2020 Democratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke is back at it. He called that someone living near their job is a “luxury” only enjoyed by the rich.
O’Rourke took on Ted Cruz for a Senate seat in Texas during the 2018 midterms and came up short. On Monday he made the tweet that claims it’s a person’s “right” to live close to their job.
“Living close to work shouldn’t be a luxury for the rich. It’s a right for everyone.”
Living close to work shouldn't be a luxury for the rich. It's a right for everyone. pic.twitter.com/lohRdoFGrH
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 10, 2019
Also included in the tweet is a video where he is speaking to crowd and telling them about how the wealthy are going to be “forced” to live near people who are less fortunate. This is despite him having a father who is worth about $500 million, per Forbes.
“Here’s a tough thing to talk about, though we must,” O’Rourke said to the crowd. “Rich people are going to have to allow — or be forced to allow — lower-income people to live near them, which is what we fail to do in this country right now.”
Beto continued and said that low income Americans drive one, two, three hours to get to their very low paying jobs, often they have multiple jobs.
“We force lower-income working Americans to drive one, two, three hours in either direction to get to their jobs, very often minimum wage jobs,” O’Rourke said. “They’re working two or three of them right now.”
O’Rourke also claimed that by magically giving these people the ability to live near their job, this would improve the quality of life for the lower income earners in American. Also it will help “reduce our impact on climate change and greenhouse emissions.”
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Beto O’Rourke is barely alive among the 20 Democrats who are looking to win the Democratic presidential nomination. No matter how many of these absurd promises he makes he can’t seem to gain any ground in the race.