Ocasio-Cortez: No One Tells Billionaires to ‘Work Their Way Up’ Before Running For President

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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Billionaire former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is indulging in the idea of running for president as a third party “centrist-independent” candidate. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is calling him out for his lack of political experience.

Schultz said in an interview with CNBC Monday night that he didn’t agree with a lot of the policies that are being brought forward by far-left lawmakers, including Ocasio-Cortez.

“I respect the Democratic Party. I no longer feel affiliated because I don’t know their views represent the majority of Americans. I don’t think we want a 70 percent income tax in America,” he said, referring to a marginal tax plan Ocasio-Cortez proposed last week.

The freshman congresswoman hit back hard. “Why don’t people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to ‘work their way up’ or that ‘maybe they should start with city council first?'” she tweeted Wednesday morning.

Ocasio-Cortez received criticism for her lack of political experience before becoming the youngest congresswoman in American history. The 29-year-old clarified in a following tweet that she had qualifications after a critic referred to her as a “bartender.”

She clapped back one more time by additionally tweeting, “And by the way, it’s ‘Congresswoman.'”

Schultz hasn’t officially entered the race but he announced in a “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday he was seriously considering it.

Democrats are concerned that Schultz running on an independent ticket will only help President Donald Trump get re-elected.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) also criticized Schultz for speaking out against tax plans that would hurt his own pocket. The 2020 Democratic candidate inferred that he wants to keep a “rigged system” in place that helps the ultra-rich.

Warren proposed a tax plan this week that would impose a tax on people with a net worth of over $50 million.

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I don’t think that is true. I actually recall a lot of people who voiced concerns on the current President’s lack of political experience.

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