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 rate on multimillion incomes pic.twitter.com/nmJNGlPDgp
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 8, 2019
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 as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who supports a #GreenNewDeal and says, “only radicals have changed this country.” https://t.co/2EBVY5OWLh pic.twitter.com/KihXYpC6eS
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) January 4, 2019
Twitter hailed Ocasio-Cortez for not shying away from radical policies.
Thanks for mentioning wars and massive military spending. Almost no Dems do that.
— Nate Goldshlag (@nategoldshlag) January 8, 2019
— Christopher Garriga (@garriga) January 8, 2019
Let's do it!!!! Change is Hard but it's necessary!
— Blue Wave Geek 🌊 🌊 🌊 (@wowGeekwow) January 8, 2019
It's funny how afraid the GOP engine is afraid of you.
I think you are rocking it and don't let anyone tell you different.
— Shiloh d (@icrcfy) January 8, 2019
Huge fan of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
— Wesley William Scott (@wscottkainscott) January 8, 2019
Healthcare was another important topic.
I really don't get how government funded universal healthcare (like basically every other civilized country) is a bad thing, healthcare should be the first thing your taxes go to pay, it's a civil right, human life should not get "insurance" like a damn car
— Edivad (@TheEdivad) January 8, 2019
If you ran on this platform in Canada you’d never win because we already have these things. And now, in British Columbia, we cap pharmacare costs at $600/year (YEAR!) for low-income families. I wish you the best, congresswoman. You’re inspiring a generation.
— Derek Kleinfeldt (@derekkleinfeldt) January 8, 2019
And they’re certain Hannity and his ilk are quaking in their boots.