Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York may play the role of the young, clear-eyed socialist. The humble “working-class” woman of color. The scourge of capitalists everywhere.
But when it comes to indulging in the trappings of the high life and generating wealth for both herself and her friends, she is as shameless and shrewd as the most unscrupulous oil baron.
Ocasio-Cortez, who trades on a carefully crafted “working class” image, indulged herself this week in an exclusive party infamous for its extravagant displays of power and wealth. She attended wearing a “Tax the rich” designer dress borrowed from the upper-crust girlfriend of the billionaire Seagram heir. The congresswoman, whose admission was waived by the taxpayer-subsidized Met, also showed up to the event toting a customized $995 “Tax the rich” handbag, likewise provided by the Canadian-born designer.
At this rate, she'll be modeling "Tax the rich" decals on a custom pink Lamborghini soon.