Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is a self-declared democratic socialist who has been a vocal critic of capitalism. In the past, she has instructed her nearly 11 million Twitter followers to "Resist disaster capitalism." Last year, AOC called declared capitalism to be "irredeemable."
Ocasio-Cortez railed against Amazon constructing a second headquarters in New York City, which was estimated to bring "at least 25,000 to 40,000 good paying jobs and nearly $30 billion dollars in new revenue" into the state. according to New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
This week, the democratic socialist fully embraced capitalism by peddling $58 shirts that say, "Tax The Rich" on them. The $58 does not include shipping and handling. AOC's merchandise website indicated that it would cost an additional $9.22 to ship the product to my house, bringing the grand total for the shirt to $67.22. The shop stated that the shirt would ship via the U.S. Postal Service, and "ship in 1-2 weeks + 2 business days in transit."
Pre-orders were being taken this week for the "gender neutral fit" shirts.
Thanks! Preorders are open now :) https://t.co/J973Ot2VAt https://t.co/yY7SpOG4VD— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1606948590.0
It turns out that AOC has an entire merchandise shop, where she sells a hoodie promoting the Green New Deal, made from 20% polyester, for a whopping $65.
If you can't afford the expensive long-sleeved shirts, you can purchase a strangely worded T-shirt that says "AOC + ME" for $27. Instead of paying off your student loan you can spend $27 on a cancel student debt T-shirt. There is even a perplexing "Drink Water & Don't Be Racist" T-shirt for $27.
The AOC shop also hawks other swag, such as $24 posters and $25 onesies promoting the Green New Deal, a $28 "Abolish ICE" hat, a $27 tote bag, and a $27 mug that promote Ocasio-Cortez.
Many people considered the Democratic socialist selling products at premium prices to be "hypocritical," and bashed the Democratic congresswoman for selling such high-priced goods on Twitter.
AOC has a store where she’s selling shirts... otherwise known as capitalism https://t.co/EfMT9ZAsGN— Ryan James Girdusky (@Ryan James Girdusky) 1606970674.0
Capitalism is amazing, isn't it? https://t.co/JZa0006DRT— Allie Beth Stuckey (@Allie Beth Stuckey) 1606969214.0
AOC: “Capitalism sucks!” Also AOC: “Buy my Green New Deal sweatshirt for $65!” https://t.co/DAq4ComvwB— Courtney Holland 🇺🇸 (@Courtney Holland 🇺🇸) 1606968876.0
Why aren’t they free? https://t.co/FEzhMFuBRV https://t.co/4UH2ntIZDD— Prison Mitch (@Prison Mitch) 1606971025.0
AOC is selling $65 dollar sweatshirts that say “tax the rich” that only rich ppl can afford. Should just say “Tax M… https://t.co/tYbw8ZFTwv— matt’s idea shop (@matt’s idea shop) 1606969848.0
@AOC Slay, my capitalist kween.— TRHL™ (@TRHL™) 1607000116.0
looking forward to AOC buying a third home https://t.co/pPfhbp9Xls— Siraj Hashmi (@Siraj Hashmi) 1606970678.0
One person, who seemed to be an AOC supporter and retweeted the congresswoman numerous times in the past, simply wrote, "Wish I could afford this."
@taxmarch @AOC Wish I could afford this— LovethatBoMolly (@LovethatBoMolly) 1606951436.0