VIDEO: AOC Portrays Successful Business Owners as “Modern-Day Slavery” Perpetuators

Freshman lawmaker AOC vilified business owners as “modern-day slavery” perpetuators when asked why business owners were the “enemy of health care.”

Ocasio-Cortez says “I’m not here to villainize and to say that billionaires are inherently morally corrupt – but they are.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Well, you didn’t make those widgets, did you Because you employed thousands of people and paid them less than a living wage to make those widgets for you. You didn’t make those widgets.

You sat on a couch while thousands of people were paid modern day slave wages, and in some cases real slave, real modern-day slavery, uh, depending on where you are in terms of food production. You made that money off the backs of undocumented people. You made that money off the backs of black and brown people being paid under a living wage.

You made that money off the backs of single mothers and all these people who are literally dying because they can’t afford to live and so no one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars and all of that to say, is that it’s, and I’m not here to villainize and to say that billionaires are inherently morally corrupt – but they are, I mean, I think there is a case, but um, but, it’s not to say that, it’s to say that this system that we live in, life in capitalism, always ends in billionaires. If you don’t do it, someone else will. It’s who decides to make that choice is just kind of up to, you know, circumstance.

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The entire episode was somewhat reminiscent yet even more extreme than ex-President Obama’s infamous “You didn’t build that” speech.

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