AOC’s Inflation Denial: Is She Out of Touch or Just Plain Crazy?

New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing backlash from her constituents after she shared a video on social media calling inflation “propaganda.”

The video, from left-wing New Zealand group Aotearoa Liberation League, showed AOC blaming “greedy shareholders” for creating “propaganda” about inflation.

“The price of everything keeps going up; meanwhile, the corporations selling those things are making massive profits,” the video stated. “The goal of the capitalist is to disconnect these two facts from one another. So they use this concept of inflation.”

“The propaganda around inflation and cost of living is so powerful that we forget the very basic fact that corporations set the prices for their products,” the video continued. “If a corporation raises its prices and then makes record profits, that’s not some invisible monster. It’s just a bunch of greedy shareholders.”

One of NYC’s constituents, 41-year-old certified nursing assistant and single mother of three told the Post, “Is AOC crazy? 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.”

“I’m working two jobs just to survive,” she continued. “I kill myself just to feed my family. It’s much worse now than it was before the pandemic.”

A Hispanic retired schoolteacher from the Bronx snapped that AOC “does not represent true Hispanic beliefs or values,. Puerto Ricans have traditional family values which she does not represent. And for her to act as if inflation being something other than the government’s fault? Well since I don’t have someone to pay for my $30,000 dress for a gala like she did, it’s much easier for me to see the truth.”

“AOC should not be in Congress,” she concluded. “She’s not helping us, she’s hurting us with her rhetoric and her policies.”

A 55-year-old man said, “I had to cash in my 401K. The last few years have been very rough. You go in a store with $100 and it buys almost nothing. I don’t understand why (AOC) isn’t taking this more seriously.”