Comrade Cortez has no understanding of basic economics. No surprise, since she has a DEGREE in the subject from a major university. It shows how ideology, not thought, is what drives our colleges today.
She is critical of capitalism, claiming that to pursue profit is somehow evil. What she fails, utterly, to understand is that without capital, without profit, YOU HAVE NOTHING ELSE.
A government does not generate money. The money has to come from somewhere, either taxes paid by the people, or taxes levied on good from somewhere else. A prosperous economy raises all boats. Each sale, each transaction, makes money for the owners of the company. But that’s not all. It makes money for each employee in the company. It makes the life better of the person paying for the sale. Each employee can then spend their money on something. Each purchase by another company allows that company to make and sell goods and services, and the cycle continues.
When an economy is growing, it only brings MORE money into the government, which allows the government to provide for the needs that the people decide the government has to provide. Without money, government can do nothing.
If the simple desire to have a socialist government and provide for the needs of the people was the ONLY thing government required, then the people of Venezuela wouldn’t be starving in the streets. So why doesn’t the government of Venezuela provide for the people? Because socialist policies, the very same ones that Bernie and Comrade Cortez want to force on you and me, have destroyed Venezuela’s economy. No economy, no profit, no government. So no one produces, and everyone starves. Well, everyone expect the people who are running the government.
Please, please, please, my liberal friends, prove to me where I am wrong. Explain to me why you would want your country to look like Venezuela. Or Cuba. Or North Korea. Or the Soviet Union. Explain it to me why living there is better, and why you haven’t moved there to experience it.