GOP Strategist Calls Ocasio-Cortez ‘little girl’ — Ocasio-Cortez Bites Back Hard
The new GOP punching bag seems to be 29-year-old New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ocasio-Cortez, who last week became the youngest woman to serve in Congress in the history of the United States, has been attacked by Republicans on everything from her dancing to her policy suggestions, but one attack on her this week appears to have hit a bigger nerve than most of the others.
GOP strategist and lead strategist for the pro-Trump Great America PAC, appeared on Fox News’ Lou Dobbs Tonight to talk about Ocasio-Cortez’s tax policy suggestion. Here he referred to the freshman congresswoman as a “little girl”.
“If you’re going to put her out front with her mouth, which she now has attention she never did before and you are going to put the little girl who wants pre-Reagan economics of 70 percent taxes, the Democratic women are basically going to be damaged.”
Ocasio-Cortez, who suggested a 60 to 70% progressive tax bracket for income of over $10 million, fired back at Mr. Rollins and the GOP in general with the following tweet yesterday morning:
GOP loves to insult my intelligence, yet offers *this* as their best + most seasoned opposition to my policy proposals.
If anything, this dude is a walking argument to tax misogyny at 100% ?
Republicans rob everyone the opportunity of real policy debate by resorting to this. https://t.co/Yk3BTHbtxv
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 5, 2019
A 60 or 70% tax rate is not unheard of, and in fact would have been considered low throughout much of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s. And with the progressive system of taxation that we have in the United States, only income over the $10 million mark would be taxed at this higher rate. The funds, Ocasio-Cortez suggested, could then be used to help fund the Green New Deal, a movement that appears to be pushing Democrats to back an ambitious climate change solutions.
We reached out to Ed Rollins for further comment but have yet to hear back from him.