Even Politifact and FactCheck couldn’t parse Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s astonishing statement about the cause of unemployment in a way that made her look anything but ignorant on the subject. From the first site:
During the interview, Ocasio-Cortez said, “Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs. Unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their family.”…
…[But] by the official statistics, multiple job holders account for a tiny fraction of American workers.
And this percentage isn’t high by historical standards…
…[P]eople who might be working 70 or 80 hours a week amount to a tiny percentage of a tiny percentage — 310,000 people at most in a pool of employed Americans totaling more than 150 million…
… a person is counted as employed as long as they have at least one job. They don’t get counted twice if they have two jobs. So Ocasio-Cortez is wrong in saying multiple job holding and long hours affect the unemployment rate.
The second site, FactCheck, agrees. So Ocasio-Cortez is wrong and wrong, as well as wrong.
But why do I say it’s worse than you think? Two reasons. The first is that you don’t need Politifact or FactCheck to know that Ocasio-Cortez is wrong. I’ve often written here that economics is not a strong suit of mine and that in fact I consider myself weak in that area. I took it in high school rather than college, and it didn’t stick very well.
Nevertheless, when I heard that Ocasio-Cortez had said that, common sense told me that of course she was wrong. I didn’t need (nor should any other even marginally intelligent person need) unemployment statistics to know that a lot of people working two jobs would not lower unemployment rates. It makes zero sense on the face of it. So Ocasio-Cortez isn’t just economics-ignorant, she’s lacking in very very basic common sense.
But it’s even worse than that. Much worse. After all, I said there were two reasons.
The second is this: Ocasio-Cortez is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in (drum roll, please!) political science and economics. Yes, economics.
You can look it up:
She graduated fourth in her class from Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations.
Fourth in her class. In economics.
A typical liberal liar she should get a job with either CNN or the NYT’s or perhaps Time or Rolling Stone would want her
her educational and service time line is a fake.
Read more wont connect, Same way Venezuela went down free stuff I promise free stuff.
American college educations does not disappoint. She didn’t learn anything about the subjects she studied, but she was really well indoctrinated into leftist ideology and socialism.
Socialists are all the same they use lies to incite the mobs of unclean savage freaks to get their little revolution going