Progressive Democrat and freshman Congresswoman for New York's 14th District Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can't stop shaking things up.
Ever since she began the campaign that resulted in her besting a ten time incumbent, Ocasio-Cortez has vocally supported policies more moderate liberals have been scared to, and called for the restructuring and overhauls of various institutions.
Her boldness has many Republicans reeling. Among them: Fox News host Sean Hannity, who rails against Ocasio-Cortez almost nightly. When he recently laid out a description of her policies, the Congresswoman had something to say about it.
He’s almost got it! Just a few corrections: * Single-payer healthcare * Ending unjust wars * 70% *marginal* tax ra… https://t.co/XEdmrTZ8c7— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1546914412.0
Most notably, Hannity pounced on a proposed 70% tax marginal rate for America's wealthiest. Many Republicans were quick to decry the policy as the government taking Americans' hard-earned money, despite the fact that the 70% taxation wouldn't occur until after that person's 10 millionth dollar.Similar marginal tax rates have been in place during the United States' most innovative decades. What's more, marginal tax rates are more complicated than Hannity is presenting. Here's an excellent guide to them.
Hannity and Fox News may think the term "radical" has only negative connotations, but in a recent 60 Minutes interview, Ocasio-Cortez pointed out the place of radicals in history.
Few rookie members of Congress have put such bold ideas on the national agenda and stirred up as much controversy a… https://t.co/O2yG4F1nAg— 60 Minutes (@60 Minutes) 1546604140.0
Twitter hailed Ocasio-Cortez for not shying away from radical policies.
@AOC Thanks for mentioning wars and massive military spending. Almost no Dems do that.— Nate Goldshlag (@Nate Goldshlag) 1546948006.0
@AOC You know @AOC has them shook when she is the focus of @FoxNews and all of the trolls following her on social media. Siempre Palante!— Christopher Garriga (@Christopher Garriga) 1546957695.0
@AOC Let's do it!!!! Change is Hard but it's necessary!— Blue Wave Geek 🌊 🌊 🌊 (@Blue Wave Geek 🌊 🌊 🌊) 1546949234.0
@AOC Huge fan of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez— Wesley Scott (@Wesley Scott) 1546946784.0
Healthcare was another important topic.
@AOC I really don't get how government funded universal healthcare (like basically every other civilized country) i… https://t.co/4EcBf2KnVI— Edivad (@Edivad) 1546955374.0
And they're certain Hannity and his ilk are quaking in their boots.
Hannity devotes much of his air time to Ocasio-Cortez. Her Twitter supporters had some things to say about his latest segment.
@AOC Leaping to the defense of his rich benefactors. #GOPCorruption #GOPComplicit #Hannity— Resisting Heathen (@Resisting Heathen) 1546945039.0
@AOC Hannity is just the echo chamber for his boss Murdoch he does the same thing in OZ the sooner his empire is br… https://t.co/khZ58k7z7R— normalozperson (@normalozperson) 1546943539.0
@AOC @KatarinaJohans8 Hey @AOC thank you! We need to be kind to @seanhannity . He tries so hard and often to get it… https://t.co/jgdTJOOs4Z— C H Bkw (@C H Bkw) 1546945632.0
@AOC I do appreciate Sean Hannity taking the time to help you communicate these important progressive policies. Af… https://t.co/VyRoM5Zn8M— Jarrett Davis (@Jarrett Davis) 1546956440.0
@AOC @AlonzoBodden Hey @seanhannity even if that was 100% correct (which it isn't) what's wrong with it? This coun… https://t.co/VAWUTdpH7w— Allen Martin (@Allen Martin) 1546955847.0
Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez shows no signs of backing down from the policies that got her elected.