Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Complicated Relationship with Uber

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. 


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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)

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)

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