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Hoosier8
01-08-2019, 07:16 AM
Socialist Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Accidentally Endorses Social Security Privatization, Minimum Wage Repeal, Corporate Tax Cuts (https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/ocasio-cortez-socialism-norway-sweden-venezuela/)

People ask why the media covers AOC. Well, she is pretty and popular because she spouts off socialist ideology which the media loves. Unfortunately, she keeps opening her mouth.



Socialism: Newly minted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she isn't modeling her brand of socialism on socialist basket cases like Venezuela, but on successes like Sweden, Norway and Finland. Apparently, she hasn't bothered to look at just what sorts of economic policies those "socialist" countries have been pursuing lately.

During an interview on "60 Minutes," Anderson Cooper put this question to Ocasio-Cortez: "When people hear the word socialism, they think Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela. Is that what you have in mind?"

Her response: "Of course not. What we have in mind — and what of my — and my policies most closely resemble what we see in the U.K., in Norway, in Finland, in Sweden."

If that were true, then Ocasio-Cortez would have to abandon almost her entire economic agenda and embrace free-market economic policies. Because that's what those countries have been doing. Here's a rundown:

Peter1469
01-08-2019, 07:56 AM
I think it is fortunate that she keeps talking.

Lummy
01-08-2019, 08:12 AM
I think it is fortunate that she keeps talking.
I sure hope so. Unfortunately, she probably also draws readers because she's so fucking outrageous. She should work in a fireworks plant -- out in the last building on the left, the one with all the powder dust.

Chris
01-08-2019, 08:35 AM
How many times are we going to see the canard that Norway, Finland, Sweden, and niw the UK are socialist?