During a 60 Minutes interview with Anderson Cooper, the freshman Democrat-Socialist Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told Cooper that she prefers European style socialism over Venezualan style of socialism (where citizens are currently eating their dogs when they can’t find enought trash to eat). Who knew that socialism was so vastly different from one continent to another?
“There’s an element, yeah, where people are going to have to start paying their fair share,” Ocasio-Cortez told Cooper. “Once you get to the tippy tops, on your 10 millionth dollar, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent” she continued.
Republican Congressman, Dan Crenshaw (TX) jokingly tweeted about a 70% tax on the Patriots so that the NFL competition is more fair and equal. Ocasio-Cortez immediatedly responded, by threatening NFL owners who refuse to hire the kneeling, Black Lives Matter activist, turned unemployed NFL quarterback, that they would feel the pain of her 70% tax increase. Ocasio-Cortez also foolishly pointed out that NFL players who make an average of a mere $2.1 million, would be insulated from her insane tax plan.
Is anyone really safe from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—including Alexandria Ocasio Cortez?
The average NFL salary is $2.1 million, so most players would never experience a 70% rate.
The owners who refuse to hire Kaepernick would, though. https://t.co/AnST2lCiU9
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 4, 2019
Much like they did with the declared Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), Democrats are reportedly looking to prevent Ocasio-Cortez from becoming the face of the Democrat Party. Earlier this week, it was reported by The Hill, that Democrats are looking for a primary challenger for Ocasio-Cortez in 2018, as they hope to make her a one-term Congresswoman.
CNN reported on members of Davos laughing at Ocasio-Cortez last week.
Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, suggested earlier this month that a 70% tax on income over $10 million could fund a climate change plan she’s pushing called the “Green New Deal.”
But in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, where thousands of the world’s top business, political and academic leaders meet each year, there was skepticism.
During a panel, Michael Dell, the billionaire founder of Dell computers, was asked whether he supports Ocasio-Cortez’s plan. Before he could respond, many in the room burst out laughing, seemingly at the fact that Dell had to answer the question.
Dell said he trusts his private foundation more than the US government to spend money wisely.
“So no, I’m not supportive of [Ocasio-Cortez’s plan]. And I do not think it will help the growth of the US economy,” Dell said.
Ben Shapiro of the Daily Wire summed up Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet with one simple illustration.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 4, 2019