, not understand that 80 percent of world commerce is based on credit?
Dimon: succesfful banker, financier, honest, a family man, worked hard to get where he is and didn’t step on any body along the way. A true example of a smart person who became succesfful because he worked for it.
AOC, a 28 year-old bartender, MIT Business grad who doesn’t have a clear grasp of economics- – never owned a business in her life and has the gall, the arrogance, the hubris to grill Dimon because stupid people got suckered into buying homes they couldn’t afford! Add to this that much of the financial crisis was because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were being pressured by the socialist Democrats in government to relax loan rules so that poor people could get loans they couldn’t possibly afford!
What an embarrassment that today’s leaders in U.S. Government are arrogant little snowflake twits who have no business being anywhere near the Halls of Congress, unless it’s field day at the local elementary school, which is exactly where AOC belongs.
Let me apologize to Mr. Dimon. and to quote a well-known phrase, “forgive them their ignorance, for they know not what they do.”
Congress is supposed to be filled with the best and the brightest Americans, sadly, Alexander Ocasio-Cortez is neither.
Jim Watkins is a radio journalist, social media critic and host of the immensely popular podcast Candidly Speaking