AOC enraged that coronavirus stimulus doesn’t hand over cash to illegal aliens

Oh, Alexandria.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) voiced her displeasure over the coronavirus stimulus bill excluding cash payments to some illegal aliens.

The New York Democrat blamed Republicans in a Twitter tirade for such an exclusion, despite the stimulus bill passing on a 96-0 unanimous vote in the Senate.

Cash payments as written in the bill —$1,200 to most individuals depending on income, $2,400 to couples— will only apply to taxpayers with a Social Security number.

AOC’s Anger

Ocasio-Cortez noted that cash payments will not be made to immigrants with tax IDs, or ITINs. ITINs, according to the American Immigration Council, are “a tax processing number issued by the IRS to ensure that people —including unauthorized immigrants— pay taxes even if they do not have a Social Security number and regardless of their immigration status.”

“To clarify, $1200 checks are ONLY going to some [with] social [security] numbers, NOT immigrants [with] tax IDs (ITINs),” she fumed. “Thanks to GOP, these checks will be cut off the backs of *taxpaying immigrants,* who get nothing.”

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AOC Blames Trump for Holding People Hostage

Ocasio-Cortez (who has an economics degree for which she really deserves a refund) also tore into the coronavirus stimulus bill for not providing funding for hospitals and unemployment. “What Trump [and] Senate GOP have done is hold hospitals, working people, and the vulnerable hostage so they could get in $500 billion (that will be leveraged into $4T) in corporate welfare,” she wrote. “Without the Wall [Street] giveaway, GOP refuses to fund hospitals & unemployment. It’s inhumane.”

According to CNBC, the bill provides $117 billion for hospitals and veterans’ health care and markedly boosts unemployment insurance.

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Pelosi Soothes Disappointed Democrats

As per usual, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had to placate those in her party whose socialist wish-list items were excluded from this coronavirus stimulus bill. “What is important is for us to recognize the good that is in the bill, appreciate it for what it does,” Pelosi told CNN Wednesday evening. “Don’t judge it for what it doesn’t because we have more bills to come.”

That’s a wink and a nod to the Squad —which choreographs every little dance move she does these days— that we’ll get your pet projects in future legislation. Will that apply to cash payments for illegals?

This piece originally appeared in ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.

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