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Is there nothing better that people could spend their money on? Do you really need a sweatshirt that says “Tax The Rich”?
Does anyone love or admire AOC so much that they feel the need to drop $58 for a sweatshirt with a decal that will start to peel off after one wash? I’m afraid the answer to that question is… yes.
I’m just guessing in regards to the quality. I have not, nor will I ever, purchase any of these products. Though, based on other items I’ve bought from people/bands I like, that’s exactly what will happen.
AOC’s betting a cool million on the fact that there are rich college-aged idiots that want to wear these.
I’ve done the dirty work for you. Here are a few items for sale in AOC’s online store:
I understand that you’re purchasing these items with the thought that you’re making a donation to AOC’s campaign, but…
There are two examples of extreme irony here that I would like to point out:
- Isn’t this capitalism? I thought that was evil…
- The very people that she claims to be a voice for (the working class) would never shell out $58 for a sweatshirt. I wouldn’t either.
I feel like she’s missing the point. Wouldn’t she want her own supporters to be able to… you know… support her?
Politicians are often, if not always, caught missing the point. It’s part of the job, right? We vote them in, they get rich, and then they retire in their 80’s after a career of accomplishing absolutely nothing. Politicians on both sides of the aisle do this. We’ve begun to expect nothing different, and until we do, we’ll be “represented” by people like this.
I want term limits and I want them now. Please. If we don’t force them out, they’ll never leave. Why retire when you can make over $100,000/year doing virtually nothing?
I always laugh at the memes provided by the Daily Wire. So, in case you missed it, here it is:
The Daily Caller had this to say:
New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invested a large sum of money into political merchandise for her online store since the start of 2021, Reuters reported Monday.
The merchandise includes items with slogans such as “AOC,” “Tax the Rich,” and “Fight for our Future.” Ocasio-Cortez’ campaign paid Financial Innovations, a political merchandise firm, over $1.4 million, according to the Federal Election Commission, Reuters reported.
The purpose of Ocasio-Cortez’ online store is to fundraise for her campaign while also making her name more notable in the Democratic Party, according to Reuters. “It’s a sign she is nurturing her massive influence,” Andrew Frawley, who helped manage merchandise operation for Andrew Yang’s 2020 campaign, said, according to Reuters. Frawley also said this campaign could be making at least a 50% profit, if not more, from the merchandise sales.
Ocasio-Cortez’ campaign told Reuters that the store’s goal is to uplift “independent artists of color whose work tells a story of community and imagines a more equitable world for all.”