Waleed Shahid, has worked for both Bernie Sanders and AOC and is currently the communications director of the Justice Democrats and he appeared on MSNBC.
He told the panel that the government must seize the assets of the rich and redistribute the money among the masses. My mother used to say that if you took all the money in the United States and divided it equally, in ten years, the rich would become rich again and the poor would be poor again. I agree with that.
There would be a few exceptions such as inherited wealth, but for the most part, the people who know how to make money work for you would rise back up to the top.
MSNBC Guest: ‘Democracy Should Mean Taking Power and Wealth From Those Who Hoard It’
MSNBC panelists struggled Thursday to explain the concept of democracy while considering the rise of socialist ideas in the United States.
The discussion on MSNBC Live, hosted by Katy Tur, led off with a discussion about the latest college admissions scandal. The Department of Justice charged dozens of wealthy parents this week with fraudulently securing college admission for their children.
Democratic strategist Waleed Shahid insisted the college scandal proved the need for radical proposals, no matter their financial absurdity. “I think we need politicians who are going to produce solutions as big as the problems that people face,” he said. “That’s the reason that things like Medicare for all and the Green New Deal are catching on.”
Shahid is the communications director for Justice Democrats and previously worked for both Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.). Both lawmakers support the policy proposals he referenced.