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Since her unexpected ascent to congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's intelligence has been routinely dismissed by her Republican colleagues, despite her various academic achievements and the astute questions she asks in committee hearings.

Ocasio-Cortez is a vocal critic of the existence of billionaires, citing the rampant wealth inequality in the United States and the scarcity of resources for public safety nets. AOC is a proponent of a marginal wealth tax, which increases taxation on each dollar after a certain amount—usually around 50 million dollars.

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