Two Democrat progressive “Squad” members have raised a new idea to handle the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic, suggesting money should be a cure for the fatal disease. However, Nikki Haley shut down their plan.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has decided that paying Americans to stay at home is how to solve the virus pandemic.

“To get the virus under control, we need to pay people to stay home,” Ocasio-Cortez of New York wrote in a tweet on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, another member of the progressive coterie, shared the view, claiming that money is the right prescription.

“We need to send every American a check until this crisis is over,” she tweeted on Thursday.

Ocasio-Cortez and Omar are two among the so-called Squad, including Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. All four congresswomen are projected to win re-election to the House.

The tweets from the two Democrats came amid inaction from Congress on another coronavirus relief package.

With her idea, Ocasio-Cortez thought the government has an inexhaustible supply of money that could be spent on any resolution.

In response, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley shut down the idea floated by the democratic socialist.

“AOC, Are you suggesting you want to pay people to stay home from the money you take by defunding the police? Or was that for the student debts you wanted to pay off, the Green New Deal or Medicare for All?” she wrote.

“Where is the money,” Haley asked in a hashtag.

Haley referred to Ocasio-Cortez’s support for the “Defund the Police” policy set forth by the Black Lives Matter movement, her support for canceling student debt, and her plan to combat global warming, and her support for Medicare for All, according to The Blaze.

Ocasio-Cortez has been mocked for her Green New Deal as some experts estimate the plan could cost as much as $94 trillion. In June 2019, she admitted that it would cost at least $10 million.

But in another tweet on Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez resorted to the typical clichéd Democrat rhetoric about how Republicans favor the rich over the poor.

“Republicans are mad at this when they literally just voted to do just this in March,” she wrote, referencing the $1,200 stimulus payment to individuals that Congress authorized. “The reason they’re opposed to it now is because last time they got a Wall Street bailout, and this time all that’s left is helping working people, the disabled, the poor, etc.”

The congresswoman added that “Funny how you didn’t hear Republicans complain about ‘spending other people’s money’ or ask ‘how are we going to pay for it?’ when they insisted on creating a $4 trillion leveraged slush fund for their Wall Street buddies in March,’” referencing the same earlier relief package.

The Democrat-led House passed the HEROES Act, which includes $3 trillion in aid, and separately passed a leaner $2.2 trillion package in October. Still, the Republican-controlled Senate refused to take it up, calling the measures “expensive,” “seasonal catalog of left-wing oddities,” and “unserious effort.”

Ocasio-Cortez raised her costly spending plan as the current national debt stands at roughly $27 trillion, according to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

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