READ: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tweets to Rep. Dan Crenshaw: ‘The Average NFL Salary Is $2.1 Million, so Most Players Would Never Experience a 70% Rate’

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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) shut down freshman Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) after he mocked her plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

In January, AOC proposed a 70 percent marginal tax on income above $10 million, and polls show the public supports the idea.

Shortly before the Super Bowl on Sunday, Crenshaw took to Twitter to mockingly ask “for a friend” if the New England Patriots should have to pay a 70 percent tax rate.

“Should someone propose a 70% tax on the Patriots so that NFL competition is more fair and equal?” Crenshaw tweeted shortly before Sunday’s Super Bowl. “Asking for a friend.”

Ocasio-Cortez shot back Monday morning with some facts, most notably that on average, NFL players earn far less than $10 million.

“The average NFL salary is $2.1 million, so most players would never experience a 70% rate,” AOC replied. “The owners who refuse to hire Kaepernick would, though.”

Congressman Brian Sims (D-PA) boosted AOC’s smackdown.

“You know it takes even less than 140 characters to just say: ‘I’m in Congress but still don’t know what I’m talking about!'” wrote Sims. “See, so much more efficient that making us “guess” everytime you tweet.”

https://twitter.com/BrianSimsPA/status/1092421712753446912

It was all downhill from there for Crenshaw.

https://twitter.com/letloverulemj/status/1092414834967220225

https://twitter.com/AlessandraAster/status/1092414832178065410

https://twitter.com/MildlyIrritate1/status/1092415444215054336

Crenshaw’s joke was weak.

Does Crenshaw not get how taxation or sports work?

https://twitter.com/kashoobs/status/1092276646944653313

Crenshaw, an Afghanistan veteran, got pummeled for botching basic economics.

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