Larry Kudlow Gives Ocasio-Cortez An Econ Lesson: Having 2 Jobs Does NOT Decrease Unemployment Rates

Mike Brest Reporter

Director of the U.S. National Economic Council Larry Kudlow provided insight into the country’s recent economic boom and contradicted Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s reasoning for the uptick during “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday morning.


“By the way, unemployment wouldn’t be that low if [Americans] had two jobs. What’s really happening is more people are working, which she won’t acknowledge,” Kudlow stated.

“Look, I love a good socialist, particularly in the Democratic Party. I’m a free market capitalist. The marketplace is working, the participation rates are rising, the unemployment rate obviously is down across the board [for] blacks, Hispanics, women, you name it. No, no, she’s factually dead wrong,” he continued.

His comments came in response to the airing of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic Socialist running for Congress in New York, who said, “Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs. Unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their family,” in an interview last week. (RELATED: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Unemployment Is Low Because People Have 2 Jobs)

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