Can Someone Educate Ilhan Omar On American Economics? She Wants Free Rent For Country

Written By BlabberBuzz | Saturday, 21 November 2020 16:30

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is calling for debt and mortgage payments to be canceled as Americans weather the economic storm surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

"Evicting millions of people during a pandemic would be a moral outrage," she tweeted Thursday. "Cancel rent and mortgage payments now."

Her tweet linked to a CNN article warning of a potential "huge wave of evictions" in January.

Lockdowns have led to millions of job losses and a financial strain that left Americans struggling to pay their bills. Although the federal government passed a massive relief package earlier this year, Congress and the White House have struggled to compromise on additional benefits.

Meanwhile, U.S. virus cases are increasing, prompting additional restrictions in places like New York City, which just announced it would once again close its public schools.

In September, the Pew Research Center reported that 1 in 4 U.S. adults had trouble paying their bills during the first six months of the crisis. Overall, about 16% of adults said they had problems paying rent or their mortgage.

Compared to other income groups, lower-income Americans saw a significantly higher proportion of individuals who had trouble paying bills (46%), had problems paying rent or mortgage (32%), received food from a "food bank/organization" (35%), and used money from their savings or retirement to pay their bills (44%).

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., came under fire Thursday when she argued that the federal government should pay people to stay home. Omar similarly tweeted: "To get the virus under control, we need to pay people to stay home."

This past Thursday, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., fired back at Democratic colleagues who suggested she and other members of the progressive squad had weakened the party by dragging it too far to the left.

"As soon as the election was over ... we have seen the pundits and some of the leaders within the Democratic Party, or even some of our colleagues, who are freshmen, talk about us getting back to basics -- saying you know, the squad -- Alex[andria Ocasio-Cortez], Ilhan, Rashida [Tlaib], all of you have to stop talking about everything you talk about, because we need to get back to basics," Omar said at a rally at Capitol Hill.

"So, I was confused because I thought what is more basic than fighting for clean water? What is more basic than fighting for a breathable planet? What is more basic than trying to make sure we get health care for people?" she lamented, before adding a litany of other causes.

Other fractures in the Democrats' coalition have emerged, despite Omar previously describing the party as a "big family."

“When you think about our party, Speaker Pelosi always says we are a big tent, and that means that we are a big family," she told MSNBC. "We all have our own constituencies that we have to serve. We are part of a caucus working on behalf of the people. We think of ourselves as the party of the people."

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