The Socialist Dream Team Or “Squad” Has Arrived On Capitol Hill And Their Demands Are Clear: $42 Trillion In New Spending, Free Healthcare, Guaranteed Government Jobs, Free College, No ICE, Border Wall Or Electoral College, And No Military Cooperation With Israel.
Shown at the Congressional Progressive Caucus orientation are soon-to-be congresswomen Ilhan Omar (MN), Ayanna Pressley (MA), Rashida Tlaib (MI) and the socialist “It girl,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
Cortez describes the group as a “squad”, Tlaib labeled them a “Dream Team,” and Pressley says their election means “Change can’t wait.”
The squad wants the Progressive Caucus to have more backbone and to stand up to the Democratic leadership in a manner similar to how the Freedom Caucus challenged GOP Speakers Boehner and Ryan.
They want no compromise and believe Democrats should advocate the agenda of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).
The massive spending increase they want would place the U.S. on track to eclipse most European nations in government expenditures as a proportion of GDP.
The squad is not alone and there is now a huge overlap between the DSA agenda and that of the Democratic Party.
Written by Greg Hamilton