Alfred Ortiz: ‘Dangerous’ Green New Deal ‘Regressive’ for Middle-Income Families

US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, and US Senator Ed Markey (C), Democrat of Massachusetts, speak during a press conference to announce Green New Deal legislation to promote clean energy programs outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, February 7, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo …
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MICHELLE MOONS
Washington, DC

Job Creators Network CEO Alfredo Ortiz spoke to Alex Marlow of Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM Thursday, detailing the harmful effects the Green New Deal will have on Americans.

“Socialism takes. Capitalism creates. That’s the bottom line,” Ortiz said in defining socialism.

Ortiz called Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal an “attack to a way of life … what our founders believed in, that through hard work you can achieve anything you want, be anything, have the liberty to decide what you want to do and not do–not the government. It was never intended for the government to decide how to rule your life, how to run your life.”

President Donald Trump made headlines Tuesday night during the State of the Union when he celebrated that the United States would never be a socialist country.

Marlow moved to discuss the Green New Deal more in-depth with Ortiz during Thursday’s interview. Marlow pointed to a ten-year projection to make the U.S. carbon neutral, even though only approximately ten percent of the country’s energy production is non-carbon-based. He called it almost a “sci-fi” concept to convert the production in that period of time.

“It’s one of the most regressive things that you can do to our middle-income families,” Ortiz said of the carbon-neutral deadline, along with Medicare for all in the Green New Deal. He pointed out that America has become a net exporter of energy: “That’s an amazing turnaround story, and we need to be celebrating that.” He said this has helped the American economy prosper the way it has.

Ortiz focused in on the excessive red tape and tax cuts that the Trump administration has accomplished. He then pointed to the two-thirds of job growth small business owners produced. 

He called ideas like the Green New Deal “dangerous” and teed up his description of Democrats: dangerous, duplicitous, and disingenuous.

Ortiz said Republicans lost in 2018, in part, because it was not enough to talk about the tax cut bill vote; they needed to talk about the personal effects on Americans. For example, the first time non-supervisory wages are outpacing supervisory wages, 304,000 net jobs, and three percent GDP growth rate. He said it affects every demographic group, including the historic low unemployment for several groups.

He said some question why 50 percent of Hispanics support President Donald Trump, and that it is because many in the Hispanic community see him supporting dreams they have. “If you work real hard, and you stick to what you need to be doing, the right way of the law kind of thing, and you work hard in this country, you can achieve anything you want.”

On the issue of migration at the border, Ortiz said people are coming from other countries because “there’s no Nicaraguan dream, right? There’s no Mexican dream, right? There’s no Venezuelan dream, right? There’s only the American dream.”

“They’re certainly not building walls in Venezuela to keep the Americans out, right?” he added. 

Ortiz further pointed taxpayers to look not just at their refund checks to see the effect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but to look at the withholding tables and how much more they are taking home each month than before. He said keeping more money in your pocket along the year means you are not giving the government an “interest-free loan” through the year.

Michelle Moons is a White House Correspondent for Breitbart News — follow on Twitter @MichelleDiana and Facebook.

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