Socialist Congresswoman Recommends 70% Tax to Fund the ‘Green New Deal’

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Socialist Representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is promoting a taxation scheme that would tax earners who make under $75,000 per year at a rate of 10% to 15%, but would progressively increases to 70% as income rises. [That’s the same principle that now curses the US tax system, but the rate difference between the lower and higher income earners would be greater. -GEG

In a sit-down interview with Anderson Cooper for CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) floated taxing the wealthy as much as 70 percent to fund her climate change plan called the “Green New Deal.”

“[P]eople are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes,” Ocasio-Cortez told Cooper in a preview clip of Sunday’s show while comparing herself to former Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Partial transcript as follows:

OCASIO-CORTEZ: There’s an element where, yeah, people are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes.

COOPER: Do you have a specific on the tax rate?

OCASIO-CORTEZ: You know, you look at our tax rates back in the ‘60s, and when you have a progressive tax rate system, your tax rate, you know, let’s say from 0 to $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 percent 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.

COOPER: What you are talking about, just big picture, is radical agenda compared to the way politics is done right now.

OCASIO-CORTEZ: Well, I think that it only has ever been radicals that have changed this country. Abraham Lincoln made the radical decision to sign the emancipation proclamation. Franklin D. Roosevelt made the radical decision to embark on establishing programs like Social Security. That’s radical.

COOPER: Do you call yourself a radical?

OCASIO-CORTEZ: Yeah, you know, if that’s what radical means, call me a radical.

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James
3 years ago

The government also needs more tax money to pay for the deficit spending that Los Republicanos Cartel and Las Democratas Cartel have gotten the country into. Higher taxes on the 10th million dollar that might pay for her spending increases still leaves our current spending unpaid for. I guess addressing the deficit is off the table. We know the democrats won’t cut spending to balance the budget and the republicans won’t increase taxes to balance the budget so it’s a stalemate.

James
James
3 years ago

Got this by email. It seemed appropriate here: a. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke. b. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke. c. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke. d. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor”… Read more »

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