Ever since Bill de Blasio became mayor of New York, the city has seen an increase in crime. That has only gotten worse in recent months, as the mayor rushes to defund the police and reward radical activists. Thanks to Democrats, shootings and deaths have surged from this time last year. But are they willing to admit their mistakes? Nope! Now, AOC is claiming this is the reason for the spike in crime.
Democrats never seem willing to admit they are wrong. After all, when you have the mainstream media sweeping your mistakes under the rug, why should you admit them? That’s become so common on the left, Democrats seem to think they are above scrutiny and accountability.
When they are inevitably removed from office, though, they are suddenly shocked! Why aren’t we thanking them for years of corruption and incompetence?
Bill de Blasio just might be the worst mayor in New York history. But his terrible leadership is merely a template for every Democrat across the country. Thanks to him, the NYPD have lost control of the Big Apple. De Blasio has shut down a vital anticrime unit. And he’s slashing a billion dollars from the police budget. Already hundreds of cops are retiring early. And shootings have reached record highs.
Meanwhile, NY Democrats continue to bow to radical Marxists like Black Lives Matter, painting their political slogan on the streets of New York. It’s clear Democrats are siding with the enemy. But when “Democratic socialist” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commented on the rise in crime, she claimed it was because of this.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed on Sunday that the surge in crime in New York City is happening because people are “scared to pay their rent” and because of high unemployment numbers due to the pandemic.
Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks and other misleading statements during a Zoom video call that was posted to Twitter by The Hill.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed without evidence that the recent $1 billion budgetary cut by the New York City Police Department wasn’t “really real.”
… “Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent, and so they go out and they need to feed their child and they don’t have money so you maybe have to, they’re put in a position where they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry that night.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Once again, AOC ignores what’s really going on in her own city. People aren’t stealing bread, lady. They have looted luxury stores downtown, while smashing up police cars. Not to mention the widespread vandalism that has been done across the city. What does that have to do with feeding your kids?
Black-owned businesses have been destroyed. Law-abiding citizens have been mugged and shot. The city is crumbling before our very eyes—but AOC says it’s because people can’t pay their rent.
How are people going to pay their rent, when gangs run the city in a year’s time?
AOC also conveniently ignores the fact that the city’s economy is struggling thanks to insanely strict lockdown measures her party implemented. New Yorkers have been forbidden to go to work or support local businesses since March. Maybe the city should reopen, so that people can actually buy bread?
Of course, such obvious thinking and problem-solving is impossible for AOC to grasp. She is a con artist who wants to impose radical socialism onto America. So, she’ll ignore the facts of the situation, hoping to dupe morons into believe her lies.
But something tells me few New Yorkers will buy it. Those who do, will only continue to suffer.