(USA Features) U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told followers during a live video online that the COVID-19 outbreak has proven that America is a “brutal, barbarian society” for the “vast majority of working-class Americans.”
The New York democratic socialist was discussing policies she would like Congress to adopt, including canceling rent payments and allowing the government to completely take over health care.
Without such changes, the U.S. would remain a “barbarian society,” she claimed.
“Healthcare is a human right. You shouldn’t get better healthcare because you have a higher position in work. Everyone should be able to have dignified access to healthcare,” she said.
“This is supposed to be the richest society in the world,” she said. “And I think what this crisis is showing us is that this is only a rich society for a very small amount of people. And it is a brutal, barbarian society for the vast majority of working-class Americans.”