The youngest woman in the House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not only shown herself to be bold. She is extremely intelligent. After the Super Bowl, another freshman in the House Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) doubted her 70 percent tax on the wealthiest of the wealthiest. The likable former Navy SEAL and jaunty eye-patch wearing representative met more than his match.
Crenshaw took advantage of the 53rd Super Bowl to confront Ocasio-Cortez. He suggested a 70 percent tax on football players was “more fair and equal:”
‘Should someone propose a 70% tax on the Patriots so that NFL competition is more fair and equal? Asking for a friend.’
Then, Ocasio-Cortez shot back a Twitter response. She noted the average pay of the professional football player was far less than her 70 percent income tax qualification where the minimum income requirement is $50 million:
‘The average NFL salary is $2.1 million, so most players would never experience a 70% rate. The owners who refuse to hire Kaepernick would, though.’
Ocasio-Cortez went on to point out that the football team owners who “refuse to hire (Colin) Kaepernick” would meet the income tax criteria. Kaepernick was the first football player to take a knee during the national anthem The Star Spangled Banner prior to kickoff.
After Donald Trump gave them a lot of bad press for letting other players do the same, the team owners said the players could not kneel during the game. It was an extremely racist move. Kaepernick and the others were honoring those who had fallen due to police violence. The players were showing respect for their own black communities and bringing attention to unfair police practices.
Kaepernick was blackballed by the team owners and remains so today.
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