Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez uses the coronavirus-affected economy to bash capitalism.
“When late stage capitalism takes a selfie,” AOC wrote, providing a screenshot of a news report showing the DOW on the upswing and 16 million Americans losing their jobs:
When late stage capitalism takes a selfie: pic.twitter.com/2OMI8JRz95
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 10, 2020
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Friday used the negative economic reality caused by the Chinese coronavirus to take a shot at capitalism.
Nearly 17 million Americans have filed for unemployment over the last three weeks as the economy virtually shut down as a result of the coronavirus. The vast majority of Americans are under some form of a lockdown order, leaving many small businesses struggling to stay afloat and millions of Americans unable to go to work.
Several social media users were annoyed by Ocasio-Cortez’s conclusion.
“It’s not capitalism. It’s a virus,” one user said.
“Capitalism caused the pandemic?” another asked. “Coulda fooled me; I thought it was because the (communist) government of China lied to the entire world, forcing everyone to lock things down to prevent chaos. More
Government completely and forcefully shuts down the economy. And then it's well we got a big problem with capitalism here. SMH
— Rudy definitely not the red nose reindeer. (@Rudy78417576) April 10, 2020
Now do Socialism.
— Ryan Secord (@Ryan_Secord) April 10, 2020
When a communist shill takes a selfie pic.twitter.com/l8wKAeNdGZ
— TOMMY G (@TommyG) April 10, 2020
You realize Twitter and Instagram are products of capitalism, right?
— New Yorker (@ThomB01) April 10, 2020
Capitalism caused the pandemic? Coulda fooled me; I thought it was because the (communist) government of China lied to the entire world, forcing everyone to lock things down to prevent chaos.
— Styxhexenhammer666 (@Styx666Official) April 10, 2020
If you hate capitalism so much, get off Twitter, don’t use your phone, don’t drink your Starbucks, don’t use basically everything that capitalism has created.
— AJ (@SBSportsDiva) April 10, 2020
Crazy how “unfettered capitalism”…with all the government mandated business closures and massive expansion of socialism, and big bank bailouts could tank an economy. ?
— Being Libertarian (@beinlibertarian) April 10, 2020
How are government mandated shutdowns considered capitalism, again?
— Freckled Liberty ? (@FreckledLiberty) April 11, 2020
You have to remember, she’s not very smart
— Practice Outlaw (@practice_outlaw) April 11, 2020
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