Democratic Socialist House candidate: ‘If billionaires didn’t exist, poverty wouldn’t either’

Democratic Socialist House candidate: ‘If billionaires didn’t exist, poverty wouldn’t either’
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On Christmas Eve, Anthony Clark, a candidate for the House seat representing Illinois’s 7th Congressional District, issued a tweet that has had quite a few scratching their heads. Clark happens to be a Democratic Socialist, so that explains quite a lot.

“If Billionaires didn’t exist, Poverty wouldn’t either,” he wrote.

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Right. Because poverty didn’t come along until there were billionaires. As you can imagine, Twitter lit him up.

We suspect younger kids could figure it out.

“Not to mention it’s just objectively, painfully stupid,” Twitchy said.

Sadly, this is the kind of stupid we’ve come to expect from so-called Democratic Socialists — thanks in very large part to economics major Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who appears to believe that the rich stuff their fortunes under mattresses rather than reinvest in — and grow — the economy, thereby creating jobs. One person on Twitter even asked Clark:

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