Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accidentally endorsed capitalism in a Sunday tweet. In the tweet, she praised billionaire Robert F. Smith for pledging to pay off the student loans of the Morehouse College graduating class during his commencement speech there.
Ocasio-Cortez said it could be a “natural experiment” to see what life choices the student loan debt-free students make compared to those carrying student loans for up to 10 years or more. One important fact apparently slipped her mind, however.
What was the method by which Smith made so much money that he could generously pay off the students’ loans in the first place? It was the free market she loves to bash that put him in the position to gift these students in a life-changing way.
Fans of AOC have to be devastated that she’s so terrible at carrying their message. She doesn’t even understand economics well enough to stop praising policies that her fans hate and she votes against.
Socialism is the form of government she endorses. And it could not have produced any businessman wealthy enough to pay off someone else’s student debt.
See the full tweet here.