[Ed. – Confirmed: Ocasio-Cortez has no idea what capitalism is. The blowback was pretty quick on this; we only ran the initial headline on her new merch line a few hours ago.]
“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.