Ocasio-Cortez: World That Allows For Billionaires Is Immoral, Except Bill Gates
Progressive Democrat lawmaker makes more ludicrous remarks
Progressive Democrat lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has increasingly become a one-stop shop for ludicrous remarks from everything to climate change to tax increases.
But the liberal congresswoman recently turned her attention to Billionaires, seemingly agreeing with the idea that a world that allows for billionaires is immoral.
The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates questioned Ocasio-Cortez at the Martin Luther King forum in New York City.
She was asked if “a world that allows for billionaires” is “a moral outcome,” Ocasio-Cortez responded:
“No, it’s not. It’s not.”
She then seemed to backtrack, insisting that believes not all billionaires “like Bill Gates or Warren Buffett are immoral people."
“I’m not saying that, but I do think a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm because they don’t have access to public health is wrong,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“I think that it’s wrong that a vast majority of the country does not make a great living wage."
"I think it’s wrong that you can work 100 hours and not feed your kids. I think it’s wrong that corporations like Walmart and Amazon can get paid."
Last week the Democrat announced she would be joining California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters on the prominent House Financial Services Committee, which supervises the housing industry and Wall Street.
“The root justification [for marginal tax rates] is not about collecting revenue. It is about regulating inequality and the market economy.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 22, 2019
It is also about safeguarding democracy against oligarchy.”
- Emmanuel Saez & Gabriel Zucman https://t.co/TeC2Sf2lTk
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Michigan's Rashida Tlaib, California Rep. Katie Porter, and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley have also reportedly been approved for the committee by Democratic House leaders.
Last year, Ocasio-Cortez compared the government’s attempts climate change to the civil rights movement of the 1950s.
Ocasio-Cortez made a comparison that that seemed nothing short of an uneducated stab in the dark.
“This is going to be the Great Society, the moonshot, the civil rights movement of our generation. That is the scale of the ambition that this movement is going to require,” the New York Democrat said.
As she sat on the panel during the "Climate Change Town Hall" organized by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Ocasio-Cortez disputed the Trump administration's approach to combating global warming before calling for more aggression from Congress.