Should they or shouldn’t they? Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may still not be sure.
After the duo announced a proposal to create a “postal banking” system, they didn’t seem sure if they should embrace in the Biden hands-off era.
As Bernie wrapped it up, AOC waved to the camera. He waved and she put her hand on his shoulder.
He then put his hand on her arm before she leaned in for the awkward side hug.
— Mr Producer (@RichSementa) May 9, 2019
As far as the legislation, Bloomberg reports:
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused banks of acting as “modern-day loan sharks” and called on Congress to enact a federal limit of 15% on credit card interest rates.
The two self-identified democratic-socialists are set to propose legislation on Thursday capping rates on credit card and other consumer loans and letting post offices offer low-cost basic financial services, such as loans and checking and savings accounts.
An outline of the plan released ahead of their formal announcement sharply criticized banks for charging on average more than 17% interest on credit card balances while they are able to borrow money at less than 2.5%.
While the embrace was awkward, the pair of socialists have nothing on the “3 Amigos.”
Former President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto were hoping to look like the North American tough guys after the
earth establishment shaking Brexit vote in 2016.
Instead, they looked like Larry, Moe and Curly.
Hands were flying, left hands were shaking, other hands were just dangling, waiting for any touch from a fellow leftist — it was almost as if someone’s hand was going to windmill and hit somebody else on top of the head.
Watch it here: