Ocasio-Cortez Claims Capitalism Is Why People Aren’t Having Children
(RepublicanJournal.org) – According to data from Macrotrends, the birth rate in the United States has fallen significantly since the middle of the 20th century. In 1950, there were almost 25 births per 1,000 people. That figure fell to around 12 in 2022. UN projections forecast a slow decline over coming decades as well. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) insists free-market capitalism is to blame for this trend, and immigration might be the cure.
In a video the firebrand Congresswoman posted on social media, she refers to “quite a few countries” in which younger adults are choosing to have fewer children, or no children at all, because of the financial pressures associated with capitalism. She stated the system was “concentrating wealth among the rich” and making it practically impossible for ordinary people to have kids.
In an expansion of her point, which has drawn ridicule from conservatives, Ocasio-Cortez alleged immigration could help to “fund social security, Medicare” and other welfare programs. She stated this had been true throughout America’s history.
You cant make this stuff up🤦🏼♂️
According to AOC young people aren't having kids because of capitalism.
Her solution? More immigrants! pic.twitter.com/g9nHttynSB
— YAF (@yaf) September 22, 2022
Though accurate figures are difficult to determine, a 2013 report from the Heritage Foundation estimated the annual cost of illegal immigration to the US taxpayer to be around $54.5 billion. Given the issue has reached record heights during President Joe Biden’s tenure, along with inflation, this estimate would likely be higher today.
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