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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez receives harsh criticism for trying to sell a $58 sweatshirt that says, “tax the rich,” according to Fox News.
Ben Shapiro responded, “Only the rich can afford this idiotic sweatshirt.”
“Selling a $58 sweatshirt to own the capitalists is the most AOC thing ever,” said Eddie Zipperer.
“Hey AOC I can’t afford this sweatshirt [right now], you got a coupon code for the non-rich?”
Only the rich can afford this idiotic sweatshirt pic.twitter.com/PpVaBl8J6V
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 3, 2020
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) December 3, 2020
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) December 3, 2020
AOC said, “Republicans are freaking out [because] we don’t use slave-wage labor for merch that funds grassroots organizing. But what’s the difference between Trump’s merch and ours? Ours is made in the US. ([and] for GOP who joke that we [should] give [shirts] for free, we actually do – just volunteer).”
Republicans are freaking out bc we don’t use slave-wage labor for merch that funds grassroots organizing.
But what’s the difference between Trump’s merch and ours?
Ours is made in the US. 🇺🇸
(& for GOP who joke that we shld give 👕 for free, we actually do – just volunteer 😉) https://t.co/35DnbFYQyC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 3, 2020
The leftists said, “We like your merch, AOC. #TaxTheRich”
— Tax March (@taxmarch) December 2, 2020
“We need you to pass a billionaires’ tax, in order to make sure that we’re providing for our working families. It’s time to stop protecting billionaires, and it’s time to start working for working families.”
From Fox News:
Ocasio-Cortez announced preorders for the black sweatshirt emblazoned with “TAX THE RICH” in all caps on Wednesday night, adding that the items are “made in the US with dignified, union jobs paying living wages.”
The “Tax the Rich” sweatshirt is one of many items available in the official AOC shop, which includes a “Drink Water & Don’t Be Racist” sticker and “AOC Plus Me” T-shirts. Selling merchandise online has become a key way for politicians to raise funds in recent years.
Ocasio-Cortez is known for critiquing capitalism and is a driving force for progressive policies, including “Medicare-for-all” and the Green New Deal that would significantly expand government power in health care and climate regulation.