Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Proposes Massive Tax Hike on the Wealthy

Posted by M. C. on January 6, 2019

Someone should tell her the upper 20% of taxpayers pay 80% of the taxes. The lower 50% of the citizenry pay nothing or get “free government money” back.  Pareto’s law.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Proposes Massive Tax Hike on the Wealthy

The 29-year old congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who just took office, says tax rates for the nation’s wealthiest should increase to as much 70 percent to fund a new initiative to combat climate change — even if that means she’s labeled a “radical.”

“If that’s what radical means, call me a radical,” she said in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that will air in full on Sunday.

“That is the goal. It’s ambitious,” she said. “It’s going to require a lot of rapid change that we don’t even conceive as possible right now. What is the problem with trying to push our technological capacities to the furthest extent possible?”

The plan could include “an element where people are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes.”

“You know, you look at our tax rates back in the ’60s, and when you have a progressive tax rate system, your tax rate let’s say from zero to $75,000 may be 10 percent or 15 percent, etc.,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“But once you get to the tippy-tops

on your 10 millionth dollar, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent,” she continued. “That doesn’t mean all $10 million are taxed at an extremely high rate. It means that as you climb up this ladder, you should be contributing more.”

The current top tax rate is 37 percent.

When “60 Minutes” host Anderson Cooper described her ideas as a “radical agenda,” she responded, “I think that it only has ever been radicals that have changed this country.”

Like I said, this gal is very dangerous and she has a following.

She is logic and facts challenged but that has never been a problem for the left in the past. For example, her claim of much higher taxes in earlier decades fails to take into account that there were many more loopholes that allowed almost everyone to escape the higher taxes. And she talks about climate change as though she actually knows something about it.

That said, when it comes to political strategy, she is a skilled Leninist. I mean, two days into office and she is featured on “60 Minutes” that should tell you a lot. There are 101 new freshman members of the House of Representatives but she gets the nationwide coverage. Not good.



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