Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is ALL ABOUT “taxing the rich.”
Free college for everyone! How? Tax the rich!
Solar power for everyone! How? Tax the rich!
Electric cars, universal health insurance, guaranteed income for those unwilling to work, and a pizza party every Friday! for everyone!
How? TAX. THE. RICH.
All that being said, this Tweet seems especially cringe-worthy:
When we say “tax the rich,” we mean nesting-doll yacht rich. For-profit prison rich. Betsy DeVos, student-loan-shark rich.
Trick-the-country-into-war rich. Subsidizing-workforce-w-food-stamps rich.
Because THAT kind of rich is simply not good for society, & it’s like 10 people.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 11, 2019
So she thinks “like 10 people” are going to pay for all of this?
Here’s the thing… all she’s really proving here is that her “tax the rich” mindset isn’t a reasonable economic policy. It’s resentment, through and through. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez just wants to tax the living daylight out of people whose wealth offends her delicate socialist sensibilities.
So since it is like 10 people you admit we are taxing because you do not like how rich they are. Not to substantially increase revenues.
— JohnW (@JohnW63932268) May 11, 2019
Wait…if we're only taxing 'like 10 people' it going to amount to next to nothing. The federal budget is measured by TRILLIONS….even hundreds of millions or a couple billion extra is almost meaningless.
— Mark (@marcusjj19) May 11, 2019
Our government will target 10 of its otherwise law abiding citizens and take what they've earned b/c others decided they have too much.
This means none of us are safe.
Nothing we earn is safe from you.
You'll simply decide to take, & you'll take. https://t.co/GzINyCwWAn
— Populo AOC Parody Iratus (@cmahar3) May 11, 2019
Did…did she just admit that "tax the rich" is for class resentment not revenue generation?
I have no idea how to react to this much honesty
— ǟռɖʀɛա and 3,486 others (@amillermsme) May 11, 2019
THEY’RE TOO DAMN RICH AND THEY MUST BE PUNISHED!
We’re going to solve healthcare by taxing 10 people who are caricatures of evil. https://t.co/3wlXthQfPu
— Philip (@Philip_DT) May 11, 2019
YES – as dictated by a caricature of stupid.