Ocasio-Cortez suggests 70% tax on wealthiest to fund climate change plan

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: That is the goal.

The freshman representative is a strong supporter of universal healthcare, tuition-free public college, and using government money to combat climate change-all policies found in socialist countries.

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"I say true things all the time - I'd hope most do".

A Twitter account @aoc_dances unleashed a steady stream of posts setting the clip to dozens of popular tunes as well as classics like the National Anthem of the People´s Republic of China.

Ocasio-Cortez, whose tweet was sacked in response to a meme Don Jr. had shared about her on his social media accounts that criticized her and suggested socialists eat dogs, appeared to reference President Donald Trump saying in September that China supposedly respects him for his "very, very large brain". The first is that much tax revenue pays for necessary services, many of which are universal even in the USA - roads, bridges, trains, airports, and so on.

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She went on to say that her mistakes shouldn't be equated with false comments made by President Trump.

Ocasio-Cortez suggests that any taxpayer that makes more than $10 million a year, or roughly about 16,000 Americans, would be taxed at 70 percent, almost doubling the current tax rate for this bracket of earners. After Cooper pressed her to explain, she added, "The president certainly didn't invent racism, but he's certainly given a voice to it, and expanded it, and created a platform for those things".

Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued an apology to Donald Trump Jr, the son of the USA president, over her own tweet posted on 7 December.

Ocasio-Cortez described herself as someone who really understands the frustrations of working people, even amid an economy that appears to be operating at record levels.

Wallace fact-checked her in real time.

The congresswoman, who has over two million Twitter followers and 1.5 million on Instagram, responded by posting a new video of her dancing in front of her office on Capitol Hill, writing: "I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are scandalous. How do you not know how marginal tax rates work?"

In addition to Ocasio-Cortez's confrontational attack on Twitter, a number of her supporters responded to the spat with belligerent tweets - threatening the Republican who was almost killed by a militant Democrat whose bullet nearly took his life a year ago while practicing on the field for an annual Democrat-Republican baseball game. That doesn't mean all 10 million dollars are taxed at an extremely high rate. Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the radical decision to embark on establishing programs like Social Security. Regardless of what tax bracket you're in at the high end, most single filers have a 10% tax rate on the first $9,525 they earn (after adjustments and deductions, ) then a 12% tax rate on income between $9,526 and $38,700, all the way up to a 37% tax rate for income of $500,001 or more.

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