Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: We Progressives Are Going to 'Run Train'

Anna Jefferson
January 16, 2019

She was originally vying to be on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, but moderate Democrat Tom Suozzi was selected instead.

Under her plan, the majority of Americans, who don't earn that much, would pay a much lower share of their income, and the average tax rate for working Americans could go down.

Self-described socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced on Twitter late Tuesday that she will join California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters on the influential House Financial Services Committee, which oversees Wall Street and the housing industry.

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The powerful committee also oversees the USA housing market, insurance and worldwide finance sectors, among other areas.

On Monday, Donald Trump dismissed pot-shots fired by Ms Ocasio-Cortez, after she called the president "racist".

Ocasio-Cortez's pledge to gang bang the progressive agenda comes in the transcript of an extensive interview with the Post, in which she was asked about "conservative media" setting her up as "another boogeyman on the left".

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"Who cares?" Trump said of her comments, brushing off the question with a hand gesture.

She became the youngest woman elected to Congress, representing New York's 14th congressional district in the Bronx and Queens after upsetting a longtime Democratic incumbent. "I understand guys like this like the back of my hand".

In the interview, Ocasio-Cortez insisted that the richest Americans had once been subject to a 90 percent tax rate - although she did not mention that liberal tax deductions of the era had alleviated that burden.

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Although he doesn't view Ocasio-Cortez as an imminent threat to markets, Valliere says if enacted, her tax agenda would add to the federal deficit, already projected to approach $1 trillion in 2019.

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