I’m assuming that she’s been accurately quoted here and if she has been then she’s lost her mind:
.@AOC: "40 million Americans are living in poverty right now, and if the poverty line was… what some people think it should be — about $38,000 a year — we would be shocked at how much the richest society on the planet is allowing so much of its people to live in destitution." pic.twitter.com/QVarRC9e2A
— The Hill (@thehill) September 26, 2019
Elsewhere we’re told that this is her evaluation of what the individual poverty line should be, that $38,000 a year.
Which is interesting really. The median income for the country appears to be $31,000 or so. So poverty is now to be a higher sum than the average income level for the country? And presumably we’ve also all got to work to abolish poverty through redistribution – which is going to be tough unless we’re in Lake Wobegon, isn’t it?