“There has almost never been a period of substantial economic growth in the United States without significant investment,” she said. “And no investment pays off within the same cycle. No investment pays off within the same year – especially a governmental investment. Even businesses don’t work that way.”
OPINION: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez favors a government jobs guarantee and says Americans should not underestimate the power of policymakers to channel deficit spending toward social goals like healthcare and education.