Billboard in Times Square Reminds Ocasio-Cortez: ‘The American PEOPLE are the Boss’

Miguel Moreno
By Miguel Moreno
March 7, 2019US News
Billboard in Times Square Reminds Ocasio-Cortez: ‘The American PEOPLE are the Boss’
An electronic billboard unveiled by a pro-business group addressing Democratic-Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is seen in Times Square in New York City, New York, U.S., March 5, 2019. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

The fourth in a series of billboards condemning the policies and actions of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was installed on March 5. Job Creators Network (JCN) responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s “I’m the boss” statement with a billboard reading, “The American PEOPLE are the boss.”

Ocasio-Cortez declared herself the “boss” at a New York City ‘Girl’s Code Event’ in response to criticism of her proposed Green New Deal. At the event, she claimed that she was the only one trying to do something about climate change; and for that, she should be the boss.

“I just introduced the Green New Deal two weeks ago, and it’s creating all of this conversation,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Why? Because no one else has even tried. Because no one else has even tried. So people are like, ‘Oh, it’s unrealistic. Oh, it’s vague. Oh, it doesn’t address this little minute thing.’ And I’m like, ‘You try. You do it ’cause you’re not.’

“So, until you do it, I’m the boss. How about that?” she said.

A Decade of Extreme Changes

The Green New Deal has been criticized by numerous politicians as well as President Donald Trump as being an unrealistic socialist policy that will be harmful to the economy.

According to the proposal, in a decade, the deal would meet “100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources.” This means that gas, coal, and oil would no longer fuel the United States.

President Trump rebuked the deal for this reason.

“The Green New Deal … No planes. No Energy. When the wind stops blowing, that’s the end of your electric,” Trump said at CPAC. “It would force the destruction or renovation of virtually every structure in the United States.”

JCN believes that this deal requires massive government expansion, which the group says would be another step toward socialism. In a socialist economy, businesses are regulated by the community, contrary to the United States’s free market economy.

“The harms of socialism are rooted in the expansion of government power,” JCN President and CEO Alfredo Ortiz said, “according to their website, “and when government is in the driver’s seat, the American people are the ones to suffer.”

In an article by JCN, Ortiz said small business has done well in the United States because of free market policies and that “Ocasio-Cortez’s policies have no place in America.

“If this Green Raw Deal is enacted, you can kiss the American dream goodbye,” he said.

Big Money for Extreme Changes

The American Foundation reported that the estimated price tag on the Green New Deal would be between $51 to $93 trillion dollars. The foundation’s conclusion: the deal is expensive. But what would do more damage than the price tag is the federal government’s expansion, thus regulating the basic decisions of Americans.

JCN advocates for free-enterprise and defense against bad government policies; and since their first billboard, the message hasn’t changed, said Ortiz.

“As we’ve highlighted many times before: socialism takes and capitalism creates.”

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