Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is understood for her fiery invectives towards the billionaire class. But it surely seems that ‘AOC’ isn’t above a bit of capitalism of her personal, promoting ‘Tax The Wealthy’ sweatshirts on-line for a princely sum.
New York’s Ocasio-Cortez is a self-described “democratic socialist,” and possibly one of the best recognized face of the Democratic Get together’s progressive wing. She’s proposed hitting the wealthiest Individuals with a whopping 70 p.c earnings tax to fund huge environmental and social spending, and led a marketing campaign to drive Amazon from making the most of beneficiant tax breaks to arrange its second headquarters within the Huge Apple.
As of late, nonetheless, she’s been participating in a bit of capitalism of her personal, promoting tshirts, sweatshirts, and all method of merchandise on her official net retailer. The newest additions to her line, on Twitter by Ocasio-Cortez, embrace garments selling the ‘Inexperienced New Deal’ and the cancellation of pupil debt, in addition to sweatshirts studying ‘Drink Water and Do not be Racist’ and ‘Tax The Wealthy.’
Although Ocasio-Cortez boasted on Wednesday that her attire is “made within the US with dignified, union jobs paying dwelling wages,” the worth tag will probably flip off all however probably the most comfy champagne socialists and limousine liberals. A ‘Tax The Wealthy’ shirt will set the shopper again $58, plus greater than $5 in gross sales taxes if ordered from AOC’s residence state of New York.
Conservative pundits and commentators took turns ripping on AOC’s obvious conversion to the capitalist trigger. “At $58.00 for a sweatshirt, you are not taxing the wealthy, you are overcharging the silly,” one Twitter person wrote.
My monetary objectives in life are someplace between “comfy” and “so profitable @AOC assaults me with $60 sweatshirts”
— JJJ (@Johnny_Joey) December 3, 2020
Nonetheless laughing about AOC promoting ridiculously costly swag that claims “Tax the wealthy.” That just about sums all of it up proper there.
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) December 3, 2020
Furthermore, conservative pundit Jeryl Bier found that anybody eager to put on the identical slogan for much less can pop over to Amazon and discover ‘Tax The Wealthy’ sweatshirts for nearly half worth, with free delivery. One can in fact assume that, not like AOC’s choices, the clothes on the market on Amazon aren’t assured made within the USA, and are packed by warehouse staff who’re reportedly handled like “animals.”
The irony, nonetheless, doesn’t cease there. AOC’s ‘Inexperienced New Deal’ clothes line is made utilizing polyester, a non-renewable petroleum-based fibre. At the least if AOC will get her approach and the ‘Inexperienced New Deal’ eliminates fossil fuels by 2030, shirts purchased now will outlast the hemp and flaxen attire that can absolutely change them.
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