• Radical Congresswoman’s Plan Would Turn America Upside Down

    Surge Summary: Rep. Ilhan Omar’s written plan would turn America into something it has never before been.

    Not quite sure about what much-in-the-news Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota wants for America? Well, be doubtful no more. According to CNSNews’ Terry Jeffrey, in a United States fashioned after the desires of Congresswoman Omar

    the “capitalist system” will be left behind in pursuit of a “fair and just economy” where the federal government guarantees everybody jobs, housing, health care and free abortions.

    How can we know this? Well, if it’s not shocking enough that she believes it, she has actually committed it to writing for all to see.

    Kudos to Omar for transparency. Shrieks of horror for her ideas, however. For instance:

    Omar’s campaign website includes a section called “Ilhan’s Vision.” The agenda it presents contradicts foundational American principles — particularly the rights to life and property — that were spelt out in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

    Do you think “[a]ll men are created equal” and “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”? (Declaration of Independence)

    Or that “[n]o person shall be … deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation”?  (Fifth Amendment)

    Do you hold the 14th Amendment assures the separate states cannot nullify the rights protected by the Fifth Amendment which apply to everyone? “Nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”?

    Fasten your seat belts …

    In “Ilhan’s Vision,” a government that recognizes the right to private property is an unjust government.

    “The capitalist system has led to a concentration of wealth in a small handful of elites while working people suffer,” says Omar’s vision statement. “We must stop the exploitation of working people to create a fair and just economy.”

    One of her policy prescriptions for moving America away from the “capitalist system” toward a “fair and just economy” – one’s antennae should always go on alert whenever that phrase is trotted out — is to federally guarantee jobs and wages for everybody.

    “A federal jobs guarantee would provide meaningful work to anybody who wants it,” says her vision statement. “The program would: Provide a wage of at least $15 an hour, healthcare coverage, and benefits.”

    Nice words, but a hallucinogenic pipe dream if one wants to bother with economic realities. Has the Representative ever started a business? Met a payroll?

    But there’s more from the thirty-seven-year old, first-term official:

    “Homes for All”? That fantasist proposal makes her cut — designed to draw Americans away from a “free market” in residential real estate and toward what Omar eerily calls “publicly- and cooperatively-owned models of housing.”

    Because it worked so well when the government tried its hand with manipulating the housing game in the 1990s and early/mid-2000s, right?

    “Housing is a human right,” Omar says in her vision statement. “However, the free-market does not meet the needs of working families, while big banks and for-profit developers continue to profit off of working communities.”

    Imagine that: In this country, for-profit homebuilders profit by providing housing to people who earn money by working.

    To stop this outrage, Omar says, “We need to move towards publicly- and cooperatively-owned models of housing for all income-levels.”

    Because, presumably, history and precedent convince us this solution works so well? See: Eastern Europe or practically any socialistic country over the past one-hundred years.

    Jeffrey poses some piquant questions of his own:

    Does this mean House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or her descendants should someday live in publicly or cooperatively owned housing? How about Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer?

    We could expand those interrogatories to: How about Rep. Ilhan Omar?

    Of course, to ask these things is to answer them.

    It goes without saying, in the nation Omar envisions, a people promised government-funded jobs and going home at night to “publicly- and cooperatively-owned models of housing” will also be reliant on health care controlled by the self-same central government.

    “Ilhan will fight for Medicare for All, a single-payer healthcare system that guarantees quality care for every American,” says “Ilhan’s Vision.”

    How? The State’s attempts to move toward this arrangement thus far have faltered ominously. Hasn’t she noticed?

    Yet, under what could be called “Omarcare”, no one will pay anything for any health care service. Another gargantuan, government-sponsored freebie!

    Her system would “Require no out-of-pocket costs for patients for any services.”

    Good grief. Does she, or those cheering on this delusion, have any idea how ludicrous this all is?

    No surprise, her Omar-controlled, State-supplied heath care would include …  the killing of unborn children.

    “It is horrifying that we continue to fight for the right to seek an abortion and access reproductive freedom,” says “Ilhan’s Vision.” Her system would “Provide abortion coverage and care regardless of income or insurance.”

    Horrifying is the proper word to employ in this matter, but it needs to be applied a bit differently: Horrific describes the notion of government paying for industrial-scale terminating of unborn people.

    How will Omar pay for all this? Another shopworn cliché: by taking more of hard-working Americans’ income and targeting family-owned businesses.

    “Ilhan’s Vision” will “Create a more progressive tax system by increasing income tax for the wealthiest Americans.”

    It would also “Strengthen the estate tax to limit the amount of inter-generational wealth that can be accumulated in the wealthiest families.”

    How dare families preserve the right to pass on to their posterity what they’ve earned over a lifetime?!

    Jeffrey warns,

    Massive public stock corporations do not pay estate taxes. Family-owned businesses do. The net effect is forcing families to sell their businesses to public corporations to raise money to pay a tax imposed on the death of a family member.

    This death tax enriches big government and big business at the expense of families.

    It would take money from parents who have worked hard and saved to build a business they want to pass on to their children and give that money to individuals who want to abort their children.

    In short, groaning under Omar’s chilling vision, the America Dream would be turned on its head. It will become a nation utterly alien to what Americans have known and experienced over the preceding two-plus centuries.

    Who is more likely to lead America to a better tomorrow, Jeffrey probes pungently?

    Those who work to build a family legacy? Or those who take a government handout to terminate theirs in the womb?

    Once more, to ask the question is to answer it, at least for those with their eyes open.

    The views expressed here are the author’s and not necessarily those of Daily Surge.

    Image: photo credit: Fibonacci Blue <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/45406484475″>Ilhan Omar speaking at worker protest against Amazon</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/”>(license)</a>

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