As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following opinion editorial written by Michael Barone and published by WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM:
“An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.” So says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., whose visibility as a spokeswoman for this generation has been boosted by political friend and foe.
Of course, Ocasio-Cortez misspoke. It’s ridiculous to say that someone who grew up in and worked in metropolitan New York City “never saw American prosperity.” Those high-rise buildings didn’t appear through spontaneous generation. Somebody put up the money to build them.
The article goes on to state the following:
What Ocasio-Cortez surely meant was that Americans born about 1989 and coming of age about 2007, the year she graduated from Yorktown High School in suburban Westchester County, haven’t seen much economic growth in their professional lifetimes.
In 2007, the year the Great Recession hit, layoffs skyrocketed and job openings plummeted. College graduates faced bleaker prospects than their counterparts a few years before, and jobs for young, non-college males seemed to disappear.
Economic growth remained sluggish throughout Barack Obama’s presidency. And the spike in economic growth since Trump took office and his tax cuts passed has been most robust among lower-skill workers, and not so much for college graduates such as Ocasio-Cortez. Yet that suggests Ocasio-Cortez is complaining about a national move toward less economic inequality, an argument you’re not likely to hear from a Democrat, at least not out loud.
CLICK HERE to read all of Barone’s op-ed. He concludes with this: The past decade’s economy has been far from perfect, but America has seen prosperity the likes of which our ancestors could never have imagined.