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New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) is leading a campaign urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to implement a tax on the state’s billionaires.

A video released Thursday featuring progressives like Ocasio-Cortez and state Sen. Jessica Ramos (D), who sponsored a bill in 2018 that would tax the unrealized capital gains of the state’s 119 billionaires, argues for a new tax on the high-income residents.

“There’s no reason why working families in New York state, one of the richest states in this country, should be in so much need of basic necessities, when we have the largest concentration of billionaires in the entire world,” Ramos says in the video.

“Governor Cuomo, we need you to pass a billionaires’ tax, in order to make sure that we’re providing for our working families,” Ocasio-Cortez says. “It’s time to stop protecting billionaires, and it’s time to start working for working families.”

Ocasio-Cortez has said Ramos's bill would provide “much deserved economic relief” to New Yorkers, particularly undocumented workers who do not receive federal relief and “who have been at the forefront of the crisis as essential workers,” The New York Times reported Thursday.

The campaign comes as states face significant budget holes as the coronavirus pandemic has led to massive economic declines.

In June, 103 Democratic legislators in New York, including the majority of the state Senate, signed a letter calling for increased taxes for billionaires and for the funds to be redirected to workers not eligible for unemployment insurance or the federal stimulus.

Cuomo has previously supported a tax on second homes, though the real estate industry worked to kill the legislation, the Times reported.
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-w...n-billionaires

It looks like AOC is really trying to maintain her standing as the most idiotic member of Congress, and that is a high bar to hurdle.

Apparently, history is not her friend. A few years back, New York passed a Millionaire's tax that effectively sent a large number of wealthy people to Florida and other low to no tax states to shield their wealth from high taxes. It seems that AOC is not able to reason that people with that kind of money, can easily pick up and move anywhere they wish and there is NOTHING she can do about it.
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It looks like AOC is really trying to maintain her standing as the most idiotic member of Congress, and that is a high bar to hurdle.

Apparently, history is not her friend. A few years back, New York passed a Millionaire's tax that effectively sent a large number of wealthy people to Florida and other low to no tax states to shield their wealth from high taxes. It seems that AOC is not able to reason that people with that kind of money, can easily pick up and move anywhere they wish and there is NOTHING she can do about it.
AOC figures if all the wealthy people move away, the poor will be able to prop up the finances of the State. The poor will take over industry, get rich, and move to Florida too.
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It looks like AOC is really trying to maintain her standing as the most idiotic member of Congress, and that is a high bar to hurdle.

Apparently, history is not her friend. A few years back, New York passed a Millionaire's tax that effectively sent a large number of wealthy people to Florida and other low to no tax states to shield their wealth from high taxes. It seems that AOC is not able to reason that people with that kind of money, can easily pick up and move anywhere they wish and there is NOTHING she can do about it.

And like Amazon, they'll just go elsewhere. Like Amazon Virginia thanks you.

And Welcome billionaires.
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And like Amazon, they'll just go elsewhere. Like Amazon Virginia thanks you.

And Welcome billionaires
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I don't cheer when people flee New York or Commie-fornia. Because those idiots will turn the states they flee to into left-wing cesspools. So hopefully those Billionaires don't bring their leftwing nonsense with them when they flee to red and purple states.
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Ocasio-Cortez has said Ramos's bill would provide “much deserved economic relief” to New Yorkers, particularly undocumented workers who do not receive federal relief....
Are undocumented workers the undocumented pharmacists selling drugs on the street corner?
Or maybe the undocumented law enforcement gang members that shoot the undocumented pharmacists for selling drugs on the wrong street corner?
Or maybe the undocumented boxers that randomly punch elderly people?
All of the above?
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I don't cheer when people flee New York or Commie-fornia. Because those idiots will turn the states they flee to into left-wing cesspools. So hopefully those Billionaires don't bring their leftwing nonsense with them when they flee to red and purple states.
I was born and raised in California but I left California many years ago. For economic and love reasons not political reasons. I am doing my best to keep left wing ideology at bay.
Not everybody that flees CA and NY bring liberal ideology with them to pollute their new local government.
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https://thehill.com/homenews/state-w...n-billionaires

It looks like AOC is really trying to maintain her standing as the most idiotic member of Congress, and that is a high bar to hurdle.

Apparently, history is not her friend. A few years back, New York passed a Millionaire's tax that effectively sent a large number of wealthy people to Florida and other low to no tax states to shield their wealth from high taxes. It seems that AOC is not able to reason that people with that kind of money, can easily pick up and move anywhere they wish and there is NOTHING she can do about it.
good for her
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That's not all.....

She wants to shut the county and economy down until after the elections....


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That's not all.....

She wants to shut the county and economy down until after the elections....


As much as I would love to credit her with this, it has been proven to be a fake posting. Now, I'm not saying she is any smarter than this, but in this case, it is not true.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...wn/5352149002/
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good for her
It only stands to reason that you would agree with her. That fact is very telling.
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