Ocasio-Cortez Laments Diner That Closed … Partly Due To Policy She Promotes

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reflects poorly on Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans with her unfettered ignorance in promoting Socialism.  Capitalism spreads prosperity; Socialism spreads poverty.  Only the ignorant vote for Socialism and Socialists.  Educate yourself to understand history so you don’t have to repeat the mistakes of others.  Look at what has happened to Venuzuela the last few years.  After Venuzuelans voted for Socialism, the country plunged into a downward spiral.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez = Nicolas Maduro = Hugo Chavez = Socialism = increased poverty


Ocasio-Cortez Laments Diner That Closed … Partly Due To Policy She Promotes

Molly Prince | Reporter

New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bemoaned on Monday the closing of a restaurant where she was previously employed, however, the restaurant cited an Ocasio-Cortez-endorsed policy for its closure.

Ocasio-Cortez visited The Coffee Shop in New York’s Union Square to say goodbye to her old stomping ground before the iconic eatery shuts its doors for good.

“The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors. I swung by today to say hi one last time, and kid around with friends like old times,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. (RELATED: Democratic Lawmakers Already Getting Frustrated With New Socialist Darling)

“I’m a normal, working person who chose to run for office, because I believe we can have a better future,” she continued. “You can do it too. We all can.”

The restaurant announced in July that it was closing, and cited the increased minimum wage as one of the attributing factors.

“The times have changed in our industry. The rents are very high and now the minimum wage is going up and we have a huge number of employees” one of The Coffee Shop’s co-founders, Charles Milite, told The New York Post.

Ocasio-Cortez has campaigned on more than doubling the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, in addition to full healthcare and child and sick leave for all, a policy that can stifle economic growth and lead to massive layoffs.

“Ocasio-Cortez’s desired ‘living wage’ of $15 an hour has been a living hell for many small business owners in New York, who’ve been unable to offset the cost through higher prices,” Employment Policies Institute Managing Director Michael Saltsman told The Washington Free Beacon. “It’s fine to mourn the impending closure of your former employer — it’s better to understand the misguided minimum-wage mandates that contributed to that closure.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.

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2 Responses to Ocasio-Cortez Laments Diner That Closed … Partly Due To Policy She Promotes

  1. Ryan Gierach says:

    Respectfully, advocating Democratic Socialist policies seeks to provide Americans with a better quality of life, like that in the countries where social welfare makes people more productive, healthier, happier and more content. Such as Sweden, or Norway, or Denmark, or the Netherlands, or, or, or, or…
    Barracuda Capitalism hasn’t created such a great America.
    Democratic Socialism sure has created a better Europe, though.
    Better quality of life than here, anyway…


    • Hi Ryan,

      First of all, Democratic Socialism is the same as Socialism. Democratic Socialism, aka Socialism, has never worked, and will never work because it punishes success, while rewarding mediocrity and laziness. For the most recent example of the failure of Socialism in Venezuela, click on the category to the right, titled “Puerto Rico > Venezuela > Socialism.” When you said, “Capitalism hasn’t created such a great America,” I strongly disagree. Capitalism is precisely why the USA has prospered, and Socialism is precisely why Venezuela has suffered. Please see this new post I made for you and others prone to being swindled by the false promises of Democratic Socialism. The so-called Socialism in Scandinavian, European countries, and Canada are limited to socialized medicine. They are all still market economies, aka Capitalism. One key role of this site is to educate the uneducated, and the uninformed. https://puertoriconewcomer.wordpress.com/2019/02/01/what-are-the-results-of-socialism


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