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Article by Bryan Howard
July 27, 2018
Campus Reform went to the district Socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won to ask supporters their thoughts on Socialism.
Here are some responses:
“Oh god. I mean…,” said one woman. “Us,” said her male friend. “Us, I guess,” she agreed.
“All of the free things? Well, some of it should come from taxes, but the government should pay for it,” another young lady said. When Phillips noted that “the government is funded by taxes,” she responded, “Yes.”
“I don’t know where the money would come from, but they can figure it out,” said one guy with a laugh. When Phillips suggested “more taxes on the rich people,” the guy replied, “For sure, man. I’m like, they can afford it.”
“Tax corporations, tax the One Percent and find a way to support a living wage,” said another young man.
“The people, with a good idea and a good reason to spend their tax money, people wouldn’t actually mind paying more taxes,” said another Ocasio-Cortez supporter.
“There are so many more countries out there that are employing more socialism in their government and their politics, and they’re doing very well,” said the guy who said we should tax the rich the people.
“Is Venezuela doing that?” asked Phillips.
“Ooh, I don’t know too much about Venezuela,” he replied.