If there were ever a time to laugh at the Democratic Party, it would be over what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated about the unbelievable open-air theft that many of the liberal fan bases are doing all around the country. Followers of AOC believe that they have the right to march into a store and take whatever they want without paying for it. The belief is held in just about every liberal-run state and city in the country.
Ocasio-Cortez is a staunch socialist who thinks people should be given equal amounts of the wealth that floats around the country. Her view on productivity defines laziness and ignorance. The comments she made about the snatch and grab moments stores were suffering through constitute a significant slap in their faces.
The Washington Times reported that she stated that “I believe it’s a Walgreens in California cited it, but the data didn’t back it up.” She flat out suggests that the events making headline news all around the nation are fake reports and that they never happened. The accusations that store owners are making are true because they have the reports and data to back them up. But Democrats ignore the truth even when it is staring them in the face.
The major retailer, Walgreens, has had to close five of its stores because the theft was extremely high. Each of the stores was in San Francisco, another hot spot of Democratic control. They favor the growth and distribution of criminal activity. They believe that if people can get away with a little bit of crime, they will somehow get it out of their system. But the truth is that it will only fuel the need for that person to commit more types of crime-related acts.
Phil Caruso is the spokesman for Walgreens. He stated that “Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that. Retail theft across our San Francisco stores has continued to increase in the past few months to five times our chain average. During this time to help combat this issue, we increased our investments in security measures in stores across the city to 46 times our chain average in an effort to provide a safe environment.”
AOC comes along and states that Walgreens is claiming fake news. But the reality of the closures and loss of jobs for these areas will be genuine. Criminal activity in liberal-controlled areas that have defunded the police and made concessions for people to act like mafia thugs has led to increased crime.
Rodney Davis is a Republican serving the state of Illinois. He stated that “I don’t know what data she is talking about, but you don’t really need much data from [some place] in San Francisco or California. All you need to do is walk down the street to the CVS in Eastern Market. I’ve seen on multiple occasions when I’ve been in there buying things, someone will come in and raid a shelf and walk out.”
The liberals behind the theft have been poisoned and brainwashed by a liberal ideology that they can get away with whatever they want, and somehow it is someone else’s fault if they are caught. They have been led to believe that they should not answer for their crimes. They do not want to answer for committing crimes and breaking the law. That is one of the main reasons why so many Democrats favor abolishing the police force.
The politicians are not the only ones coming after the ignorant AOC. The Retail Industry Leaders Association came out stating that “Respectfully, the congresswoman has no idea what she is talking about. Both the data and stack of video evidence makes fairly clear that this is a growing problem in need of solutions. If she is not concerned with organized theft and increasingly violent attacks on retail employees, she should just say that.”
AOC would have to be a victim before she would ever believe the testimony of another person. As a socialist, she is untrusting of every person around her.