THE POWER OF GLAMOUR: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a good dancer, clueless on tax policy.
Does the Bernie Sanders-backed U.S. Representative from the Bronx — who wants to abolish ICE — not know there’s seven federal tax brackets in the 2018 U.S. tax code and that the “rich” already pay the lion’s share of taxes? In fact nearly 50% of Americans don’t pay income taxes at all.
It gets worse. In the TV interview, the Democratic National Committee’s “Mini Maduro” —whose social and economic policies are more in-line with Venezuelan Socialist President Nicolas Maduro than JFK — said she wants to tax wealthy Americans 70% to fund a utopian climate crusade she calls a “Green New Deal” where the U.S. exclusively uses renewable energy to achieve zero CO2 emissions.
Clearly she’s unaware of the mass Yellow Vest protests that since November have been fighting French President Macron’s left wing environmental taxes.
Does she realize that in addition to tanking the U.S. economy and destroying millions of tax producing jobs it would mean Democrat one-percenters like Hillary Clinton, former VP Joe Biden and Sanders would all have to stop flying private jets fueled by — gasp — fossil fuels?
She might not know much, but she knows exactly what she’s doing.
Don’t worry, it’s actually under 17 minutes.
Hank Berrien for the Daily Wire reports, Appearing on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” new congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes displayed her formidable knowledge of everything from environmental issues to economics, bloviating that she envisioned an America 12 years from now that didn’t use any fossil fuels at all and championing a tax rate for the wealthy that could go as high as 60 to 70%.