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AOC Rips Ben Shapiro For Saying It’s A ‘You Problem’ If Poor People Work 2 Jobs To Get By

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AOC Rips Ben Shapiro For Saying It’s A ‘You Problem’ If Poor People Work 2 Jobs To Get By





Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro on Wednesday after he claimed on his latest podcast that if poor people have to “work more than one job to have a roof over your head or food on the table, you probably shouldn’t have taken the job that’s not paying you enough. That’d be a ‘you’ problem.”

Shapiro cited a 2013 U.S. Census Bureau report titled “About 13M U.S. Workers Have More Than One Job,” which found that “8.3% of workers had more than one job — and most held both jobs for the entire year.”

Rep. Ocasio Cortez responded to Shapiro’s controversial remarks, tweeting: “One of the most manipulative tactics plutocrats use is convincing people that the systemic issues we face are due to character flaws instead of policy flaws.”



“Working people aren’t dumb or inferior; nor are they why insulin costs $300 or huge co’s pay starvation wages. Corruption is,” she added.

Twitter users were quick to tear Shapiro apart:











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