Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Outrageous Tax Rate While Finally Answering How She’ll Pay for Her Policies

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During a recent interview, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared herself to previous American leaders while calling for high tax rates.

Ocasio-Cortez is well-known for her progressive ideas and policy strategy, and during a discussion with Anderson Cooper, she was asked about her “Green New Deal” and how she would pay for it.

“It’s going to require a lot of rapid change that we don’t even conceive as possible,” said Ocasio-Cortez. “What is the problem with trying to push our technological capacity to the furthest extent possible?”

After she was asked if her ideas were too radical, she compared herself to leaders such as Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

“If that’s what radical means, call me a radical,” Ocasio-Cortez said.


She discussed how she would pay for her policies, saying that extremely high tax rates for the wealthy.

“There’s an element where yeah people are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes. You look at our tax rates back in the 60s, and when you have a progressive tax rate system, your tax rate … from zero to $75,000 may be 10 percent or 15 percent. But once you get to the tippie tops, on your $10 millionth, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60% or 70%. 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.”

However, she did not give a specific plan for implementing these policies or how legislation will be passed.

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Mike Spielvogle

This is certainly alienate her with the overly liberal, self important, egotistical, mega rich Hollywood elite.


With these tax rate increase, why would anyone want to start a business and loss all their to taxes. Why be successful. Flat rates for different tax bracket starting at 10% and top of 25%. Oh no tax write-off

Rocky Drummond

You can find the plea for not cutting the tax rate on YouTube.

Hal Hoffman

This women is a total whack job!

Rocky Drummond

Do you even know our own history? The US became the world’s economic powerhouse, the envy of the world, when we had much higher taxes than we have had in the last 40 tears. High marginal tax rates are not the boogyman that most of you seem to think that they are.

Rocky Drummond

Taxing at a progressive rate is NOT radical, it is normal. Taxing excessive amounts of income at high rates is also normal. This is how things normally work. Cutting taxes on the rich and not being able to cover expenses is just stupid. THAT is wealth distribution TO THE WEALTHY! Open your eyes.


Mario Leija

Who in the world elect these people?


I was wrong, she can indeed articulate and illustrate the archetype for a progressive tax structure, and actually was discrete and diplomatic in not mentioning it’s core function of income redistribution





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