Granddaughter of Vietnam Vet Shares Grandfather’s Powerful Story After AOC Says It’s ‘Impossible’ to Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was right when she said the metaphor “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” — popular in conservative circles — is a physical impossibility. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible for people to elevate themselves out of poverty, though.