Tom Perez: Programs called socialism by GOP critics ‘make capitalism work’

Tom Perez: Programs called socialism by GOP critics ‘make capitalism work’
Tom Perez, DNC chair. (Image: Screen grab of PBS video)

[Ed. – The observation is in keeping with his claim that Ocasio-Cortez was the future of the Democratic Party.]

Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez says that what Republicans call “socialism” actually makes “capitalism work for everyone.”

Mr. Perez sat down with Fox News’ Bret Baier Thursday evening in Houston to discuss the future of the Democratic Party.

The two men, having just watched ten presidential hopefuls spar on stage, discussed the divide between democratic socialists like Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders and the more fiscally moderate former Vice President Joe Biden.

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“You know Brett, socialism is the oldest trick in the book,” Mr. Perez said. “You’re a very good student of history. When Social Security was debated, when Medicare was debated, when the minimum wage was debated, Republican opponents of all of those three critical elements of our social compact said this is socialism.

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