(PatriotHeadline.com)- Far-left Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a member of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Squad,” was mocked relentlessly on Twitter this week when she made perhaps her least economically literate statement yet.
“Cancel rent and mortgage payments,” she wrote on Twitter.
You can read about my bill here ⬇️https://t.co/CDtLWUbCSr
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) December 3, 2020
Omar initially didn’t provide any context, she didn’t explain how it would work, and she got absolutely slammed for it.
Two hours later, she published an additional tweet, linking to an article published by Market Realist about her “Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act.”
You might be forgiven for thinking her proposed legislation offered some answers…but it didn’t.
In the article, the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act is described as a piece if proposed legislation that would “eliminate all rent and mortgage payments during a national emergency, retroactive to April 1 and extending for 30 days after the ‘official end’ of the crisis.”
The legislation poses new questions and appears to suggest that renters and homeowners would be given money back for payments made since April 1. It is universal basic income in disguise, giving millions of Americans several thousand dollars in cash payments presumably from the government.
The article tweeted by Omar also contains criticism of her bill.
“Many landlords rely on the rent paid by their tenants as a source of income,” it explained. “If they aren’t getting paid, then they have just as much to worry about financially as the people that live in their buildings.”
It wasn’t just the article that slammed Omar, either. She got inundated with angry Twitter users who saw right through her.
“Cancel yourself,” one user said. “Maybe go marry another brother.”
Cancel yourself. Maybe go marry another brother.
— #Nats Fan Carla ⚾️ (@LibertyBelleCJL) December 3, 2020
It’s funny ‘cos it’s true.
“Cancel pay for elected officials,” another said.
Conservative political commentator Drew Berquist also responded, simply reminding her, “You just aren’t smart.”
You just aren’t smart.
— Drew Berquist (@drewberquist) December 3, 2020
Should Joe Biden ultimately become the next president of the United States, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could ultimately have much more influence on the federal government than they have had to date.
Shouldn’t we be worried that people who don’t understand basic economic principles are not only elected in the first place, but could have the ear of the president?