After New York cab driver Nicanor Ochisor took his own life, apparently in response to financial struggles, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasted no time tweeting, “NYC’s fourth driver suicide. Yellow cab drivers are in financial ruin due to the unregulated expansion of Uber. What was a living wage now pays under minimum.”
Despite her sharp criticisms of the business model, Federal Election Commission records show that Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign used Uber repeatedly, reports Investor Business Daily.
Indeed, her campaign spent around $4,000 on 160 Uber rides in California alone from April to late June. For the record, Ocasio-Cortez isn’t running for office in California, but in New York. Apparently, California is where the really BIG socialist billionaires live.
Uber for Me but Not for Thee?
But there’s more than one socialist skulking about. Bernie Sanders, in a CNN column in 2017, said the very rich are “never satisfied with what they have. They want more, more and more — no matter what impact their efforts have on working people, the elderly, children, the sick and the poor. Greed is their religion.”
All the way back in 2015, socialist Bernie Sanders also ripped Uber as an “unregulated” company with “serious problems.” How firm was his stance? As Watchdog.org noted three years ago, Sanders “always takes Uber instead of a taxi.”
Indeed, citing a National Journal analysis, Watchdog.org noted, “While most candidates use Uber more than taxis to get around, Sanders was one of only a few candidates to report using Uber 100% of the time when he or his campaign staff need a ride.”
Mr. Sanders, a member in good standing of the top 1%, has earned more than a million dollars in each of the last two years.
Socialist millionaire Sanders, who has never held a regular private-sector job for any length of time, also owns three homes, one of them a $600,000, four-bedroom vacation home on Lake Champlain.
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