The following originally appeared on FoxNews.com on March 3, 2019 As part of her ongoing war on capitalism, socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) played an important role in blowing up the deal to bring more than 25,000 high-paying jobs at online retailing giant Amazon to New York City. In the process, she succeeded in killing jobs, stifling prosperity and reducing tax revenue for her home state of New York, including the residents of her New York City congressional district. That “victory” has inspired a group called “For Us, Not Amazon” that is attempting to spread the wealth – ergo, destruction – to Virginia.
This whole incident is a perfect parable for AOC and her followers’ misguided challenge to the ethos of American capitalism. It reflects an increasing commitment among leaders in the Democratic Party to the myth that socialism is a compassionate system necessary to protect the poor and oppressed from capitalist greed. It is simply untrue.
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