New York Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the most radical liberals in all of Congress.
As the author of the socialist “Green New Deal,” there’s virtually no radical so-called “progressive” liberal position Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t support.
But you won’t believe what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just said about the Democrats’ plan to flip America’s economy upside down
Critics of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are quick to point out that when it comes to basic economics, she’s clueless at best.
After all, she authored the Left’s “Green New Deal” – a $93 trillion socialist proposal that even banned hamburgers and travel on airplanes – as a “solution” to save the planet from the impending disaster due to “climate change.”
And Ocasio-Cortez recently showed her lack of knowledge in the field of economics when she recently appeared on the Mehdi Hasan Show to talk about the Democrats’ plan to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour.
“Any person who thinks that a $15 minimum wage is the ‘crazy socialist agenda’ is living in a dystopian capitalist nightmare. And we should not prop that up. We should not continue that,” Ocasio-Cortez declared.
But then she went one step further and said that $15 an hour is not enough.
Instead, she argues that Democrats need to push for a $24 an hour minimum wage hike.
“Because when you take the minimum wage from several decades ago and you actually account for inflation and productivity gains to today, it should be $24 an hour,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
Of course, according to a recent study by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would immediately put nearly 1.5 million Americans out of work.
Yet Ocasio-Cortez believes that $15 an hour is a “deep” compromise and supports raising it to $24 an hour, which would certainly kill millions of jobs and destroy our already-struggling economy.