Our favorite little socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hiding something. She, or her campaign rather, has been violating some deeply held Socialist principles and has been supporting independent businesses.
No, I’m not talking about the Coffee Shop that she helped put out of business by screechingly supporting a $15/hr minimum wage.
I’m talking about Uber.
According to campaign spending reports, AOC has spent $4000 over the last quarter on Uber rides. But, AOC doesn’t like Uber. She’s a proud New York taxi supporter.
In fact, last March after the fourth New York taxi driver committed suicide, AOC said via Twitter “NYC’s 4th driver suicide. Yellow cab drivers are in financial ruin due to unregulated expansion of Uber. What used to pay a living wage now pays under minimum”.
Uh-oh. If we played the silly gotcha games like those on the Left, one might say that AOC wants New York taxi drivers to kill themselves.
But I’m sure that’s not what’s going on here. Frankly, I don’t think the Left actually thinks that far ahead. Nope. I think AOC is just trying to get around the city, and Uber makes it easier to do that.
Uber makes it easier to move around a crowded city and does not force a consumer to pay an extortionate rate for the privilege of moving from point A to point B.
AOC’s campaign also supported ANOTHER ride sharing service, Juno, to the tune of $2500 for the last quarter.
And this is why socialism sucks. It’s all fine and dandy to bleat about fairness and living wages, and unregulated businesses. But when you need to get around the city, it’s those unfair, unregulated businesses that help you do that.
Or at least you can do that until our favorite socialist decides to regulate that business, and you are left standing out in the rain trying to hail a cab.
Socialism just sucks.
NY House Candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Joins Progressive Fundraiser In LA
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 02: New York U.S. House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez laughs at a progressive fundraiser on August 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The rising political star is on her third trip away from New York in three weeks and is projected to become the youngest woman elected to Congress this November when she will be 29 years old. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)