Last week, AOC had her car stolen. The police asked her if she had gotten a good look at the car thieves. She told them no because she was too busy getting the license plate number.
That about sums her up to a tee. How does someone become a billionaire? Do they steal from the poor? That would work but would take a very long time. The way most people become billionaires, other than through inheritance is that they develop a great business model and they grow their companies until they reach a billion.
In the process creating millions upon millions of jobs in the process.
Bill Gates is a billionaire, but Microsoft created a ton and a half of millionaires, whether they be stockholders or employees. And these are high paying jobs. Of course, you also have Walmart and McDonald’s who are on the lower end but let’s face it, not everyone has the skills necessary to make a million dollars a year.
But, Most owners of McDonald franchises, were once burger flippers, who worked their way up. These are people without those skills until they are taught them.
it’s “immoral” how America’s economic system “allows billionaires to exist,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), said Monday at a Martin Luther King forum in New York City.
Here’s an excerpt from her interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates:
COATES: “I hate to personalize this, but do you think it is immoral for individuals to, for instance — do we live in a moral world that allows for billionaires? Is that a moral outcome and of itself?”
OCASIO-CORTEZ: “No, it’s not. It’s not.
It’s not, and I think it is important to say that — I don’t think that necessarily means that all billionaires are immoral. It is not to say that someone like Bill Gates, for example, or Warren Buffett are immoral people. I do not believe that.”
COATES: “Like, he kicks his dog, stuff like that.”
OCASIO-CORTEZ: “Yeah, I don’t — I’m not saying that, but I do think 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.
And I think it’s wrong that — I think that it’s wrong that a vast majority of the country does not make a living great wage. I think it’s wrong that you can work 100 hours and not feed your kids. I think it’s wrong that corporations like Walmart and Amazon can get paid, they can get paid by the Government essentially, experience a wealth transfer from the public for paying people less than a minimum wage.”
Do they get paid by the government? Did I mention her car was stolen?