Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to growing criticism on social media Monday night after Reuters reported the Democratic Socialist spent $1.4 million on ‘Tax the Rich’ themed merchandise for her web store.
“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 [for what it’s worth] our shop is unionized, doesn’t operate for profit,& funds projects like free tutoring, food programs,& local organizing,” fired-back the lawmaker to former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
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.🌱 https://t.co/RPnMlg0mpS
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 19, 2021
“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,” reports the Reuters News Agency.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Invests Over $1.4 Million In ‘Tax The Rich’-Themed Political Merchandise https://t.co/gRvHEjbw5N
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 19, 2021
“That is more than many lawmakers spent on their entire re-election efforts during the period, and nearly double her payments made over the prior two years to Financial Innovations, a Cranston, Rhode Island firm that specializes in political merchandise for Democrats,” adds the outlet.
“There’s the campaign finance aspect of it and, for lack of a better term, there’s the cult of personality aspect of it,” Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, who studies political branding at Stetson University, told Reuters.
Read the full report here.
AOC ERUPTS: Far-Left Democrat Says Trump Voters Have ‘Drank the Poison of White Supremacy’
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez escalated her war-of-words with Republican voters this week; saying supporters of the President have “drunk the poison of White Supremacy.”
“A lot of people have drank the poison of white supremacy, and that’s what Donald Trump represents."@AOC told viewers that President Trump represents “white supremacy,” and if you don’t know that, you “have a lot of work to do.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 14, 2021
“A lot of people have drank the poison of white supremacy, and that’s what Donald Trump represents,” said AOC.
“Just is, and if, at this point, you haven’t recognized that and you don’t see it, maybe you have a lot of work to do, too,” she added.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.
AOC ERUPTS: Ocasio-Cortez Backs Boycott of NY POST Over 9/11 Front Page
Embattled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez escalated her war-of-words with the NY Post this week; supporting a national boycott against her hometown paper after they posted a fierce response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 remarks.
“While President Trump repeatedly attacks the New York Times and other purveyors of ‘fake news,’ New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is targeting her own media foe: the New York Post,” reports Yahoo News.
“In a Sunday interview with the Yahoo News podcast ‘Skullduggery,’ the freshman New York congresswoman explained why she is endorsing a boycott of the paper organized by local Yemeni-American bodega owners, calling the Post’s attack on her friend Rep. Ilhan Omar ‘beyond the pale,’” adds the author.
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) April 17, 2019
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