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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “Just Say ‘No, We’re Not Going Back’” to Work

By Craig Bannister | April 23, 2020 | 9:43am EDT
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Americans should “Just say ‘No’” to President Trump’s call for states to reopen and Americans to go back to work, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) says in a video interview with Vice.com.

In the interview, Ocasio-Cortez claims that, when Pres. Trump speaks of ‘reopening society,’ what he really means is “Go back to work.” But, “A lot of people should just say, “No, we’re not going back to that,” because workers aren’t being paid enough to feel secure in their lives:

“There’s a lot that we could be doing right now. But, ultimately, the, I think, when we talk about this idea of ‘reopening society’.”

You know, only in America, does the president, when the president tweets about ‘liberation,’ does he mean ‘go back to work.’”

“When we have this discussion about ‘going back’ or ‘reopening’ — I think a lot of people should just say, ‘No, we’re not going back to that. We’re not going back to working 70-hour weeks, just so that we can put food on the table and not feel any sort of semblance of security in our lives.”

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