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AOC wears a Tax the Rich dress to the MET Gala

she's funny
and I doubt even after the crying she did of leaving politics that she wants to give up this life over being a bartender again

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Actor Michael Rapaport calls out AOC over Met Gala dress

Edmund DeMarche 3 hrs ago
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Michael Rapaport, the actor, offered sharp criticism for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for wearing a sleek white dress with "Tax The Rich" splashed in red on the back as she arrived at the uber-swanky Met Gala Monday night.

Tickets for the famed event can fetch at least $30,000 and it attracts some of the most influential players in fashion, movies and culture. Rapaport seemed to take particular offense at a politician—who he said should be a "public servant"—hobnobbing with the glitterati.

JENNIFER LOPEZ WOWS AT MET GALA 2021 WITH WESTERN-INSPIRED LOOK

"Custom TAX THE RICH dress while at the most elitist event in the world," he posted on Instagram. "@AOC will soon be rich with a ginormous production deal from somewhere & done with Politics, guarantee it. Stop treating ANY of these people like celebrities they are public servants and work for us," he posted theorizing on her future plans.

Ocasio-Cortez’s office did not immediately respond to an email from Fox News. Her supporters took to Twitter to praise her for making the bold statement on such a high-profile platform. The New York Democrat posted on Twitter: "The medium is the message."

AOC posed maskless as she arrived, but attendees had to be vaccinated and were expected to wear masks once inside.

A self-described Democratic socialist, Ocasio-Cortez is one of the most prominent progressive voices in support of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package.

She has repeatedly called for increased taxes on the wealthiest Americans to pay for progressive policy initiatives, such as climate-friendly infrastructure and expanded access to free healthcare.

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a person in a wedding dress: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her attendance at the 2021 Met Gala. Jamie McCarthy/MG21/Getty Images

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Reply #3 posted 09/14/21 8:52am

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lol lol lol ONE OF THE BIGGEST SELF OWNS EVER!!!!

WHAT A STUPID HYPOCRITE THIS EVIL POS IS

You were hanging with the rich at a $30,000 a ticket event dumbass!

You are a HYPOCRITE!!!!

OH AND WHERES YOUR MASK YOU FECKLESS CUNT???

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Reply #4 posted 09/14/21 1:34pm

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TruthBomb said:

lol lol lol ONE OF THE BIGGEST SELF OWNS EVER!!!!

WHAT A STUPID HYPOCRITE THIS EVIL POS IS



You were hanging with the rich at a $30,000 a ticket event dumbass!



You are a HYPOCRITE!!!!




OH AND WHERES YOUR MASK YOU FECKLESS CUNT???









Too bad your favorite whores Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert weren’t invited....
Maybe next time.... they can come and suck horse dick in Central Park , the fucking lowlife skanks that they are
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Reply #5 posted 09/14/21 2:56pm

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lol lol lol ONE OF THE BIGGEST SELF OWNS EVER!!!!

WHAT A STUPID HYPOCRITE THIS EVIL POS IS

You were hanging with the rich at a $30,000 a ticket event dumbass!

You are a HYPOCRITE!!!!

OH AND WHERES YOUR MASK YOU FECKLESS CUNT???

Too bad your favorite whores Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert weren’t invited.... Maybe next time.... they can come and suck horse dick in Central Park , the fucking lowlife skanks that they are

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Sorry friend this event is only for the ELITE and that means only EVIL dems are invited thus why horse mouth was there sucking balls and worshipping Satan with all the other lucifer lovers on the radical left

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TruthBomb said:

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lol lol lol ONE OF THE BIGGEST SELF OWNS EVER!!!!

WHAT A STUPID HYPOCRITE THIS EVIL POS IS



You were hanging with the rich at a $30,000 a ticket event dumbass!



You are a HYPOCRITE!!!!




OH AND WHERES YOUR MASK YOU FECKLESS CUNT???









