AOC’s constituents slam her claim Inflation is Propaganda
‘Is she crazy?’
NEW YORK POST
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might want her followers to believe inflation is “propaganda” — but her constituents aren’t buying it.
The firebrand Democratic congresswoman used her Instagram stories to share a video from New Zealand’s left-wing Aotearoa Liberation League in which an activist claimed the “propaganda” surrounding inflation was designed to protect “greedy shareholders,” who are truly to blame for the rising cost of living.
But when The Post visited Ocasio-Cortez’s constituents in the 14th district, which comprises areas in both Queens and in the southeastern part of the Bronx, all of them reported economic pain and many said the Biden administration should not be left off the hook.
The White House has repeatedly touted its “Bidenomics” plan to combat soaring prices.
Latisha Law, 41, a certified nursing assistant, single mother of three, and grandmother, paused outside Key Food in the Castle Hill area of the Bronx to say she was struggling financially since the pandemic.
Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is “out of touch” with some of her constituents, according to some people in Queens and the southeast Bronx.(Kevin C. Downs for NY Post)
“Is AOC crazy?” Law said. “Has she been to a grocery store recently? $1,000 ain’t nothing no more. $100 ain’t nothing no more. Maybe she should spend some time in the projects and really help people.”
Law, like the majority of Bronx and Queens residents interviewed by The Post, did not really know much about Ocasio-Cortez.
Most asked who she was and could not really seem to identify her but all agreed that they are paying almost twice as much for the same amount of groceries and other essentials.
Latisha Law, 41, is a certified nursing assistant and a single mother of three who says inflation is real and AOC does not understand what residents like her are going through. (Matthew McDermott)
A number reported getting into serious credit card debt because of their struggle to pay bills.
“I’m working two jobs just to survive,” Law told the Post. “I kill myself just to feed my family. It’s much worse now than it was before the pandemic.”
Iris Vasquez, 61, who lives across from Key Food in the Castle Hill Houses, was taking her great-granddaughter, Cali, 2, out for a walk when The Post asked her about what she thought of the video AOC had shared with the world.
Vasquez shook her head.
“I think what the government did was take advantage of the pandemic,” she said. “You can’t put this all on big companies. Prices went up high then and they’ve stayed high. I think it was just an excuse to make us spend more money.
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