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Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez launched a new set of merchandise on her campaign website on Wednesday.
The set included three T-shirts and one navy blue sweatshirt with the slogan 'Tax the Rich' written across the chest in bold white letters.
With a hefty price tag of $58 a pop, many took to Twitter to ridicule the Democratic representative. The sweatshirt was originally listed at $65 but has since been discounted.
'At $58.00 for a sweatshirt, you're not taxing the rich, you're overcharging the stupid,' said Darryl K in a December 2 tweet replying to Ocasio-Cortez. Slots million casino.
At $58.00 for a sweatshirt, you're not taxing the rich, you're overcharging the stupid.— Darryl K 🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲 (@keetondg) December 3, 2020
'The 'Tax the Rich' sweatshirt cost 58 dollars. Holy S***,' said Twitter User CJW.
'Nothing says 'I fight for the little guy' like charging $65 for a sweatshirt,' wrote Daniel Tobin.
Nothing says 'I fight for the little guy' like charging $65 for a sweatshirt. pic.twitter.com/EV1hAVgeGR— Dan 🇺🇸 (@danieltobin) December 2, 2020
In 2019, Ocasio-Cortez proposed a tax increase for multimillionaires in order to pay for the progressive environmental plan the Green New Deal, which was criticized by conservatives for costing nearly $93 trillion.
The representative noted that countries, like Sweden, already had a 70 percent tax on those with an income above $10 million.
The slogan 'tax the rich' comes from progressive Democrats' proposal to increase taxes on top earners in the country to pay for social programs.
Others claimed that Ocasio-Cortez, who has repeatedly been called a socialist by conservatives for her progressive beliefs, was using capitalist tactics to sell her agenda.
'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hypocritical trash. Women, wake up. Using Capitalism to sell Socialism is PEAK 2020 Democratic Energy,' said Twitter user Letsgetkraken.
@AOC is hypocritical trash. Women, wake up. Using Capitalism to sell Socialism is PEAK 2020 Democratic Energy. #StopTheSteaI #Socialism https://t.co/cU6cKZudfX— letsgetkraken (@elephanteye00) December 3, 2020
Another Twitter user plainly called the representative an 'idiot' and compared the sweatshirts to 'rags.'
'I have seen it all from IDIOT Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! I am sure people are lining up for your RAGS,' wrote Les_Med.
I have seen it all from IDIOT @AOC! I am sure people are lining up for your RAGS! https://t.co/LK3r69FdbM— 🇺🇸❤️🤍💙🇺🇸 (@Les__Med) December 3, 2020
The Democratic representative confirmed in a December 2 tweet that all her merchandise was ethically produced, which could be the cause of the sweatshirt's high price point.
'As always, made in the U.S. with dignified, union jobs paying living wages,' Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a reply to the listed merch.
According to Ocasio-Cortez's campaign website, '100% of our products are proudly made in the USA and union printed.' However, purchases made on the site contribute to Ocasio-Cortez's campaign.
Others also took to Twitter to argue in support of the representative claiming that the hefty price was the standard for ethically made clothing in the U.S.
'$65 is a standard price for an ethically sourced piece of clothing,' said Twitter user screaming into the void.
$65 is a standard price for an ethically sourced piece of clothing. It’s still ugly tho lol https://t.co/aFs5V7W0ni— screaming into the void (@inurheadlikepcp) December 3, 2020
'These were made in the U.S. by unionized workers who are paid living wages, that sounds like supporting the little guy to me,' wrote Brubo.
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these were made in the US by unionized workers who are paid living wages, thats sounds like supporting the little guy to me— brubo (@brungini) December 3, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez didn't respond to Newsweek's request for comment in time for publication.
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