Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) became highly defensive Monday when former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer accused her of using capitalism to advance socialism.
“Using capitalism to push socialism Branding the U.S. left: [AOC],” Spicer posted, captioning an article from Reuters detailing AOC’s campaign cash haul through her political merchandise shop.
using capitalism to push socialism
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) July 19, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez reacted by claiming she’s not using capitalism, while simultaneously describing how she uses profits — that she says aren’t profits — from her private shop to fund tutoring and other programs.
“Not sure if you know this Sean, but transactions aren’t capitalism,” AOC wrote in response. “Capitalism is a system that prioritizes profit at any & all human/enviro cost.”
“But fwiw our shop is unionized, doesn’t operate for profit,& funds projects like free tutoring, food programs, & local organizing,” she added.
Not sure if you know this Sean, but transactions aren’t