Crenshaw Cracks a Joke About the Super Bowl and Taxes — Ocasio-Cortez Tries to Make It All About Kaepernick

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Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) was one of the many politicians to take to Twitter to tweet about Sunday night’s Super Bowl, but Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t a fan of his comments.

Sunday’s game featured a low-scoring matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots. The Patriots walked away as Super Bowl champions for the sixth time.

While Patriots fans may be thrilled that their team has so many victories, there are many teams that haven’t ever won a Super Bowl. Crenshaw noted this and took to Twitter to crack a joke about redistribution.

All in all, it’s a pretty tame joke, but the “70 percent” comment got under the skin of Ocasio-Cortez. The freshman Congresswoman has proposed a new 70 percent tax bracket for those earning over $10 million annually.

She has been very protective of this proposal. As IJR previously reported, she even got into a Twitter fight with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.).

Although Crenshaw’s tweet was a joke that didn’t mention marginal tax brackets or those making over $10 million, Ocasio-Cortez thought the tweet was about her and took to Twitter to snap back at Crenshaw for having the audacity to mock a 70 percent tax bracket. Then, she made it about former NFL quarterback and national anthem kneeler Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL for the past two seasons. While many teams would argue that his record as a quarterback isn’t up to par, his supporters believe he has been blacklisted from the NFL for kneeling during the national anthem in protest. Ocasio-Cortez is in the latter party, apparently.

While Crenshaw probably won’t be putting together any legislation to implement a success tax on the New England Patriots, Ocasio-Cortez is hoping her proposal for a 70 percent tax bracket for $10 millionaires will gain traction.

As IJR previously reported, Democrats are going to need a lot more than a 70 percent tax bracket to fund their lofty policy goal, including Medicare for All and debt-free college.

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Screwtape
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Except, Ms. Occluded-Cerebrum that Kaepumpernickel’s contract was for 14.1M which WOULD have made him “eligible” for your 70% theft, err, taxes.

Know who else would be hit by your taxes? Look around you during your Congressional sessions. Look at the speaker’s podium where Nancy Lugosi will be a prime target. Think she’ll vote to tax herself?

Davis Jeff
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Ass oCrazyo-Cortez apparently has an IQ, even lower than that of QuaxineTheUgly!

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