Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Addresses Income Disparity In America

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Опубликовано 22 января 2019, 21:08
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued that a society that allows billionaires to exist while some Americans live in abject poverty is "immoral."
She argued that Americans shouldn't normalize economic inequality by idealizing the super-rich during a conversation with author Ta-Nehisi Coates at an event honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday.
This comes after the New York Democrat suggested the US should hike marginal tax rates on those making more than $10 million.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued that a society that "allows billionaires to exist" while some Americans live in abject poverty is "immoral."
"I'm not saying that Bill Gates or Warren Buffet are immoral, but a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm because they don't have access to public health is wrong," Ocasio-Cortez said during a Monday event honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday.
The 29-year-old lawmaker argued that the existence of billionaires is a byproduct of skyrocketing economic inequality, and suggested that Americans shouldn't strive to become super-rich.
"Maybe this idea of idealizing this outcome of 'Maybe one day you too can be a billionaire and earn more than millions of families combined' is not an aspirational or good thing,'" she said during her MLK Day conversation with author Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Ocasio-Cortez has long argued — like Sanders and Warren — that poverty and a lack of social mobility are the most foundational injustices in American society.
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