At the very least, the company swears that it's all made in America. According to the Daily Mail, progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave an unreasonable amount of cash to Rhode Island-based firm Financial Innovations to retail AOC-branded merchandise that ironically says anti-capitalism slogans like "Tax the Rich" on it.
"Tax the Rich, before you make me one" perhaps would make a better slogan.
Ocasio-Cortez's campaign sent the cash to Financial Innovations, which operates the Democratic socialist's online store and provides the political merchandise, according to disclosures to the Federal Election Commission late last week.
The outlet says Ocasio-Cortez paid Financial Innovations $1.4 million USD in the first half of 2021. Daily Mail reports the figure is up "nearly double" as opposed to a previous couple of years. It's been told that the other high-profile clients of the firm, which specializes in political merchandise for Democrats, include former President Barack Obama, current President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Ocasio-Cortez is selling "Abolish ICE" t-shirts as Biden's crisis increases at the United States-Mexico border. All incomes will go toward fixing America's immigration system, Ocasio-Cortez's site promotes. "We must go bigger and bolder in reimagining our immigration system. The path forward is clear. We must abolish ICE," the caption advertising the t-shirt reads.
While the story of "abolishing ICE '' is still in the AOC agenda, the "Squad" member has been demonstrably more easy going when it comes to the Biden administration's border crisis. Rather, taking a more defensive approach to specification and labeling, Ocasio-Cortez is relatively weaker with deeming the former Trump presidency as running "concentration camps' ' on the exact same topic matter of migrant detention facilities. The only thing problematic is that AOC supports abolishing the enforcement of illegal immigration.
Other slogans on Team AOC's site include left-wing mantras like "The Green News Deal," "Better Climate = Better Jobs," and "Drink Water & Don't Be Racist."
The last time Ocasio-Cortez publicly talked against the critics of her merchandise was in December 2020 when she said the high prices was to counteract "slave-wage labor for merch that funds grassroots organizing."
Ocasio-Cortez is viewed as a political figure who succeeded in capitalizing the social media perspective of the current cultural climate, even if the Democrat congresswoman lacks the direct sense of political clout and upstanding.