U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave up the game in a new interview and what she said will come back to haunt her and the Dem Party. Because for all its flaws capitalism has been nothing short of a miracle for most people on the planet. But AOC doesn’t see it that way, she denounced capitalism saying it is ‘not a redeemable system’
She said of the most successful economic system in human history: “They can control our labor. They can control massive markets that they dictate and can capture governments.
“And they can essentially have power over the many. And to me that is not a redeemable system for us to be able to participate in for the prosperity and peace for the vast majority of people.
“To me, capitalism at its core, what we’re talking about when we talk about that, is the absolute pursuit of profit at all human, environmental, and social cost.
“What we’re also discussing is the ability for a very small group of actual capitalists to capture governments. That is not a redeemable system for us.
“If it ultimately comes down to a billionaire or the Koch brothers or the Koch family having control over the vast majority or large plurality of our oil assets in the United States.
“If it’s a handful of very wealthy families having control over – you know, private families having control over means of production, that is essentially the capitalist system that we live in.
“It is a small group that is of privatized control over what we eat and how we fuel our society.
“For example, Elizabeth Warren has discussed workers being elected to the governing boards of companies. you can have markets where businesses and ways of producing, trading, selling goods are really controlled and not just controlled but giving more power to workers.
“People get a fair shake. Union jobs, unionized workplaces, all of these are different steps and levels that we’re talking about in a more just economy.
“Even last year there was at least 75 members of Congress that held individual stock in Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer.
“That is where we should be drawing the line.
“I am a member of Congress. Members of Congress have access to very sensitive security clearances, access to very detailed, tailored briefings.
“Our job is to try to anticipate and legislate for what we see is coming. We should not have the ability to both have access to that information and to hold and trade in individual stock,” she said.
“To me, capitalism… is the absolute pursuit of profit at all human, environmental, and social cost.” Rep. @AOC says. “What we’re also discussing is the ability for a very small group of actual capitalists… [to] capture governments. … That is not a redeemable system for us…” pic.twitter.com/U7RS2hkiJs— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) February 3, 2022