Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a 28-year-old Democrat from New York’s 14th Congressional District that campaigned as a Democratic Socialist and won. Not only did she defeat long time politician Rep. Joe Crowley, she beat him bad.
Is the 14th district, an area that covers part of the Bronx and Queens really that opens to Democratic Socialism?
Campus Reform went to the 14th congressional district to talk to the people that Cortez is now representing. What they had to say was supportive, even if they didn’t really know what they were talking about.
The video shows that people in the district love the idea of Democratic Socialism, but they don’t seem to know or be to concerned with the how it all works.
Many agreed with government funded healthcare and education, but none knew how we would have to pay for it.
Many said to tax the rich and tax corporations. Some said that they wouldn’t mind paying more in taxes if they could get more.
One gentleman just said, “I don’t know where the money would come from, but they can figure it out.”
Almost 50% of New York’s 14th congressional district is Hispanic and when asked about Democratic Socialism in Venezuela, many didn’t know how to respond.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s win in New York last month shocked the political system, but after watching this video, it shouldn’t be too surprising why.