AOC to Successful People: You Don't Deserve Your Wealth [VIDEO]
It's been a minute since Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped some of her thought nuggets on us. But when AOC gets going, oy vey does she get going (see AOC Owns Herself, Asks "Why Are There Almost NO Police at Virginia Gun Rally?" and AOC Says the Democrat Party is Not a "Left Party." Isn't she Adorable?). Please don't tell AOC's squad girls, Rashida and Ilhan, that I said "oy vey."
In the second video in this tweet, professor Ocasio-Cortez previews her upcoming Masterclass on entrepreneurship. Even though it's kind of a rehash of Barack Obama's "you didn't build that" speech, only with more references to slavery.
@AOC AOC on why successful businessmen don’t deserve their wealth: “You didn’t make those widgets! You sat on a cou… https://t.co/qpVJ9K5c9W— Tom Elliott (@Tom Elliott)1579555669.0
My brain hurts.
You didn’t make those widgets!
Okay, no. Let's use the same "you" AOC does just because why the heck not.
You designed those widgets. You're the reason the widgets exist. You worked toward getting the financial backing to get a prototype of those widgets made. You marketed those widgets so people knew they needed their widgets. Also, you took on the financial burden to get those widgets off the ground. So that now, you are able to provide jobs to people assembling those widgets while you work toward your next successful idea.
You sat on a couch while thousands of people were paid modern day slave wages, and in some cases real modern-day slavery; you made that money off the backs of undocumented people...
Guess what Becky? If you're getting paid for your labor, you are not a slave. Period. "Slave wages" is not a real thing. It's a catchphrase leftists politicians use to convince low information voters to vote for them. Or in this case, run for office themselves. If you are getting paid for your labor, you are an employee. Employed by someone who created your jobs. Shouldered the burden and struggle to create your job. More importantly, SHOULDERS the burden and the struggle of knowing people are dependent on those jobs.
Your "cut" of someone else's success is what they decide to pay you to work for them. If you disagree on the amount, don't work for them. Or create your own widget.
Billionaires make their money. They do not take it. They earn it. The only thing being taken here, in this video, is the advantage of mushy-minded leftists who never try to think for themselves. Instead, they allow Ms. Ocasio-Cortez to spoon-feed them nonsense which keeps them feeling like perpetual victims, forced to vote for such heroes as AOC. That's the real racket.