Ocasio-Cortez accidentally endorses Social Security privatization, minimum wage repeal

Ocasio-Cortez accidentally endorses Social Security privatization, minimum wage repeal

[Ed. – Dems are going to need to locate her mouth’s ‘off’ switch.]

Newly minted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she isn’t modeling her brand of socialism on socialist basket cases like Venezuela, but on successes like Sweden, Norway and Finland. Apparently, she hasn’t bothered to look at just what sorts of economic policies those “socialist” countries have been pursuing lately.

During an interview on “60 Minutes,” Anderson Cooper put this question to Ocasio-Cortez: “When people hear the word socialism, they think Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela. Is that what you have in mind?”

Her response: “Of course not. What we have in mind — and what of my — and my policies most closely resemble what we see in the U.K., in Norway, in Finland, in Sweden.”

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If that were true, then Ocasio-Cortez would have to abandon almost her entire economic agenda and embrace free-market economic policies. Because that’s what those countries have been doing. Here’s a rundown. …

Sweden partially privatized its social security program in the mid-1990s. …

[N]either Sweden nor Norway have any minimum wage laws. …

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