During a town hall meeting in the Bronx, congresswoman and self-described “socialist” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said her luxury DC apartment wasn’t much different from public housing in New York City.
“I move into this building, and it’s marketed as a ‘luxury’ building in D.C.,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “It’s an efficient building, it’s clean, it has public space, it has a rooftop garden—y’all watching my Instagram—it has clean air, it has clean water. And I think about this and I’m like, ‘Hm, this is what a luxury building is like.’”
Ocasio-Cortez’s luxury apartment is located in DC’s Navy Yard neighborhood. Studio apartments in the building reportedly cost over $2,000 a month, and three bedroom apartments can be as high as $5,000. The complex is equipped with an array of features, including an indoor lap pool, dog park, and Peloton cycling studio.
The newly-constructed complex, built adjacent to a Whole Foods, also features both an indoor lap pool and a rooftop pool, a rooftop dog park and dog wash station, numerous gyms including a Peloton cycling studio and a yoga studio, a demonstration kitchen with a wood-fired pizza oven, private massage rooms with hydromassage beds, a golf simulator studio, a basketball court, a racquetball court, and a rooftop tennis court with a “parabolic hitting wall” in case you’re alone with nobody to play with.
“What we have been taught that [sic] is a luxury should not be a luxury,” Ocasio-Cortez said before floating her dreams of buildings that aren’t profit-driven, or “tenant-owned.”
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 1, 2019
Obviously, AOC is detached from reality, particularly the experience of poor people who would love to live in a dwelling like hers. Socialism promises everything and delivers nothing but misery everywhere it has been tried, something Ocasio-Cortez willfully ignores.
“What we have been taught and what we have been conditioned is that basic rights are a luxury and a privilege when they are not,” she added at the event.
Breitbart notes that “In live video posted in April, Ocasio-Cortez noted her ‘unfurnished’ luxury apartment and claimed to be living a ‘completely depraved lifestyle.’”
“Depraved” is exactly what America would become if we ever made the mistake of taking her failed ideas seriously.