Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has launched a line of clothing with snappy slogans. The new T-shirts and sweatshirts are available for sale, but not everyone is happy about it. Some of the merchandise includes words like “Drink water & don’t be racist” as well as “Change takes courage” and “Tax the rich.” However, Ocasio-Cortez began selling the clothing at the high price tag of $65 for some of the pieces, only to later slash prices down to $58 when people complained about how much her clothing line cost.
When a conservative pundit blasted Ocasio-Cortez for selling the shirts for $58, she responded with: “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 T-shirts for free, we actually do – just volunteer.”
The Republican pundit who criticized Ocasio-Cortez claimed to be a “former mass-market apparel designer” who wrote, “Made in America. Union printed. Sounds about right. That’s what it costs to pay everyone a decent wage along the way.”
More people criticized the young congresswoman, railing on her via Twitter.
“Do none of you find this ironic? Ocasio-Cortez, a rich person, makes a lot of money off of the rest of you all, mostly middle-class people, while she tells you to tax the rich. Are these sellers your friends or enemies?”
“OMG, Seriously? Fix the DAMN LOOPHOLES, I have #PureO #OCD, and I can tell you that ‘Tax the Rich’ doesn’t work. Truth, When I was making a bundle of money, I got to a tax bracket, and I had to recalculate five times, and said F me my raise just made me less money.”
“That’s fine, but when the guy that owns the factory I work in starts taking 30 cents on the dollar, he’ll move shop, lay off, cut labor, and force the rest of us with seniority to do more for less.”
“If I were in charge, $50 million would be the most money it would be legal to own. Yes, I mean the tax on money over $50 million would be 100%. If you need more than $50 million for any reason, take out a loan. Or band together with some of your rich friends.”
“‘Rich’ is a relative concept. A low-income worker could view the middle class as ‘rich’ and be resentful either way.
Tax the 1% is a more objectively appropriate tag line, but I guess that wouldn’t be fashionable enough to sell a lot of sweaters.”
“(Ocasio-Cortez), do none of you find this ironic? Ocasio-Cortez, a rich person, makes a lot of money off of the rest of you all, mostly middle-class people, while she tells you to tax the rich. Are these sellers your friends or enemies?” wrote another person.
Ocasio-Cortez followed up her rebuke referring to the snappy line on her shirt, “Oh, and by the way: Tax the Rich.”
What do you think about her line of T-shirts and what they say about taxing America’s richest people?
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