“Our planet is going to hit disaster if we don’t turn this ship around and so it’s basically like, there’s a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult,” Ocasio-Cortez said while chopping up food in her kitchen during an Instagram live video. “And it does lead, I think, young people to have a legitimate question, you know, ‘Is it okay to still have children?'”

 

“I mean not only just financially because people are graduating with 20, 30, 100 thousand dollars of student loan debt and so they can’t even afford to have kids in the house but also just this basic moral question, like, what do we do? And even if you don’t have kids, there are still children here in the world and we have a moral obligation to leave a better world for them.”

Ocasio-Cortez then went after Senator Diane Feinstein for her response to Green New Deal pushers at her office last week:

“The issue has gotten worse,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “So I don’t think that working on an issue for 30 years alone is what qualifies as, as what someone qualified to solve an issue.”

“That said, there are a lot of people that have been doing this work for decades that have proposed ambitious solutions for years and have not been listened to,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “So it’s not just, ‘I’ve been doing this for 30 years,’ so we need to listen to them because frankly people have been failing at the same things for 30 or 40 years. What we need to do is say, ‘What solutions have not been tried yet? And what ambitious scale have we not shot at yet.’ And let’s do it.”

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