In the latest questionable comment from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the representative attempted to argue that there’s actually not a single person in America who thinks the government does too much.
"I ask you...think about the last time a person has said in this country that the government does too much for them...When was the last time anyone has heard or seen that?!” the Congresswoman asked.
While not a political force anymore, the Tea Party immediately comes to mind as a massive group of people complaining that the government literally does too much. Similarly, the House of Representatives, the chamber in which AOC was speaking and is a member of, is controlled by the Republican Party, whose platform includes a general distrust of government excess. It’s amazing that they’ve managed to take back the House in light of this new revelation that apparently zero people are on board with a key part of their platform.
Cortez continued, listing popular government programs, such as social security, which will be insolvent in less than a decade. She also asked rhetorically when the last time was that someone ever complained about teachers earning too much - which one can easily find examples of (especially when you see what many teachers in cities earn relative to their students’ performance).
And speaking of public salaries more generally - you can bet most people think AOC is paid too much!
Matt Palumbo is the author of Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers: How the Left Hijacked and Weaponized the Fact-Checking Industry and The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros
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