Article by Bryan Howard
June 5, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave a radical Socialist speech to a bunch of other radicals. During this speech Ocasio-Cortez claimed that housing should be a right before someone’s right to earn a profit.
Ocasio-Cortez stated earlier in the speech, “I move into this building, and it’s marketed as a ‘luxury’ building in D.C.. It’s an efficient building, it’s clean, it has public space, it has a rooftop garden—y’all watching my Instagram—it has clean air, it has clean water. And I think about this and I’m like, ‘Hm, this is what a luxury building is like.’”
Ocasio-Cortez then set her eyes on for profit housing, “Another world is possible. We can live in buildings that are not-for-profit, or tenant-owned, there are so many ways we can slice this and we can structure it in a way where all people have the right to a dignified home.”
Ocasio-Cortez concluded, “We have to make sure that housing is being legislated as a human right. What does that mean? What it means is that our access and our ability and our guarantee to having a home comes before someone else’s privilege to earn a profit.”