Too bad your favorite whores Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert weren’t invited.... Maybe next time.... they can come and suck horse dick in Central Park , the fucking lowlife skanks that they are

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Sorry friend this event is only for the ELITE and that means only EVIL dems are invited thus why horse mouth was there sucking balls and worshipping Satan with all the other lucifer lovers on the radical left






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“Lucifer lovers “ ? What next, “Baby Eaters “? 😂
You trolls are good for a quick laugh. Though I do feel guilty for laughing at the handicapped...
But don’t miss your “special “ bus, the driver doesn’t like to wait too long
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Reply #7 posted 09/14/21 3:21pm

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lol lol lol ONE OF THE BIGGEST SELF OWNS EVER!!!!

WHAT A STUPID HYPOCRITE THIS EVIL POS IS

You were hanging with the rich at a $30,000 a ticket event dumbass!

You are a HYPOCRITE!!!!

OH AND WHERES YOUR MASK YOU FECKLESS CUNT???

In order to attend the Met Gala you had to be vaccinated. She wasn't the only one not wearing a mask.



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PennyPurple said:



TruthBomb said:


lol lol lol ONE OF THE BIGGEST SELF OWNS EVER!!!!

WHAT A STUPID HYPOCRITE THIS EVIL POS IS



You were hanging with the rich at a $30,000 a ticket event dumbass!



You are a HYPOCRITE!!!!




OH AND WHERES YOUR MASK YOU FECKLESS CUNT???









In order to attend the Met Gala you had to be vaccinated. She wasn't the only one not wearing a mask.






And why has “Elite” become a bad thing? I guarantee you that if this idiot had a heart attack or a brain aneurysm, he would want to be treated by an “elite” doctor, not just any jerk with an MD. If he got arrested for a serious crime, he would love having an “Elite “ attorney defending him, not someone who won their law degree in a crap game.
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Reply #9 posted 09/15/21 7:24am

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I'm sure the gala had a vaccine mandate. And, fashion shows are gay holidays, AOC had to be a good soldier--lol

Boy is she looking hot. Truthbomb is into that skinny fartwad Coulter.

It tis a bit unseemly knowing that the eviction moritorium is not being gone after.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #10 posted 09/15/21 10:45am

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It's better that tax the poor, isn't it?
If you take any of this seriously, you're a bigger tool than I am.
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Reply #11 posted 09/16/21 3:54am

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jjhunsecker said:

PennyPurple said:



TruthBomb said:


lol lol lol ONE OF THE BIGGEST SELF OWNS EVER!!!!

WHAT A STUPID HYPOCRITE THIS EVIL POS IS



You were hanging with the rich at a $30,000 a ticket event dumbass!



You are a HYPOCRITE!!!!




OH AND WHERES YOUR MASK YOU FECKLESS CUNT???









In order to attend the Met Gala you had to be vaccinated. She wasn't the only one not wearing a mask.






And why has “Elite” become a bad thing? I guarantee you that if this idiot had a heart attack or a brain aneurysm, he would want to be treated by an “elite” doctor, not just any jerk with an MD. If he got arrested for a serious crime, he would love having an “Elite “ attorney defending him, not someone who won their law degree in a crap game.

Naah…..lol He’ll just call up one of his crazy QAnon nut buddies for help. lol
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Protestors outside the MET Gala

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Designer of AOC's 'Tax th... (msn.com)

Designer of AOC's 'Tax the Rich' dress has history of not paying taxes or rent

Asher Notheis 18 hrs ago

The designer of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "Tax the Rich" dress has a history of not paying her taxes, a report posted on Saturday claims.

Aurora James's company, Brother Vellies, racked up three open tax warrants in New York for failing to withhold nearly $15,000 worth of income taxes from employees’ paychecks. The debts, which were incurred before the pandemic, stem from 2018 and 2019. The company has been hit with 15 warrants in total since 2015. Additionally, the Internal Revenue Service placed six federal liens on the company from April 2018 to April 2019, totaling $103,220 and specifically citing the company’s failure to remit employee payroll taxes, the New York Post reported.

