Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s policies pose “a significant threat to America’s economy and its longstanding commitment to individual liberty,” wrote Justin Haskins. He went on to assert that Ocasio-Cortez, as a socialist, supports an economic system that will attempt to control every aspect of your life. Haskins believes that people must stand against Ocasio-Cortez’s assaults on capitalism and personal freedoms.
- Do you believe Ocasio-Cortez wants to “end capitalism”?
- Would a 70% tax hike on the rich cover Ocasio-Cortez’s policy ideas?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is one of the rising stars of the new Democrat-led Congress and the left’s latest media darling. Millions were captivated by her surprising 2018 primary victory over long-time liberal House member Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., and her achievement of becoming, at age 29, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
But make no mistake about it: Despite receiving widespread positive attention from many in the press, Ocasio-Cortez’s radical left-wing policy proposals and her socialist ideology present a significant threat to America’s economy and its longstanding commitment to individual liberty. Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t simply want to tweak our existing system, she wants to complete Barack Obama’s goal of “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
At the foundation of all of Ocasio-Cortez’s reforms is her commitment to socialism, an economic system that in its most utopian form aims to eliminate nearly all private property and puts the “collective”-which, in a democratic society, is simply the majority of voters-in charge of every aspect of life, including the education of your children, the extent of your rights to practice your religion, and your most important health care decisions.