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Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Says Middle Class Doesn’t Exist Anymore, Ben Shapiro Destroys Her Argument

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On Tuesday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the left’s newest darling and avowed democratic socialist, made an appearance on Pod Save America where she stated that the upper middle class in this country no longer exists.

As is usually the case with young socialists, Ocasio-Cortez is dead wrong. Ben Shapiro took a few precious minutes out of his day to school the new face of the Democratic Party about the truth: the upper middle class in America is the fastest-growing class and has been for decades.

Take it away, Mr. Shapiro.

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Ocasio-Cortez explained that the Democratic Party had not been investing in its future. “They were campaigning most when we had more of an American middle class,” she explained in fully-confident, yet completely ignorant fashion. “The upper middle class is probably more moderate but that upper middle class does not exist anymore in America.”

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She then suggested that income inequality was destroying the upper middle class.

As usual, Ocasio-Cortez’s claim here simply isn’t true. The middle class is indeed shrinking — because virtually everyone in the middle class has joined the upper middle class. Between 1979 and 2014, the upper middle class has increased by 16.4%, as opposed to the poor, who decreased by 4.9%; the upper middle class constituted just over 12% of the population in 1979, but close to 30% as of 2014. As Stephen Rose of the Urban Institute explained:

Any discussion of inequality that is limited to the 1% misses a lot of the picture because it ignores the large inequality between the growing upper middle class and the middle and lower middle classes.

Meanwhile, Sean Reardon of Stanford University and Kendra Bischoff of Cornell found that in 1980, 7% of Americans lived in affluent neighborhoods; by 2012, that number was 16%. And as Josh Zumbrun of The Wall Street Journal writes:

The Pew Research Center last month found that 203 metropolitan areas have seen their middle class shrink, but in 172 of those cities, the shrinkage was in part due to the growth in wealthier families.

It seems the left is so darn desperate to find a message, a cause to get behind — this is the heart and soul of the over emotional millennial generation too — that they will literally let anyone with even a basic, fundamental grasp of Marxist theory to be hailed as the Second Coming.

Ocasio-Cortez is just the latest in a long line of such individuals and the way things are going, she certainly won’t be the last.

It’s unfortunate, but the left doesn’t seem to grasp that socialism has been tried over and over again through out the ages, all with the same result: disaster.

Let’s hope they wake up before they destroy the greatest nation on earth.

Source: Daily Wire

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FISA Warrant Has Been Issued for Chinese Business Associate of Hunter Biden — Details

Any comment, Joe?

John Salvatore

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The saga of Hunter Biden is far from over. In fact, we’ve really just began to scratch the surface. A whole bunch of people could potentially serve some serious time behind bars. Not really. That’ll never happen, unfortunately. Anyway, here’s the latest on the Biden crime family – via Daily Caller: Federal investigators obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against one of Hunter Biden’s Chinese business associates, suggesting that the executive was suspected of acting as a covert agent of a foreign government. Prosecutors revealed the existence of at least one FISA warrant against Chi Ping Patrick Ho, known as Patrick Ho, in a Feb. 8, 2018 court filing obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. CONTINUED: Ho was charged on Dec. 18, 2017 with conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering related to CEFC China Energy contracts in Uganda and Chad. Ho had been an executive at the multi-billion dollar Chinese energy company prior to his arrest. Hunter Biden was part of a business consortium that sought a partnership with CEFC in May 2017. A Senate report released last month said that an affiliate of CEFC wired $5 million to Biden’s law firm from August 2017 through August 2018. Here’s President Trump on Hunter from a rally a few days ago… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VhA9yMX27U

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‘I Think Joe Biden’ & His ‘Family Are Compromised’ By China, Says Hunter Business Partner

How about them apples?

John Salvatore

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One of the major reasons Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 was because he wasn’t indebted to anybody, despite the lies lefties pushed with Russiagate. He could’ve financed his campaign himself, if he wanted to. That’s not the case with Joe Biden. And the former VP is as corrupt as it gets. From The Daily Wire: Tony Bobulinski, a whistleblower who was a former business partner of Hunter Biden, told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night that he believes that the Biden family, including Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, is compromised by China. WATCH: https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1321255239132041217?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1321255239132041217%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_1&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbiden-whistleblower-i-think-joe-biden-and-the-biden-family-are-compromised-by-china Here’s another clip from the interview: https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1321250891882811394?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1321250891882811394%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_1&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbiden-whistleblower-plays-tape-of-biden-allies-responding-to-him-going-public-youre-gonna-bury-all-of-us From Fox News: EXCLUSIVE: A list of “key domestic contacts” for a joint venture involving Jim and Hunter Biden and now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co. included former Vice President Joe Biden’s current running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, among other prominent Democrats, Fox News has learned. An email exclusively obtained by Fox News, with the subject line “Phase one domestic contacts/ projects” and dated May 15, 2017, Biden’s brother, Jim Biden, shared a list of “key domestic contacts for phase one target projects.” The email is unrelated to the laptop or hard drive purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden, the former vice president’s son. It’s too bad the mainstream media refuses to tell the American people.

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