To hear it from progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, they are the champions of the poor, the downtrodden, and the oppressed. Their voters are the ones who get up at the crack of dawn to feed their kids, get them off to school, and head out to
the welfare office backbreaking jobs where they work for pennies – all the while being in danger of the violent threats coming from white Trump supporters who won’t accept their racial/gender/sexual identities. These people barely have two nickels to rub together, because that’s how disgusting American capitalism is in the year 2020.
But it’s weird how these downtrodden AOC supporters also have $58 to spend on a sweatshirt that says “Tax the Rich” on the front.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), a prominent critic of capitalism, is selling sweatshirts on her campaign website that feature the socialist mantra “tax the rich.” The sweatshirt can be yours for a steep $58 (not including tax).
The union-printed navy sweatshirt is gender-neutral and features white lettering with an “AOC” banner logo. Though the sweatshirt was sold out as of Thursday morning, those willing to drop $60 could preorder it while it was being restocked.
Other newly added AOC swag items include a $5 “drink water and don’t be racist” sticker and a $27 T-shirt with “The Green New Deal” printed on it. The Federal Elections Commission considers purchasing Ocasio-Cortez swag a campaign donation, so it is not tax-deductible.
In addition to the strange optics of selling expensive sweatshirts to people who have been screwed over by the evil fat cats in the 1%, is it also worth pointing out that the wealthiest five percent of Americans pay nearly 70% of all federal taxes? We guess that’s harder to fit on a sweatshirt.
“AOC is selling $65 dollar sweatshirts that say ‘tax the rich’ that only rich ppl can afford. Should just say ‘Tax Me,’” one Twitter user quipped. “When you’re aiming for socialism but you hit capitalism.”
When are AOC’s supporters going to realize that she – just like Black Lives Matter and all the rest of these progressive people and organizations – are fleecing them blind? When are they going to realize that these people are selling pie-in-the-sky fantasies right alongside their expensive swag?
We can only hope that the next generation is going to see through this pathetic communist charade and bring some common sense back to politics.