Ocasio-Cortez Given New Role?
Following Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s little stunt by wearing a dress with the phrase “tax the rich” printed largely in red on it to the Met Gala, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had a lot of say about AOC’s photo shoot.
NEW – Democrat Rep. AOC wears a “Tax The Rich” dress at #MetGala, where a ticket costs $30,000 to attend.pic.twitter.com/V9B7UGoGX5
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) September 13, 2021
McCarthy who was shocked by AOC’s dramatics, said that the self-described “socialist Democrat” has officially become the “leader of the Democratic Party.”
According to Breitbart, McCarthy began by questioning if AOC could have legally even attended in the first place, “I’m not sure as a member of Congress how you can legally go there,” McCarthy said. “You can’t accept a ticket, so I’m not sure how that works.”
“I don’t know. Ethics can look at it, but what it really tells us — she’s the leader of the Democratic Party,” McCarthy said. “And think about it — she doesn’t call herself a Democrat. She calls herself a socialist Democrat.”
McCarthy then spoke about the Democrats ridiculous tax plan and said, “[W]hen you look what they’re doing they are transforming America. What a tax is is taking money out of every American’s pocket and redirecting it to where you think it’s important. So now, if you make $800,000, they are going to give you a tax incentive to buy a Tesla. You know what they’re going to do, too? They’re going to take away and give income for everybody guaranteed 90% of Americans. But you know what? There’s no requirement to work. There’s no requirement that your child who gets a tax credit is even an American because there’s no Social Security requirement. They are taking that away. And they are really going to harm American businesses because what they are going to do is give an incentive for American businesses to move to other countries. … They are going to make it a disadvantage to be in America and sell that product.”
Kevin McCarthy isn’t the only Republican to sound off on AOC’s stunt at the Met Gala. Donald Trump Jr. had this to say, “What makes AOC a bigger fraud: The “taxtherich” dress while she’s hanging out with a bunch of wealthy leftwing elites or the lack of masks after spending the past 18 months as one of the biggest authoritarian mask Karens in the country?”
AOC: “Tax the Rich”
AOC’s congressional salary: $174,000+
Average salary to be in the top 10% of wage earners in the USA (being “rich”): $158,000
Conclusion: Tax AOC
— Curtis Sliwa for NYC Mayor (@CurtisSliwa) September 14, 2021