Whoopi hits Ocasio-Cortez for 'pooping on people'

Fredrick Soto
January 8, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) demonstrated once again her media savvy this weekend, dominating the political discussion with the clever strategy of saying interesting, correct things in the fashion of a normal person instead of a robot trained by focus groups.

Cillizza took issue with a portion of Sunday night's 60 Minutes interview in which Anderson Cooper challenged the newly elected NY progressive Democrat from factual errors in recent media appearances.

Ocasio-Cortez, 29, became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in November and is considered a rising progressive star in the Democratic Party.

As many historians, economists, and informed citizens were forced to point out in the wake of the freak-out over a proposal by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to raise the current tax rate on the very wealthiest Americans to 70 percent, such a rate is not at all unprecedented and higher rates were the norm for a large portion of last century.

The video in question shows Ocasio-Cortez recreating a dance from The Breakfast Club along with some of her fellow college classmates.

More recently, Trump was slammed for promoting a GOP campaign ad critics likened to the infamous "Willie Horton" ads supporting George H.W. Bush in the 1988 presidential election.

But despite the fact that her supporters had her back, Ocasio-Cortez chose to go the extra mile to prove that she didn't care what conservatives had to say about her.

She claimed - without evidence - that Fox News promotes and defends human rights violations.

Ocasio-Cortez has said that critics have been overlooking that the USA has a marginal tax rate system in order to mischaracterize her call for higher taxes on the rich.

USA representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks with attendees during GOTV Rally with AOC and Biaggi in the Bronx, New York, November 1, 2018.

Speaking on CBS's "60 Minutes", Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, told Anderson Cooper that Trump "certainly didn't invent racism".

"Do you believe President Trump is a racist?"

Ocasio-Cortez's tax proposal suggests taxing income above $10 million at 70 percent.

"Once you get to, like, the tippy tops-on your 10 millionth dollar-sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent". On raising taxes on the rich:"You know, it-you look at our tax rates back in the '60s and when you have a progressive tax rate system".

"Yeah. Yeah - no question", Ocasio-Cortez replied.

This is a good opportunity to take on the biggest American delusion about taxes: that they are simply taking money out of your paycheck.

Ocasio-Cortez retweeted the post on Friday with the caption, "You hate me coz you ain't me, fellas".

"I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are scandalous", wrote Ocasio-Cortez in the tweet. That's all that high taxes are: buying services that we are going to pay for regardless of what we pay in taxes, but approaching the endeavor with more purchasing power.

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