Turning Point USA’s Chief Creative Officer, Benny Johnson, traveled to self-proclaimed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) 14th congressional district in New York and asked numerous people what they thought about socialism.
A woman, who was featured multiple times throughout the video, told Johnson: “I like capitalism, I like the fact that I earn my bucks and I spend them on [myself], which I’m going to now.”
“I work because I choose to,” the woman later added. “I give to my church, again, because I choose to. Nobody tells me what to do.”
This is a principle many people who oppose socialism hold. It’s not that these Americans are greedy, but some choose to give to charities, and they like the freedom to choose where their money goes.
Some New York residents even mentioned how the inequality that Socialism “eliminates” is responsible for the growing divide between those who work hard and those who do not.
“If you give everything, you give everybody anything, they could just stay home and then what’s the point? What’s the drive? And that’s why socialism is not right for America.” said one man.
“Of socialism in general, only 18% of respondents approved, while 50% of respondents disapproved,” The Daily Wire reported. “Conversely, 50% of respondents approved of capitalism with only 19% disapproving.”
These results came out after Benny Johnson’s street interviews, which consisted of about 90 minutes of content.
After only a few months in office, the approval rating of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has plummeted. According to the findings of the Siena College poll of New Yorkers taken between March 10-14, 2019 prompted Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg to say, “Only 12 percent call her hero, while 38 percent label her a villain.”
If these numbers stay the same leading up to the election in 2020, Ocasio-Cortez could be in for a tough re-election race.