Democrats in blue cities are beginning to get fed up with crime.
But too many of them still can’t admit their policies are the cause of rising crime.
Now Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed rising crime in her city on something too stupid to believe.
Pro-crime policies are leading to rising violence in cities across the country.
But far-left Democrats refuse to accept that reality.
Instead, people like Democratic Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are coming up with absurd reasons.
During an interview she blamed rising crime in New York and other cities on the expiration of the child tax credit and the failure to pass Biden’s Build Back Better monstrosity.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed, “We don’t want to say some of the things that are obvious, like, ‘Gee, the child-tax credit just ran out, on December 31st, and now people are stealing baby formula.’ We don’t want to have that discussion . . . We want to say these people are criminals or we want to talk about ‘people who are violent,’ instead of ‘environments of violence,’ and what we’re doing to either contribute to that or dismantle that.”
This is ridiculous on many levels.
First, by her own admission, the tax credit only expired a few weeks ago.
The crime problem has been festering since 2020, which suffered a 30% spike in crime.
That 30% number is the highest one-year jump in American history.
Also, the tax credit reverted from $3,600 per child under the age of six and $3,000 per child between six and 18, to $2,000 per child as part of the 2017 tax plan.
That does not explain the rise in murders and other violent crimes.
In 2021, Los Angeles reported over 130 follow-home robberies from high-end stores – criminals would follow shoppers from stores and rob them at home.
That is a far cry from stealing baby formula.
Ocasio-Cortez continued, “The surge in violence is being driven by young people, particularly young men . . . And we allow the discourse to make it sound as though it’s, like, these shady figures in the bush, jumping out from a corner. These are young men. These are boys.”
This is not a revelation.
Violent crime has always been driven by a small percentage of young males.
Somehow Ocasio-Cortez thinks that information diffuses the violent crime crisis at hand.
These crime issues are explained by pro-crime policies that do not hold repeat offenders accountable, and cultural and societal breakdown due to progressive policies and attitudes.
Democrats are fueling the problem, but they fancy themselves as the solution.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.