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Ocasio-Cortez Schools Texas Republican On Marginal Tax Rates After Failed Super Bowl Tweet Attack

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Ocasio-Cortez Schools Texas Republican On Marginal Tax Rates After Failed Super Bowl Tweet Attack





Freshmen lawmakers Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) got into a Super Bowl Twitter fight over Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed tax on the super-rich which proved to be more interesting than the big game.

Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who lost an eye in Afghanistan, initiated the exchange by asking on Twitter if the Super Bowl champ New England Patriots should be taxed at 70 percent “so that NFL competition is more fair and equal.”

“Should someone propose a 70% tax on the Patriots so that NFL competition is more fair and equal?” Crenshaw tweeted. “Asking for a friend.”



The New York progressive, who has proposed making over $10 million pay a marginal tax rate of 70 percent to fund climate-change initiatives, responded with some NFL salary stats.

“The average NFL salary is $2.1 million, so most players would never experience a 70% rate,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “The owners who refuse to hire Kaepernick would, though.”

Forbes cited $2.1 million as the NFL average in a 2016 article.

Several Twitter users pointed out other flaws in Crenshaw’s argument.











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