AOC: Those Without Jobs ‘Are Left to Die” in U.S.

“If you don’t have a job, you are left to die” in the United States, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said over the weekend, The Verge reported on Sunday.

Ocasio-Cortez, speaking at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, made the comments in the context of explaining that “we should not be haunted by” the possibility of automated workers replacing jobs.

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“We should be excited by that,” the New York congresswoman said. “But the reason we’re not excited by it is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die. And that is, at its core, our problem.”

She added that expanded automation could potentially mean “more time educating ourselves, more time creating art, more time investing in and investigating the sciences, more time focused on invention… more time enjoying the world that we live in. Because not all creativity needs to be bonded by wage.”

Ocasio-Cortez did not put forward a specific plan for dealing with automation, but her comments were part of her general message against economic inequality and corporate greed.

“We should be working the least amount we’ve ever worked, if we were actually paid based on how much wealth we were producing,” she said. “But we’re not. We’re paid on how little we’re desperate enough to accept. And then the rest is skimmed off and given to a billionaire.”

Ocasio-Cortez, who describes herself as a democratic socialist, has proposed the Green New Deal resolution, according to The Hill.

The plan aims for zero carbon emissions in a decade and includes a federal jobs guarantee.

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7 comments

  1. “We should be excited by that [the possibility of automated workers replacing jobs].,” the New York congresswoman said. “But the reason we’re not excited by it is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die. And that is, at its core, our problem.”

    When will that woman learn that adding two and two will not give zero? And, that is her core problem, unfortunately, a very noxious one.

  2. She can’t help herself it appears. How can she be a college graduate in the field of finance and have no understanding of the economy? For someone who gave her boyfriend $6,000+ of her campaign funds and another $1,000,000 filtered out of those funds to be hidden by her campaign manager, she has shown us that she is no different that the rest of the swamp except that she spews a push for Socialism/Communism ideas that would be the end of America as we know it. I would suggest that she spend some time with a therapist that can help her deal with her issues because she has no idea what an idiot she is!

  3. People without jobs are left to die?? hardly, dirty kotex…………..THEIR ON WELFARE AND MOST SHOULDN’T BE!!!! you are right up there at the top with the rest of the corrupt mongrels!!!

  4. If those that are without jobs, how come they are not dead already, i would love for Ms. Brainiac to explain why generations of people have survived by being leeches of society. Look at your district, how many sitting on their a$$es collecting welfare, and now you want to give those that don`t want to work a check. I find it hard to believe that this idiot has a college education, whats worse is how did she graduate from high school with absolutely no grasp of anything.

  5. Let aoc or whoever pass all the garbage she wants to and all the millionaires and billionaires will smile as they became the first of millions to become expats. When the richest people in the country become people like her then she will be crying like a baby forcing the lazy bums to work. She wants the other people to support them until it becomes her. Believe me that time my come if she is not voted out…

  6. Get a job any job and work two jobs if necessary until you become sufficient that is how we did it not relay on lying government stooges as you want to do.Shame on you and all your wicked lazy friends you are killing America and once dead freedom is gone forever from the world. Finish high school, get a job, work on a college degree get married have a child, study and work to advance and you will become Obama or Jordan Peterson or whomever you wish and only in america.

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