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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has A Serious Billionaire Problem

Redistribution: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says billionaires are immoral. She also thinks the U.S. should be more like Sweden and Norway. So she wants more billionaires here?

Democrats have recently discovered a new threat to the American way of life: billionaires.

An interviewer recently asked socialist Ocasio-Cortez: “Do we live in a moral world that allows for billionaires? Is that a moral outcome?”

Her answer: “No, it’s not. It’s not. It’s not. And I think it’s important to say that.”

Her policy advisor, Dan Riffle, said that “every billionaire is a policy failure.”

Not to be outdone, fellow socialist and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders complained that “We live in a nation owned and controlled by a small number of multibillionaires whose greed, incredible greed, insatiable greed, is having an unbelievably negative impact on the fabric of our entire country.”

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John Merline

Veteran journalist John Merline was Deputy Editor of Commentary and Opinion at Investor's Business Daily. Before IBD, he launched and edited the Opinion section of AOL News, and was a member of the editorial board of USA Today, where he continues to be a regular contributor. He’s been published in the Washington Post, National Review, Detroit News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Forbes, and numerous other publications. He is regular commentator on the One America News Network and on local talk radio. He got his start in journalism under the tutelage of M. Stanton Evans.

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