Dem Congressman: “We’ve Proved that Communism Works”

That’s one way to defend ObamaCare.

Democratic Florida Rep. Joe Garcia — fresh off being caught eating his own earwax on camera — was caught in another gaffe this week, claiming that low crime rates in border cities with lots of federal immigration workers is proof that “Communism works.”

Garcia made the comment during a Google hangout he convened last week to talk about illegal alien amnesty with supporters.

“Let me give you an example, the kind of money we’ve poured in,” he said. “So the most dangerous — sorry, the safest city in America is El Paso, Texas. It happens to be across the border from the most dangerous city in the Americas, which is Juarez. Right?”

“And two of the safest cities in America, two of them are on the border with Mexico,” Garcia continued. “And of course, the reason is we’ve proved that Communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there’s no crime.”

But that doesn’t explain why so many cities are crime ridden then? Is it because we didn’t give all the muggers jobs at the IRS or give all the rapists positions at the DMV?

El Paso is not actually the safest city in America. That’s a bizarre Democratic Party claim used to promote amnesty. It only works if you compare it to a narrowly constructed category of cities and it still comes in behind New York and San Diego. Not to mention in some cases, Atlanta and Los Angeles.

Its murder and robbery rate figure isn’t bad, but its rape rate is higher than Newark. It has a higher assault rate than Dallas and L.A. Its burglary and property crime rates are higher than New York.

So it’s a matter of which statistics you juggle.

El Paso also has one cop to every 600 people. Or 17 cops to 10,000 people. That’s a worse ratio than New York which is something like a cop to every 300 people, but it really beats Chicago with 44 cops to 10,000 people.

If you look at cities by population, El Paso has one of the higher cop to civilian ratios in its size. And that is much of its secret. If you throw manpower at a crime problem and the department is decently run, you can drive down crime rates.

El Paso has higher cop ratios than Boston, Baltimore or Denver. Its secret isn’t government jobs. It’s men in uniform.

  • glpage

    Communism does not work, never has, never will. The Congressman is a dope.

    • Notalibfool

      “Communism does not work, never has, never will.”

      The same could behave been said for the “hero” of the movement, Karl Marx.

  • DogmaelJones1

    Another bizarre collectivist/liberal/Progressive claim: “If you give everybody a good government job, there’s no crime.” Okay, so there’s no “crime,” because everyone would be too starved to commit any crimes, because governments produce nothing to eat or use. There’d be no one actually gainfully employed in the production of anything, unless they were employed in a slave camp as indentured labor at the new “minimum wage” of two cents a month. And where would those two copper-clad zinc pennies come from? From Fantasy Island on Titan, a moon of Saturn. No Groucho Marxist “seven-cent nickels” in Joe Garcia’s world.

    • truebearing

      Joe doesn’t understand that governments progressively lose revenue on government jobs. The least he could do is learn the parasitic principles behind communism, but the least he could do is less than his capacity to do it. Idiots like Garcia can’t learn.

    • Yeesh

      Gracias Ignorance is so complete it is truly stunning. This guy is one of those believers who think government creates wealth simply by printing money. If this is what most libs think (and honestly, i think most in government adhere to this line of thinking since vote buying is a great way to get reelected), why the F do people keep voting for him and his ilk? Does anyone pulling the lever for idiots like this understand that THEY are paying for this fiasco out of their own wallets?

  • antisharia

    Communism will never work, but the nightmare will never die.

  • Libslayer

    Meet Joe Garcia, obama’s next economic czar.
    What an idiot.

  • Johnny Palestine

    what is Joe Garcia`s salary? And the other benefits?

    • Notalibfool

      How much are you willing to bet that he’s one of the wealthiest men in his city?

  • Notalibfool

    Garcia has just revealed the true nature of the Democratic Party.

  • Gee

    I notice that El Paso is in Texas – a right to carry concealed weapons state. That may have more to do with the crime rate than the number of police officers

    • Guncontrol is hittingtarget

      Yeah, how about that. I was reading another article on carjackings in Detroit and Chicago. They have hundreds (4 or 500 hundred in Detroit, around 700 in Chicago if I recall) a year, El Paso had 12 last year. The article listed el,paso but had zero speculation as to why that low number might have resulted. I think we all actually know, but since reality doesn’t fit the narrative as proscribed….

  • truebearing

    What the idiot is trying to say is that crime is much lower in a police state…not including “crimes against the revolution,” of course, which is handled discreetly with a summary execution.

    What the boob also failed to include in his moronic assessment of crime is that every person crossing the border without following our laws is committing a crime. He just doesn’t accept our nation’s definition of crime.

    Garcia is stupid, and that is painfully obvious, but while he is wrong about communism working, he did add more evidence that Democrats are in fact communists and that idiots are attracted to ideologies like communism.

  • Veracious_one

    roh roh Joe just let Obama’s game plan out of the bag..

    • JackSpratt

      I think Obongo himself let it out of the bag long ago. I knew he was a marxist even before Joe the Plumber got him to admit it.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Communism works for the people who sit at or near the Politburo.

  • Fritz Kohlhaas

    Garcia has not learned anything from history. What a moron!

    • MukeNecca

      Oh yes he did. He learned that not learning from history is not an impediment for making political career if one is both a Democrat and moron.
      Not bad for a moron.

  • Atikva

    Honestly, who voted for such a moron?

    Communism works, huh Mr. Garcia? Where? in Cuba, in North Korea? How about Venezuela, why don’t you show us how happy the people are over there, we are longing to see happy, well fed, free crowds dancing in the streets.

