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#1 User is offline   MTP Reggie 

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:26 AM

Ocasio-Cortez blasts capitalism as an 'irredeemable' system
By Susan Warren
Bloomberg News (TNS)
Mar 9, 2019 Updated Mar 9, 2019

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DALLAS — Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose sudden rise to prominence has made her a target of Republicans and a sometime irritant to her party's leaders, called capitalism an "irredeemable" system that is to blame for income inequality.

The 29-year-old, first-term U.S. House member from New York and self-described democratic socialist addressed an enthusiastic crowd Saturday at the South by Southwest conference in Austin about issues that resonate with her fellow millennials, from universal health care to combating climate change.

She directed some of her sharpest comments at an economic system that she said values profit over people.

"Capitalism is an ideology of capital — the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit," Ocasio-Cortez said. And that comes at any cost to people and to the environment, she said, "so to me capitalism is irredeemable."

Although she said she doesn't think all parts of capitalism should be abandoned, "we're reckoning with the consequences of putting profit above everything else in society. And what that means is people can't afford to live. For me, it's a question of priorities and right now I don't think our model is sustainable."

Instead of conservative politicians scaring people that socialism means the government is going to take over their business, "we should be scared right now because corporations have taken over our government," she said.

Texas' South by Southwest conference has evolved into one of the country's defining cultural events combining music and film festivals with showcases for technology and politics. One year away from the Super Tuesday primary where Texas will loom large, it's an ideal venue for presidential aspirants to raise their profile and test their message early in the race.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:51 AM

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:39 AM

View Postgrimreefer, on 11 March 2019 - 07:51 AM, said:

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OMG, she is such a vapid, air sucking, nondescript, waste of genetic material.....I take comfort in the fact she will soon be relegated to ash-heap of all failed Dems, her own kind will eviscerate her!
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:49 AM

View PostUSMCforever60, on 11 March 2019 - 09:39 AM, said:

OMG, she is such a vapid, air sucking, nondescript, waste of genetic material.....I take comfort in the fact she will soon be relegated to ash-heap of all failed Dems, her own kind will eviscerate her!

I hope so, but look at Obama! He was just as stupid and useless but went on to win two presidential elections. I just pray she is so annoying the party operatives will get sick of her and push her to the curb soon.
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 10:02 AM

AOC ran Amazon out of NYC. Say goodbye to 25,000 jobs.

Yeah, she's right. :coffeenpc:
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 10:13 AM

Does she understand how ANYTHING works? Or why? I already know she doesn’t understand economics and the role of government, so I’m going more basic.

Anything? How any part of the infrastructure works? How we get water in pipes to buildings? How sewage works? Toll roads?

Multiplication tables?
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 10:40 AM

View Postzurg, on 11 March 2019 - 10:13 AM, said:

Does she understand how ANYTHING works? Or why? I already know she doesn’t understand economics and the role of government, so I’m going more basic.

Anything? How any part of the infrastructure works? How we get water in pipes to buildings? How sewage works? Toll roads?

Multiplication tables?


Or the simple understanding that SXSW wouldn’t exist without Capitalist Jew Money from the likes of Uber, Mercedes-Benz, Bud Light, etc.
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 10:42 AM

View PostGrimV, on 11 March 2019 - 10:40 AM, said:

Or the simple understanding that SXSW wouldn’t exist without Capitalist Jew Money from the likes of Uber, Mercedes-Benz, Bud Light, etc.

Good point.
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 02:00 PM

Well, under Capitalism, some people are rich, some are middle class, and some are poor. Under Socialism, everyone is poor, except for the Party favored few, who are rich because, of course, all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 02:46 PM

View PostSeverian, on 11 March 2019 - 02:00 PM, said:

Well, under Capitalism, some people are rich, some are middle class, and some are poor. Under Socialism, everyone is poor, except for the Party favored few, who are rich because, of course, all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.


You're missing the beautiful lure of Socialism: Free Sh*t.

Because of course it'll work *this* time.
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 03:03 PM

View Postgrimreefer, on 11 March 2019 - 07:51 AM, said:

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That is worthy of being put on billboards across every city in the US! :lol:

The only drawback is that it could frighten small children or the elderly!
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 03:39 PM

View PostRock N, on 11 March 2019 - 03:03 PM, said:

That is worthy of being put on billboards across every city in the US! :lol:

The only drawback is that it could frighten small children or the elderly!


:biglaugh:

Like this?
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 03:53 PM

View PostGrimV, on 11 March 2019 - 02:46 PM, said:

You're missing the beautiful lure of Socialism: Free Sh*t.

Because of course it'll work *this* time.

This time EVERYONE will be above average!
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 05:48 PM

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The 29-year-old


Might want to subtract 27 years in intellectual and cognitive maturity.
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