Washington D.C.- US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Hannity to discuss the shift of the left to reject capitalism in favor of socialism and the continued failure of socialism. See below for highlights and watch the full interview here.
On how Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s rejection of capitalism became mainstream within the Democratic Party:
“I am not surprised to [Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’] comments. These comments are the mainstream of the Democratic Party. Either people believe it, or they have to pretend to believe it… [Democrats] I woke up and decided that Marxism was right all along and the Cold War should never have ended.
“I don’t understand how people who feel like this don’t move to one of these other countries. There are so many other countries that agree with this sentiment that socialism is better than capitalism.
“In the real world where I come from and in the neighborhood where I grew up, the people I grew up with and my family, capitalism is not these big corporations. Capitalism is the owner of the small This is the person who started it in the basement of their house or garage and now owns a small business that employs people.
“This is not possible in any system other than the capitalist free enterprise system. It’s the only system in the world where it’s ever been possible for someone to help out here legally and in a sporting period, own a business, control their own economic destiny, and provide for their family and jobs for others like him.
“I think it’s a great debate to have. We should have it. It is important to reinvigorate faith in capitalism in each generation. This kind of rejection of capitalism and adherence to socialism by [Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez]it is now the mainstream of the Democratic Party.
On the false promises of socialism:
“Socialism is not about economics. This is a big mistake we are making. It’s a question of power and the ability to control people.
“If you control where people work, how much they earn, and who owns what, then you can control what they say. You can control who they can hire, what they can sell, what they can do, and what hours they can be open. It’s a question of power. It’s a question of control. That’s what socialism has always been.
“Socialism is not possible without a government that actually controls every aspect of your life. I don’t think they are that upset about inflation. I think they like that inflation has run wild and prices are high. That means they come up with the argument, “The market can’t support you. Only a check from the government can. Only money guaranteed by the government can. It plays between their hands.
“Socialism is not about economics. It’s about power and control. That’s why people run away [socialist countries]. This is why Miami inherited 800,000 to 1 million Latin Americans fleeing socialism because it fails and destroys lives.