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Poll: Majority Backs AOCís 70 Percent Top Marginal Tax Rate
NYMAG ^ | 15 January 2019 | Eric Levitz

Posted on 01/19/2019 12:30:00 PM PST by BlackFemaleArmyColonel

Earlier this month, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went on national television and said that the United States should tax incomes above $10 million at a 70 percent rate.

In response, some centrist pundits pronounced the Democratic Party dead by political suicide: National Journal reporter Josh Kraushaar argued that, while congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s profane call for Trump’s impeachment was getting more attention, Ocasio-Cortez “calling for a 70 percent tax rate on the nation’s most-watched news show a whole lot more politically damaging for Ds.”

There was never much evidence for this assessment. In public opinion polls, raising taxes on the rich consistently ranks as one of the most popular ideas in American politics. Moreover, political-science research suggests that the American people’s resentment of the wealthy is bitter and deep — and, in the not-too-distant past, Democrats succeeded in leveraging such resentment for political gain.

Meanwhile, as far as plans for class war go, Ocasio-Cortez’s was more “Jimmy Carter” than “Jacobin.” As recently as 1980, the U.S. taxed all incomes above $216,000 (or $658,213 in today’s dollars) at 70 percent rate. And recent research on optimal taxation has suggested that the ideal top marginal rate might be closer to 80 percent.

These facts led certain bloggers to describe the congresswoman’s idea as a “moderate policy.” And now, a new poll has confirmed that such bloggers are, in fact, profoundly wise.

Over the weekend, pollsters from the Hill–HarrisX asked voters, “Would you favor or oppose a tax proposal that would apply a 70% rate to the 10 millionth dollar and beyond for individuals making $10 million a year or more in reportable income?” — and 59 percent said yes.

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KEYWORDS: aoc; bs; civilwarii; democrats; oldnews; taxes; theleft
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"Even 45 percent of self-identified Republicans approved."

Are people insane???

1 posted on 01/19/2019 12:30:00 PM PST by BlackFemaleArmyColonel
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

Hill–HarrisX??? who the F are these people??


2 posted on 01/19/2019 12:31:14 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

What majority? Don’t believe this.


3 posted on 01/19/2019 12:31:15 PM PST by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues of today be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

The poll was probably taken at the bar she worked at.


4 posted on 01/19/2019 12:31:50 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

It’s just a lying “media” lying for Democrats.

They’re trying to cover for this error in picking this moron.

You start taking 70% of most Democrat’s pay and they’ll start to wake up. Most of them.

They’ll lie about anything up to the point of reality hitting.


5 posted on 01/19/2019 12:33:10 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

Polls can be manipulated to show whatever result they are trying to achieve. It is time to quit paying attention to polls. They are all biased towards the objective of the people taking the poll.


6 posted on 01/19/2019 12:33:17 PM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

NY Mag? Fake news.


7 posted on 01/19/2019 12:36:03 PM PST by dsc (Our system of government cannot survive one-party control of communications.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

already been done before.


8 posted on 01/19/2019 12:36:40 PM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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It seems pretty easy to tell a mob you're going to take someone elses money.

Many in the mob would likely agree it was fine with them.

9 posted on 01/19/2019 12:38:13 PM PST by yesthatjallen
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

Don’t cry for me Venezuela!

Our leftists want to eat cats, too.


10 posted on 01/19/2019 12:38:34 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

I doubt this poll. You cannot believe any poll anymore, even with the internals. Polls are no longer done to see what people thing but are done to influence the public. They are as worthless and the fake news that emanates from the MSM.


11 posted on 01/19/2019 12:39:58 PM PST by falcon99
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Subtract poverty level ($20k) then flat tax the rest at 70%

Are they STILL eager for such a looting


12 posted on 01/19/2019 12:42:26 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

“Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree.”


13 posted on 01/19/2019 12:43:34 PM PST by beethovenfan (Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

What is the top rate now? Something near 40%. So raise it and all other rates 30%, even those paying zero, and ask the same question then. My guess it will show the hipocracy.


14 posted on 01/19/2019 12:44:17 PM PST by Mouton (The media is the enemy of the people.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

Poll: 100% respondents agree. Polls are bunk.


15 posted on 01/19/2019 12:45:20 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: blueunicorn6

Our leftists want to eat cats, too.


No. Our leftists want to eat YOUR cat ...


16 posted on 01/19/2019 12:45:42 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

As I’ve posted before, most of the Super-Wealth are TRUMP HATERS, which means they also hate us. So as far as I’m concerned, they DESERVE a 70% income tax rate and they can take their complaints to the party they love and finance, which is the DEMOCRAT PARTY.

I’m sick of carrying the water the wealthy spoiled brats.


17 posted on 01/19/2019 12:46:35 PM PST by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

It’s a great incentive for people to become LESS productive, and hide more “under the table” income.

I think if I was earning 10-million a year, I could learn to “get by” on 3 million if I had to.

More “offshore” bank accounts, companies moving back, off-shore again for tax breaks.

The little twit is a gimmedat liberal, adhering to obamas “at some point you’ve made enough money) theory .

Meanwhile, is she still looking for a sugar daddy to pay her DC rent?


18 posted on 01/19/2019 12:46:49 PM PST by FrankR (Make America Great Again, and Keep It That Way.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

No. It’s BS.


19 posted on 01/19/2019 12:47:48 PM PST by Eagles6
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

And they wonder why people break the law to avoid their looting.

F**K YOU AOC!


20 posted on 01/19/2019 12:48:10 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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