Tag: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
"It was a good opportunity for us to see what the base was willing to do and if they were going to stand by her in the event of a primary challenge. It was a resounding: 'Yes, they will.'"
"Because it is time that we pay people what they are worth and not how little they are desperate enough to accept."
"The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms."
"Now our movement has a voice to take on the greed and recklessness on Wall Street."
"I don't think it's surprising. What we see, overall, is that the vast majority of Americans know that income inequality is one of the biggest issues of our time."
Chief among the reasons for the tension? Ocasio-Cortez’s apparent support for progressive primary challenges against centrist Democrats.
Taxing high earners at 70 percent used to be considered a moderate, mainstream idea.
New York Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and California Rep. Ro Khanna openly spoke out about their intent to reject the provision, which "requires that new spending be offset by matching cuts or increases in revenue."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the 22 representatives joining her in calling for a Select Committee are also proposing a novel way to fund the program, one which could actually work.