    But if communism works so well, if happiness consists of getting a good job with a communist government, why is it that communism failed everywhere it imposed itself, starting with Russia? Could it be that the surviving inhabitants ousted it after getting tired of the poverty, devastation, killing fields and blood bath communism created in each and every country it conquered?

    But please Mr. Garcia, don’t be discouraged and hurry to move in one of those blessed communist countries, we’ll help you pack. Because here in Florida, you are doing no good, wasting our time and money.

    Many years ago, I was waiting in El Paso for re-entry in America from Mexico, we had just crossed the bridge from Juarez. Sure we felt secure (for the first time in a while), policemen were everywhere! That had absolutely nothing to do with jobs in a communist government, and everything to do with adequate law enforcement in a free country.

    Wake up, people of Florida, get rid of that man, he is a disgrace!

    • darnellecheri

      These new American Communist embracers totally believe that all the nations that attempted Socialist-Communism in history didn’t do it right. They believe they can implement the pure way and it will work here, after the purges, of course.

      • Simon

        You need to keep up with the times – the Leftists are proving everyone in history wrong on many different fronts, not just about Communism.

        Homosexuality, recognised as morally wrong and abnormal by almost all if not all cultures, societies, religions, nations, and governments in history has been shown to be totally normal and even beneficial by our resident leftist heroes.

        And whoever came up with the idea that small government, low taxes, and genuine freedom are good for people? The left sure made us look the fool, eh!

        You need to show some appreciation! We all do! We can do it by submitting to their every word and when we do, utopia will be upon us.

        • darnellecheri

          Yes, I am a perfect candidate for rehabilitation, re-education and relocation.

      • kikorikid

        Yeah, you mentioned “the purges”?
        Would that be done by Obamas “Civilian
        Force”? The USPS has a S.W.A.T. Team
        maybe they can do it! I’ve been suggesting
        that Progressives should Volunteer at DHS
        to help them collect all the firearms. They
        can just walk up to the front door with
        outstretched arms and we’ll load them up.
        DHS will thank them.
        MOLON LABE!

        • JackSpratt

          We’ll “load” ‘em up alright!

  • USARetired

    Anyone arbitrarily advocating Communism in this Country should be deported to a ‘Communist Block Country, with our best wishes!

  • onecornpone

    This is funny. Garcia just had a Sheila Jackson-Lee moment, divulging precisely what his more adeptly conniving cohorts in the Dem Party won’t ever come out and say in the open.

    His FL district must be loaded with riverwader voters, or the terminally ignorant.

  • tagalog

    Yes, they’ve proved that it works really badly, much worse than democracy.

    Any system works if you pump enough money into it. It’s like the aerospace guys who can make a brick fly if you just give it enough power.

    • JackSpratt

      But like the brick, it only lasts for a short time.

      • CaoMoo

        and the crash is spectacular :)

  • Atikva

    I just watched the video where he eats his own earwax, this man is disgusting, not only when he talks, where on earth has he been raised?

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    This is his wikipedia page entry.

    “José Antonio García, Jr. was born in Miami Beach to José García Sr. and his wife, Carmen. His parents fled Cuba after the Cuban Revolution occurred and Fidel Castro’s Communist regime took power.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Garc%C3%ADa

    This bum is like a Jew who is for hamass or a black person for the kkk.

    • JackSpratt

      Indeed, he must be about the only Cuban communist in Florida.

  • CaoMoo

    Wow ofcourse communism works. It has always worked. IT empowers the few and reduces the rest to equal lvls of poverty so the must be greatful to the powerful. It has never not worked. This guy is so behind the times.

    • JackSpratt

      Yep, it reduces everyone to the lowest common denominator so they can all share the misery equally.

  • Ralph

    Hillary and President Obama are both influenced by Saul Alinsky for sure.

    Hillary did her college thesis on Saul Alinsky’s writings. Obama writes about him in his books:

    Saul Alinsky died June 12, 1972 but his writings influenced those in political control of our
    nation today.

    Died: June 12, 1972, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
    Education: University of Chicago
    Spouse: Irene Alinsky

    Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals.

    Anyone out there think that this stuff isn’t happening today in the U.S. ?

    All eight rules are currently in play How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:

    There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social
    state.

    The first is the most important:

    1) Healthcare- Control healthcare and you control the people.

    2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

    3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

    4) Gun Control- Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are
    able to create a police state.

    5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

    6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in
    school.

    7) Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.

    8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

    Does any of this sound like what is happening to the United States?

    Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin’s original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule. Stalin described his converts as “Useful Idiots.” The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the U.S.

    “It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.”

    • JackSpratt

      Saul Alinsky, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, that ugly old commie bag (can’t think of her name), communist reprobates all!

  • Drakken

    No matter how many times these useful idiots of the left try communism, it always ends up with stacks of dead bodies.

  • carpe diem 36

    who elected this idiot????

  • ricardo valenzuela

    It’s actually because the cartels are doing so well smuggling into the US, that they’ve ordered that murders take place in Juarez, not El Paso. Targets are kidnapped, taken to Juarez, and murdered there. The cartels are making so much money on the porous border, that they don’t want any attention brought to the issue.

  • Robert What?

    I agree – Communism works quite well for the party apparatchiks. They get to make lots of rules and regulations for everyone else that they themselves don’t have to follow. For the other 99% of the population, it pretty much sucks.