New ‘rising star’ doesn’t understand
Alexandria OcasioCortez, is an upcoming star of the Democratic Party. She is attractive, glib, energetic … but she has zero understanding of history or economics. She espouses socialism, but has no idea what it means. With socialism, the government owns and operates the means of production and regulates the distribution of goods and services in society. As Karl Marx explained many years ago, socialism cannot exist without a violent overthrow of the ruling class. Where it does exist, like the former Soviet Union, Communist China, Cuba and Venezuela, it has led to widespread poverty and lack of productivity. Being glib and attractive does not guarantee intelligence.
Her suggestion that we have free health care for all is equally ludicrous. When you tax the wealthy to pay for anything, they just pass it on to the middle class through increased prices of goods and services. Let us say you tax the rich man $10 to pay for a new health care program. The rich man then charges $10 more for the shirt he produces. The middle-class worker pays $10 more for his work shirt. So, who do you think is paying for the new health program?
– Melvin de la Motte,
San Luis Obispo