[The scum roll in rivers of money. Its the same here in SA with the non-white SOBs. Money pours down on them like a river or waterfall in flood. The idiots waste it even more then. Jan]
She is not a socialist. She is not a communist. She is a COMMUNIST.
AOC: ‘No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars’
‘You sat on a couch while thousands of people were paid modern-day slave wages’
Former Gov. Scott Walker, (R-WI), discusses a poll suggesting that 51 percent of Democrats have a favorable view of socialism, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s backing away from her Medicare-for-all plan and the trends he is seeing on college campuses.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said that “no one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars” during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day discussion with author Ta-Nehisi Coates on Monday.
“No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars,” Ocasio-Cortez said, receiving applause. “I’m not here to villainize and to say billionaires are inherently morally corrupt. … It’s to say that this system that we live in, life in capitalism always ends in billionaires.”
She addressed a hypothetical “widget” billionaire in her remarks.
“You didn’t make those widgets, did you? Because you employed thousands of people and paid them less than a living wage to make those widgets for you,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “You didn’t make those widgets. You sat on a couch while thousands of people were paid modern-day slave wages, and in some cases real modern-day slavery.”
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Ocasio-Cortez, who advocates for democratic socialism, is not the only Democrat in Washington, D.C., honing in on billionaires these days.
Ocasio-Cortez joined in on presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s criticism of JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon in November by saying he’s a billionaire “asking for a safe space” amid Democrats’ desire for economic disruption.
“Y’all, the billionaires are asking for a safe space — you know, in addition to the entire US economy and political lobbying industry,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.
Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet included a link to a news article about Dimon responding to Warren’s criticism by claiming she “vilifies successful people.”
The Massachusetts senator frequently rails against the ultra-wealthy and has proposed a wealth tax to fund a number of sweeping plans, including Medicare-for-all, canceling student loan debt for the majority of Americans and providing universal child care, that she’s introduced.