AOC’s ‘Free Stuff’ As ‘Public Goods’ Is An Old Socialist Game
The political left has long tried to hide its true intentions and character through the use of euphemisms. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has learned to play the game as well as anyone. She has demanded that taxpayer-funded handouts be considered “public goods.” It’s a convenient justification for taking the property of productive Americans and giving it to those who have more political favor.
“People like to say, ‘Oh, this is about free stuff,'” the New York Democrat said at a Bronx town hall meeting over the weekend, before Thanksgiving. But “this is not about free stuff,” she said.
“These are public goods. They’re public goods. So I never want to hear the word or the term ‘free stuff’ ever again.”
Public education, libraries, & infrastructure policies (which we‘ve had before in America and elsewhere in the world!) are not “free stuff.”— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 25, 2019
They are PUBLIC GOODS.
And they are worth investing in, protecting, & advancing for all society and future generations.
Will Facebook and Twitter ban the use of the phrase “free stuff” because AOC hates it?https://t.co/AULCnKXmUG— ᗰᗩᗪ ᒪOOᑎEY (@zoltangabor) December 2, 2019