HomePolitical NewsAOC Backs Sanders: 'No One Should have a Billion Dollars' Keely Sharp October 2, 2019 The "Squad" has not endorsed a presidential candidate for 2020 yet, but given Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's defense of Senator and 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders, I'd say we have a clue. Breaking: @AOC Was spotted with Bernie Sanders in Burlington Vermont earlier today. Could an endorsement be coming?? pic.twitter.com/dRTjqcq3vS — CNM (@CNMneews) September 29, 2019 Ocasio-Cortez, a self proclaimed socialist, came to the rescue of socialist Sanders about the existence of billionaires. If you ask him, "billionaires should not exist," and "No person should have a billion dollars." Billionaires should not exist. https://t.co/hgR6CeFvLa — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 24, 2019 There should be no billionaires. We are going to tax their extreme wealth and invest in working people. Read the plan: https://t.co/RJDLvX5H4c — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 24, 2019 Sanders made his stance well known last week as he unveiled his "wealth tax" in order to pay for his "healthcare for all" plan. He tweeted, "There is no justice when three billionaires are able to own more wealth than the bottom half of the entire country." There is no justice when three billionaires are able to own more wealth than the bottom half of the entire country. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 24, 2019 Yikes. I wonder why he isn't saying that millionaires shouldn't exist....perhaps because he is one? When Blackstone CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman spoke in defense of billionaires said, “Maybe Bernie shouldn’t exist,” AOC jumped into action. “‘Billionaires should not exist’ does not mean certain people should not exist,” Ocasio Cortez said, “It means no person should have a billion dollars," adding, "The ascent of billionaires is a symptom & outcome of an immoral system that tells people affordable insulin is impossible but exploitation is fine." “Billionaires should not exist” does not mean certain people should not exist. It means no person should have a billion dollars. The ascent of billionaires is a symptom & outcome of an immoral system that tells people affordable insulin is impossible but exploitation is fine. https://t.co/fjxKOGIdc2 — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 2, 2019 Well no dip, Sherlock! Obviously we know he wasn't saying that certain people shouldn't exist. Thanks for pointing out the obvious though! Thankfully we live in a country where people can chase their American dream and make as much money as they would like! That's the wonders of a Capitalistic society! At any given moment, you can start your own business and become successful. The success of others (or lack of) should not impact how much money you are allowed to make. We do not want to spread the wealth from those who worked hard to get where they are to those who are too lazy to get off their butts.