In the dangerous and twisted universe of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whites who start businesses are guilty of an act of domination, to be punished, rather than appreciated and applauded for their initiative.
This woman, who earned a degree in economics from and AMERICAN UNIVERSITY—yes, American institutions bred AOC’s ignorance—doesn’t understand that the risk of starting a business is borne by the entrepreneur. The investment and planning of a successful commercial enterprise are undertaken by the businessman. If he or she succeeds, and most small businesses do not, the benefits redound to the community.
In appears here that our command economist would gladly regulate who starts a cannabis businesses. As she sees it, that whites get a business plan together, so as to be granted a license to trade cannabis, clearly reflects badly on them.
“According to an industry trade publication, 73% of cannabis executives in Colorado and Washington are male, 81% are white,” said Ocasio-Cortez during the hearings. “In the state of Massachusetts, just 3.1% of marijuana businesses in the state were owned by minorities, and just 2.2% were owned by women. Is this industry representative of the communities that have historically [borne] the greatest brunt of injustice based on the prohibition of marijuana?”
“Absolutely not,” replied Barnette, who is one of the nation’s few African-American medical marijuana business owners.
“It does not look like any of the people who are reaping the profits of this are the people who were directly impacted,” Ocasio-Cortez concluded.