Politico: Ocasio-Cortez Poised to Join Banking Panel

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly is poised to be appointed to the House Financial Services Committee.

Her appointment would be a victory for progressives fighting to curb Wall Street’s clout in Washington and inside the Democratic Party itself, Politico reported.

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The New York democratic socialist would be a thorn in the side of Wall Street, which has seen its regulatory burden lowered since Donald Trump became president, Politico reported.

Ocasio-Cortez also could be an important ally for committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters.

“Some moderate Democrats have privately raised concerns that they’ll be targeted by the former bartender-turned-progressive icon, whose willingness to challenge her party’s establishment propelled her to Congress and the national spotlight,” Politico said.

“I don’t know enough about her to be able to determine if she’s going to be a good member or what,” said Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), a senior Financial Services Committee lawmaker who survived an Ocasio-Cortez-backed primary challenge last year. “Time will tell, and this one term will tell us a lot about her abilities as a legislator.”

Ocasio-Cortez made headlines in the last week by suggesting a tax rate as high as 70 percent on the very rich to help pay for a major plan to fight climate change.

She floated the idea during an interview on the CBS show “60 Minutes,” which will be shown on Sunday.

“People are going to have to start paying their fair share of taxes,” she said.

“You know, you look at our tax rates back in the ’60s and when you have a progressive tax rate system, your tax rate, you know, let’s say, from zero to $75,000 may be ten percent or 15 percent, et cetera.” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“But once you get to, like, the tippy tops, on your 10 millionth dollar, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent. That doesn’t mean all $10 million are taxed at an extremely high rate, but it means that as you climb up this ladder you should be contributing more.”

The new lawmaker calls the plan the “Green New Deal.” It aims to eliminate carbon emissions within 12 years.

“It’s going to require a lot of rapid change that we don’t even conceive as possible right now,” she said. “What is the problem with trying to push our technological capacities to the furthest extent possible?”

Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives have pushed for the climate change plan that includes thousands of jobs in renewable energy such as wind and solar party.

via newsmax

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12 comments

  1. This fool is being placed on a committee? Can this country sink any lower. I believe that anyone running for office must take an IQ test and score at LEAST 150 to be able to be seated in Congress. The mentally challenged moron is not fit to be in our Congress let alone seated on a committee.

    1. Good Idea..! Government would be dissolved… There aren’t enough 150 IQ people available, let alone want to participate in government…

  2. Oh, my goodness. She is a little twit, but endearing, and a talented dancer, too. Everyone will weary of her, once she’s old news, and she will become old news.

  3. She should prove she can balance her own checkbook. Her statements on spending and taxes makes that highly doubtful. She isn’t that bright.

  4. An I.Q. test isn’t a measure of intelligence just potential whether you use it or not is another story. Will take someone with common sense over someone with a high I.Q. any day.

  5. I’ve been saying this, since this idiot won the election in her district…We conservatives are making the mistake of discounting her and those like her. This clueless idiot will ally with the older dem committee chairman in congress and get a seat at the table, where her idiotic views, will have a vote.

    They (the younger up and coming idiot libs/dems/communists) will join forces and in doing so, have the power of a collective vote on issues like government spending, social programs, immigration, “fairness” laws and more. If you missed it this is the method they have been using to re-engineer our country.
    Look at the occupy wall street protest. You had every group out there…blacks, illegals, women, pro-choice, gays, femenists, hollywood elites, left wing poloticians and more….all gathered under one umbrella and pushing an agenda.
    Now, you may say…”those dumbasses did nothing and had no effect on things”…but they did.
    Step forward in time…you now have these groups supporting one another behind the scenes, to collectively push their F’up agendas in this country.

    Don’t think so?
    Ever think elementary schools would host something called “Drag Queen Story Time”?
    How about a business owner having to go all the way to the Supreme Court to prtect his right to choose who he serves, based on HIS religious beliefs?
    What about elected officials allowing illegals to vote in local elections?
    How about a major American city sanctioning homeless and drug addicts shitting on their sidewalks and streets? Yes, they are saying “it’s ok and you don’t have to stop”…”we’ll just form a government department that will come clean the piles of shit up”
    What about legal documents now carrying an “X” for gender, because the left has brainwashed the children of this country to think being deviant self loathing is a right of passage and heroic?
    Or an elected muslim congress woman calling the President a Fvcker?

    All this and more has been possible, for the same reasons occassional kotex now sits in congress…conservatives dismissed the one or two “cooks” and said, that will never happen, will never last, they must be crazy”

    Watch what this dumb b*tch does now, with her lack of understanding and farcical education. Do you think mad maxine got into congress because she was a scholar? Nope, she allied with other dem/liberal shit bags and now is a disruptive force, in places of power.

    Stop discounting these idiots. Bring enough of them together and they’ll have more power than you ever thought possible.

    You’ve been warned.

  6. Now there is two morons on a financial committee that’s funny both of those women have no clue of what they are doing.

  7. Can she even add and subtract? She’s a ditz and they are going to let her anywhere near anything financial?????? God help us all.

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