AOC says young people are childless because of ‘burdens of capitalism’, more immigration is the answer


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representing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that more immigration is a solution to declining birth rates in the United States as people suffer “under the burden of capitalism.”

The incendiary Democratic representative of New York took to Instagram to express her dismay that the youngsters weren’t having children and offered a solution.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.N.Y., speaks at a rally calling for immigration provisions to be included in the Build Back Better Act outside the U.S. Capitol, May 7 December 2021 in Washington.
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“There are quite a few countries that are really struggling because young people, under the burdens of capitalism and living in a society that increasingly concentrates wealth among the wealthy, we have no children. Or we don’t have kids at the same rate,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And we actually need immigrant populations to help balance things out. We cannot continue to fund social security, medicare, all of this without immigrants. And it’s always been like that. Don’t act like it’s a new trend or something.”

Births in the United States have remained “generally stable”, according to the Census Bureau, although annual births have increased from around 4.1 million births in 1990 to 3.7 million births in 2019.

Immigration and the number of immigrants who make up a percentage of the U.S. population has increased since 1970, according to the U.S. Census Bureau compiled data by the Migration Policy Institute.

Immigration tops the list in November as record numbers of illegal immigrants continue to cross the border.

Immigration tops the list in November as record numbers of illegal immigrants continue to cross the border.
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Fox News Digital contacted Ocasio-Cortez but did not receive a response.


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