Transactions aren’t capitalism,” Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) responded when former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer chided her for profiting from capitalism in order to promote socialism.
“Using capitalism to push socialism,” Spicer tweeted Monday, linking to a Reuters article titled, “Branding the U.S. left: AOC makes a push into political merchandise,” reporting that the congresswoman’s campaign has paid $1.4 million to the political merchandise firm operating her online store:
“Now she is investing heavily in her online store, selling T-shirts, sweatshirts and other merchandise with her name, “AOC” initials or slogans including “Tax the Rich” and “Fight for our Future,” efforts aimed at both fundraising and building the second-term lawmaker’s profile nationally.
“Her campaign paid political merchandise firm Financial Innovations, which operates her online store and supplies merchandise, more than $1.4 million in the first six months of 2021, according to campaign disclosures to the Federal Election Commission late last week.”
Not sure if you know this Sean, but transactions aren’t capitalism.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 19, 2021
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.🌱 https://t.co/RPnMlg0mpS
Ocasio-Cortez replied by defining capitalism as a ruthless, destructive system and declaring that “transactions aren’t capitalism”:
“Not sure if you know this Sean, but transactions aren’t capitalism.
“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.”
About Video: Sean Spicer got into a Twitter exchange with New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Capitalism and the sale of political merchandise, political commentator Dave Rubin reacts – Via Newsmax’s ‘Spicer and Co.’