Article by Bryan Howard
January 4, 2019
The far left Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Admitted to being a radical and demands for a minimum of 70% taxes for the top percent incomers. Ocasio-Cortez made these statements in a 60 minutes interview after Anderson Cooper asked her about her “Green New Deal.” The segment is a clip for the full interview set to air on Sunday.
Ocasio-Cortez stated, “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?
Cooper: You’re talking about zero carbon emissions, no use of fossil fuels within 12 years
Ocasio-Cortes: That is the goal; it’s ambitious.
Cooper: How is that possible? You’re talking about everybody having to drive an electric car?
Ocasio-Cortes: 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?
Cooper: This would require raising taxes.
Ocasio-Cortes : There’s an element where, yeah, people are gonna have to start paying their fair share in taxes.
Cooper: Do you have a specific on the tax rate?
Ocasio-Cortes: Y’know, you look at our tax rates back in the ’60s, and when you have a progressive tax rate system, your tax rate, y’know, from zero to $75,000, may have been 10% or 15 % etc., but once you get to, like, the tippy-top, on your ten-millionth dollar, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70%; that doesn’t mean that all ten millions dollars are taxed at an extremely high rate, but as you climb up this ladder, you should be contributing more.
Cooper: What you are talking about, just big picture, is a radical agenda compared to the way politics is done right now.
Ocasio-Cortes : I think that it only has ever been radicals who that have changed this country. Abraham Lincoln made the radical decision to sign the emancipation proclamation; Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the radical decision to embark on establishing programs like social security. That is radical.
Cooper: Do you call yourself a radical?
Ocasio-Cortes : Yeah, you know if that’s what radical means, call me a radical.
Ocasio-Cortez seems to forget our society is fully dependent on fossil fuels to function, and if you remove fossil fuels our entire society and economy would collapse. However, that may be the reason for a radical Communist would want to remove Fossil fuels.