‘Socialist’ AOC blasted for selling $58 ‘Tax The Rich’ t-shirts on her website as she slams Trump ‘slave labor’ merch

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“SOCIALIST” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was blasted for selling $58 “Tax The Rich” t-shirts on her website as she slammed President Trump’s “slave labor” merchandise.

Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has been dubbed a “socialist” by Republican critics for selling t-shirts – urging to tax the rich, drink water and don’t be racist, and support the green new deal – on her new website.

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Ocasio-Cortez has been dubbed a ‘socialist’ by Republican critics for selling t-shirts urging to tax the rich[/caption]

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President Trump’s merchandise has been called ‘slave-wage labor’ by Ocasio-Cortez[/caption]

Ocasio-Cortez announced on Wednesday night that merchandise on her website were now available for pre-order.

In response to social media backlash against the merch, the 31-year-old politician tweeted Thursday afternoon: “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 [sic] give [t-shirts]for free, we actually do – just volunteer)”

She also wrote in a reply to her tweet: “Oh, and by the way: Tax the Rich.”

In support of Ocasio-Cortez, Stephen Punwasi – a former mass market apparel designer – wrote to Twitter: “Made in America. Union printed.

“Sounds about right. That’s what it costs to pay everyone a decent wage along the way.”

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The ‘TAX THE RICH’ sweatshirt sells for $58[/caption]

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Punwasi suggested that if Ocasio-Cortez’s shirts were created in Vietnam, workers were paid fairly, and the costs included imports and taxes, that the market price would be approximately $35.

“One person’s spending is someone’s income,” he added.

The Shop Ocasio-Cortez website features a handful of collections – titled Campaign Gear, AOC+Me, Green New Deal, and Pride – with various selection of products.

In response to Ocasio-Cortez’s high-priced t-shirt collection, political commentator Ben Shapiro tweeted a screenshot of the “TAX THE RICH SWEATSHIRT” and wrote: “Only the rich can afford this idiotic sweatshirt.”

In some follow-up tweets, he wrote: “Nothing says economic justice like spending $65 on a sweatshirt” and “For $27, you can buy AOC’s bulls**t t-shirt rather than spending it paying off loans you voluntarily took.”

However, the “Tax The Rich Shirt” – which is made in the USA, union printed, 100 percent cotton, and a gender neutral fit – is now sold out and only available for pre-order.

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The Green New Deal t-shirt sells for $27[/caption]

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Ocasio-Cortez has been slammed as ‘Democratic Socialist Congresswoman[/caption]

Meanwhile, Hannity Staff has denounced Ocasio-Cortez as a “Democratic Socialist Congresswoman.”

They wrote that Ocasio-Cortez “sounded more like a staunch capitalist this week when she started accepting pre-orders for her ‘Tax the Rich’ sweatshirts at nearly $60 a pop.”

One social media user also criticized Ocasio-Cortez and called her “hypocritical trash.

The Twitter user wrote: “Women, wake up. Using Capitalism to sell Socialism is PEAK 2020 Democratic Energy.”


Ocasio-Cortez’s clothing sale comes as the congresswoman and Ilhan Omar have attacked Barack Obama for saying that “defund the police” is a “snappy slogan” that would alienate voters.

The former president accused anti-police activists of trying to please each other rather than push for policy changes that might appeal to the broader public.

Referring to the “snappy” slogan, Obama said: “You lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you’re actually going to get the changes you want done.”



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