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    Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal

    Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is floating an income tax rate as high as 60 to 70 percent on the highest-earning Americans to combat carbon emissions.

    Speaking with Anderson Cooper in a “60 Minutes” interview scheduled to air Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez said a dramatic increase in taxes could support her “Green New Deal” goal of eliminating the use of fossil fuels within 12 years — a goal she acknowledges is ambitious.
    Underfunded Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; homeless people starving in droves on the streets of this country's wealthiest cities; and a million other real problems and this useless sack of bones wants to take what would amount to one of the most expansive and progressive wealth taxes ever and use it to buy Teslas and Priuses for her yuppie peers.

    Where's the liberalism, here? Where is the genuine caring about the human condition and how it can be improved?

    Instead, with her focus on money-pit pet projects and buzzwording Ocasio-Cortez looks more and more like just another swamp creature.

    Pitiful...

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    Re: Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal

    I've seen numerous people in the past refer to the 80%+ tax brackets in post-WWII, but as always, there never is any evidence that those tax rates were ever reached/paid by anyone.

    Whether this cutoff is 10 million a year or 1 million a year, having an obscene tax rate guarantees it would never be collected.

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    Re: Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by JMaximus View Post
    Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal



    Underfunded Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; homeless people starving in droves on the streets of this country's wealthiest cities; and a million other real problems and this useless sack of bones wants to take what would amount to one of the most expansive and progressive wealth taxes ever and use it to buy Teslas and Priuses for her yuppie peers.

    Where's the liberalism, here? Where is the genuine caring about the human condition and how it can be improved?

    Instead, with her focus on money-pit pet projects and buzzwording Ocasio-Cortez looks more and more like just another swamp creature.

    Pitiful...
    What's pitiful is that you somehow translated this into "buying people teslas."

    I mean that's just ****in ​dumb.
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    Re: Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by JMaximus View Post
    Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal



    Underfunded Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; homeless people starving in droves on the streets of this country's wealthiest cities; and a million other real problems and this useless sack of bones wants to take what would amount to one of the most expansive and progressive wealth taxes ever and use it to buy Teslas and Priuses for her yuppie peers.

    Where's the liberalism, here? Where is the genuine caring about the human condition and how it can be improved?

    Instead, with her focus on money-pit pet projects and buzzwording Ocasio-Cortez looks more and more like just another swamp creature.

    Pitiful...
    This is a very strange post. What do Teslas and Priuses have to do with anything?
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    Re: Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by JMaximus View Post
    Underfunded Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; homeless people starving in droves on the streets of this country's wealthiest cities; and a million other real problems and this useless sack of bones wants to take what would amount to one of the most expansive and progressive wealth taxes ever and use it to buy Teslas and Priuses for her yuppie peers.
    So basically what you're saying is that you understand less than nothing about the green new deal?

    Underfunded SS, Medicare, and Medicaid are all problems that can be solved in other ways, and AOC already has plans to resolve that. The Green New Deal is an addition on top of that. It's a way to create millions of high paying jobs which cannot be shipped overseas while simultaneously reducing our dependency on fossil fuels. Radically lower energy costs, while stunting and reversing the effects of climate change.

    It just amazes me how someone like her can be 10 steps ahead of you and yet you arrogantly assume she's the idiot.
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    Re: Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by JMaximus View Post
    Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal



    Underfunded Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; homeless people starving in droves on the streets of this country's wealthiest cities; and a million other real problems and this useless sack of bones wants to take what would amount to one of the most expansive and progressive wealth taxes ever and use it to buy Teslas and Priuses for her yuppie peers.

    Where's the liberalism, here? Where is the genuine caring about the human condition and how it can be improved?

    Instead, with her focus on money-pit pet projects and buzzwording Ocasio-Cortez looks more and more like just another swamp creature.

    Pitiful...
    Green New Deal-Solar, wind, tidal, thermal, hydro, etc. It's about eliminating carbon. Your post is deceptive and dishonest.
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    Re: Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by JMaximus View Post
    Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal



    Underfunded Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; homeless people starving in droves on the streets of this country's wealthiest cities; and a million other real problems and this useless sack of bones wants to take what would amount to one of the most expansive and progressive wealth taxes ever and use it to buy Teslas and Priuses for her yuppie peers.

    Where's the liberalism, here? Where is the genuine caring about the human condition and how it can be improved?

    Instead, with her focus on money-pit pet projects and buzzwording Ocasio-Cortez looks more and more like just another swamp creature.

    Pitiful...
    Raising taxes on the ultrarich, who have a disproportionate amount of America's wealth?

    Steering us towards a green economy?

    Tell me without using histrionics exactly why this isn't a good idea.
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    Re: Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Green New Deal-Solar, wind, tidal, thermal, hydro, etc. It's about eliminating carbon. Your post is deceptive and dishonest.
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    I don't see a US that generates 3,911,000,000,000 Kw-h/Yr via carbon neutral methods in 2030 unless Mr Fusion is in every garage.

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    Re: Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal

    Its a pipe dream that will never come to fruition so no big deal.

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    Re: Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by JMaximus View Post
    Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal



    Underfunded Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; homeless people starving in droves on the streets of this country's wealthiest cities; and a million other real problems and this useless sack of bones wants to take what would amount to one of the most expansive and progressive wealth taxes ever and use it to buy Teslas and Priuses for her yuppie peers.

    Where's the liberalism, here? Where is the genuine caring about the human condition and how it can be improved?

    Instead, with her focus on money-pit pet projects and buzzwording Ocasio-Cortez looks more and more like just another swamp creature.

    Pitiful...
    Didn't someone else try this "tax the rich" thing in the last couple years? Oh...yeah...the French with their 75% tax on rich people. As I recall, that didn't work out so well and the French dumped the law in the trash.

    Maybe Bimbo-Dancer should get an education with a historical focus before she spouts off with stupid ideas.
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