Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now in the business of selling online merchandise.
She is hawking sweatshirts that say “tax the rich’ on them, and charging almost sixty dollars for them.
The irony of this is lost on her, naturally.
The New York Post reports:
AOC selling $60 ‘Tax the rich’ sweatshirt, other merch on her site
Capitalism isn’t so bad after all!
Firebrand Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has come up with a new campaign money-maker: Sell the rich expensive sweatshirts — about taxing the rich.
The Democratic socialist lawmaker’s website is now selling a bunch of pricey apparel with trendy slogans like “Abolish ICE,” “Drink water & don’t be racist” and “Tax the rich.”
The line of merchandise caught the eye of pundits on Twitter who pointed out the hypocrisy of an anti-capitalism legislator coming up with their own clothing line.
“AOC is selling $65 dollar sweatshirts that say ‘tax the rich’ that only rich ppl can afford. Should just say ‘Tax Me,’” wrote user @MattsIdeaShop on Wednesday with a photo of the “Tax the rich” top.
“When you’re aiming for socialism but you hit capitalism,” they added.
Take a look below:
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 2, 2020
People pointed out the hypocrisy:
Nothing says "I fight for the little guy" like charging $65 for a sweatshirt. pic.twitter.com/EV1hAVgeGR
— Dan 🇺🇸 (@danieltobin) December 2, 2020
Capitalism is great. You can claim you are against it all the time and then make money off of it to your adoring fans.
— Cincy Browncoat not from this universe (@cincy_browncoat) December 3, 2020
AOC was not happy about people calling her out:
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