Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” asked Democratic socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez how she plans to pay for her agenda Thursday and she said tax the rich and slash military spending.
Ocasio-Cortez began by bragging about her meeting with a Nobel Prize-winning economist and claimed her ideas could net the United States trillions of dollars.
“This is an excellent, excellent question,” she replied. “I sat down with a Nobel Prize economist last week — I can’t believe I can say that, it’s really weird — But one of the things that we saw is, if people pay their fair share, if corporations and the ultra wealthy — for example, as Warren Buffett likes to say, if he pays as much as his secretary paid, 15 percent tax rate, if corporations paid — if we reverse the tax bill, raised our corporate tax rate to 28 percent … if we do those two things and also close some of those loopholes, that’s $2 trillion right there.”
She also said it would take $3 trillion to $4 trillion and a carbon tax to create a “renewable energy economy” and claimed the Trump tax cut bill prevents the wealthiest Americans from paying “their fair share.”
This is ridiculous, especially after the strong Trump economy this quarter.
This girl is as dumb as her followers. She will be through come November, and then she can go back to tending bar and waiting tables.
Before this, this Socialist was tending bar. Now all of a sudden she’s an authority on economics and taxes. Is this insanity even worth commenting on?
If we got rid of the income tax and everyone paid a sales tax (the Fair Tax) of the same percentage on our purchases, everyone would be paying their fair share, we could save billions of hours looking for loopholes and filling out forms, and we could keep the IRS from meddling in our lives.