In a virtual town hall meeting last week, radical Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) opined that the reason crime is surging in NYC is because unemployment is forcing people to “shoplift some bread or go hungry.”
“Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now?” AOC asked. “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… they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry that night.”
Ocasio-Cortez, not the brightest bulb in Congress, seems oblivious to two things. One, that record unemployment is due to Democrat leaders around the country forcing lockdowns for months on end in hysteric, politicized response to the coronavirus. Prior to that, the country under Trump had record employment.
Two, the surging crime in New York is violent crime, not shoplifting on the part of desperately hungry parents