Turning Point USA’s Benny Johnson traveled to socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D) 14th congressional district in New York and asked numerous people what they thought about socialism.
Johnson told The Daily Wire that he stood in an area in Ocasio-Cortez’s district for 90 minutes and spoke to 12 random people and asked them their thoughts on socialism.
One man, from Yugoslavia, told Johnson: “I was born in a socialist country and I came to this country to get away from socialism.” When asked if he thought socialism “sucked,” the man said “yes.”
Another man told Johnson: “Socialism is the worst. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t work.”
A woman, who was featured multiple times throughout the video, told Johnson: “I like capitalism, I like the fact that I earn my bucks and I spend them on [myself], which I’m going to now.”
“I work because I choose to,” the woman later added. “I give to my church, again, because I choose to. Nobody tells me what to do.”
A restaurant chef, who said that he wanted to open up his own restaurant someday, told Johnson: “I don’t agree with socialism. Socialism is supposed to be like where everybody gets the same amount. I want to do better than people if I work harder and stuff like that.”
Another man told Johnson: “If you give everything, you give everybody anything, they could just stay home and then what’s the point? What’s the drive? And that’s why socialism is not right for America.”
A man standing next to him chimed in, “All socialism does is just encourages people just to sit back and do nothing. Eventually, it’s gonna go broke. You know, how you gonna pay for free stuff? I’m against freeloaders. You got to work. You got to earn it.”
When shown the Green New Deal, including the part where it mentioned the idea of taking care of people who were unwilling to work, the man said: “Yeah, we have plenty of freeloaders in society today. They think that they can just print money and it will solve the problem, it doesn’t work that way.”
The man had the following message for Ocasio-Cortez: “If you love it so much, go to all these other countries that have socialism. See how it will work. Look at what happened in Venezuela.”