“Compares Herself to Lincoln, FDR”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been a member of Congress for exactly two days, but for some reason, we’re already seeing her on TV talking about tax and energy policies. Also consider that what she’s proposing would make Bernie Sanders blush.
Paul Crookston writes at the Washington Free Beacon:
Ocasio-Cortez Compares Herself to Lincoln, FDR as She Calls for 70 Percent Top Tax Rate
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) said in an interview Friday that her “radical” environmental plans could be accomplished if tax rates at the “tippy tops” were set at 70 percent.
The “60 Minutes” clip, which aired on CBS Friday morning, shows Cortez being questioned about her “Green New Deal” by Anderson Cooper. When Cooper got her to admit the goal of zero emissions within 12 years is “ambitious,” he inquired further about the taxation necessary.
“What is the problem with trying to push our technological capacities to the furthest extent possible?” Ocasio-Cortez asked. “People are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes.”
Cooper asked for a specific on the tax rate, and Ocasio-Cortez said she was looking to the 1960’s for inspiration.
You look at our tax rates back in the ’60’s, and when you have a progressive tax rate system, your tax rate, let’s say from $0-$75,000 may be 10 percent or 15 percent, et cetera, but once you get to like the tippy tops, on your 10 millionth dollar, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent. That doesn’t mean all $10 million are taxed at an extremely high rate, but it means that as you climb up this ladder you should be contributing more.
She also compared herself to Lincoln and FDR:
“I think that it only has ever been radicals that have changed this country,” she said. “Abraham Lincoln made the radical decision to sign the Emancipation Proclamation. Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the radical decision to embark on establishing programs like Social Security. That is radical.”
Here’s the video:
If you look for an in-depth analysis of what Cortez is talking about here, you won’t find it. The media is too busy pushing a narrative about conservatives being obsessed with a video of her dancing, despite a lack of evidence.
Ace of Spades writes:
Dear Enemy-of-the-People Media, Which Conservatives, Exactly, “Shamed” Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Over Her Dance Video? Can You Name Them? Or Will You Just Continue to Assert There Were Such Conservatives Without Providing Actual Evidence of Them?
It should also be noted that many people say this video was actually publicized during her congressional campaign, and caused no ripples then.
So why is this being “broken” now?
In any event, no named “conservatives” apart from “QAnon1776,” who I hear is close personal friends with “GunTotingCommieHunter69” as well as “MakeBitchesMakeSammitches4Ever” as well as “MAGAInsertRacialSlurHereKiller,” commented on the video, apart from the usual Twitter Cucks spending all night and morning Virtue Signalling that they did not see why anyone would think this was embarrassing.
They like saying obvious things that liberals agree with. Or rather, they like being seen by their liberal friends saying obvious things that liberals agree with.
This proves that they are not Deplorable like those other, you know, Deplorables.
In other words: You.
It’s no wonder why the media wants to talk about dance videos, even if the supposed controversy is false. As long as they’re talking about that, they don’t have to ask questions about her insane views on policy.
Last word goes to Ben Shapiro:
Media: AOC IS THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE! SHE’S SOOOO IMPORTANT!
Conservatives: Okay. That’s scary. Her policy is insane.
Media: LOOK, SHE’S DANCING! YOU HATE THAT!
Conservatives: Nah, her policy is just insane.
Media: WHY ARE YOU SO OBSESSED WITH HER?
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 4, 2019
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