James Pethokoukis does his usual excellent job. And he presents a lovely argument I haven't seen elsewhere.
In that same MLK Day conversation, she said "it's wrong that corporations like Walmart and Amazon can get paid, they can get paid by the government essentially, [and] experience a wealth transfer from the public for paying people less than a minimum wage . . ."
This is a moldy argument also used by writer Annie Lowrey in a much-cited article in The Atlantic last year titled "Jeff Bezos' $150 billion fortune is a policy failure." Lowrey argued that Amazon is able to succeed because the government "ameliorates the effects of poverty wages with policies like the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicaid, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program." . . . .
And if Medicaid benefits corporations at the taxpayer's expense, then it's strange that leftists like Ocasio-Cortez don't view Medicare-for-all — which would let employers completely off the hook for health coverage — as a massive subsidy to business. [Bold added by your humble blogger.]