“Just because they take it out of your paycheck doesn’t mean they’re sending it to the government,” David Cenedella, a Baruch College taxation lecturer, explained to the outlet. “It’s certainly not something you want. I would not say your average business out there has this. Something went wrong.”

In addition to failing to pay taxes, James also has a history of failing to pay rent in a timely manner. A previous landlord sued James in February 2018 for more than $5,000 in unpaid rent at her shop’s old address in Manhattan. Another landlord in August 2020 filed papers to evict Brother Vellies from its location in Brooklyn and demanded more than $25,000 plus interest for staying beyond the end of her lease, with the case eventually getting settled, according to the outlet.

James's "Tax the Rich" dress was designed for AOC, who wore the dress at the 2021 Met Gala. The event began on Sept. 13 and was attended by celebrities, actors, and politicians.

a group of people standing in a room: AOC dons a dress reading "Tax the Rich" at the 2021 Met Gala.

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Whoopi Goldberg Freaks Out When Finding Out AOC's 'Tax The Rich' Means She Will Pay More

https://youtu.be/6JQLa4ygr6Q

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SantanaMaitreya said:

It's better that tax the poor, isn't it?

it's never that black or white.

the rich pay 40% for the rest of us. And the rich are not the Bezos or Soros of the world, the rich can be someone who makes $500 thousand. The Bezos and Soros "own" the government

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Hey, Whoopster, how about quit the View, work at McDonalds and you can make bare minimum and not have to worry about taxes girlfriend.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Residents in AOC's district say how much they think the rich pay in taxes

Teny Sahakian 4 hrs ago

New Yorkers from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district who spoke with Fox News overwhelmingly said the wealthiest people in America pay among the lowest tax rates in the country, which is not supported by data.

"We’re paying too much taxes," a woman named Lavasquez told Fox News. "The lower and middle classes, we’re working our butts off and we’re paying so much taxes, and then you’ve got the upper class and they’re not paying anything."

"Its totally unfair," said Richard, who works in data analytics. "The bottom percentile of individuals are probably paying the bulk of the taxes whereas you have millionaires and billionaires being able to avoid their share."

The wealthiest people are "definitely paying the bare minimum if any," he continued. "I would assume it’s about 5%, if that."


Last week, House Democrats unveiled a proposal to raise taxes on the top sliver of U.S. households. The proposal is part of a sweeping plan to overhaul the nation's tax code in order to fund President Biden's $3.5 trillion spending bill that includes family and climate change initiatives.

Under the plan released by the House Ways and Means Committee, the top individual income rate would climb to 39.6% for the wealthiest individuals and families. The proposal rolls back a key part of Republicans' 2017 tax overhaul, which lowered the top individual income rate to 37%.

"I don’t think rich people pay enough taxes," an audio-visual engineer from New York's 14th Congressional District said. "They make way too much to get away with making so little."

A man named Calvin told Fox News: "It basically depends on who you know. There’s a reason why shell companies exist, that’s how you evade taxes."


"They should be paying the same amount of taxes as the middle and lower class are," Lavasquez said. "That way it gives us equal share and no one is feeling singled out."

Richard told Fox News: "If I’m paying a third of my income to taxes, why not the same be applied to millionaires and billionaires? If that’s not fair, then what is?"

Another man said: "It’s not fair to ask them to pay much more than everyone else. I wouldn’t ask for something crazy like half of your money … keep it under 20% and it would be good."

According to a Congressio...e report, the top 1% of earners paid an average federal tax rate of 32% in 2017. Tax rates that year declined with income, with the poorest 20% paying an average tax rate of 1%. The Tax Policy Center found similar results.

In 2018, the top 1% of income earners — those who earned more than $540,000 — earned 21% of all U.S. income while paying 40% of all federal income taxes, according to a Tax Foundation analysis. The group paid more in income taxes, about $615 billion, than the bottom 90% of taxpayers combined, or $440 billion.

The top 10% earned 48% of the income and paid 71% of federal income taxes, the data showed.

The share of taxes shouldered by the nation’s richest individuals has climbed over time.

In 2001, for example, the top 1% accounted for 33.2% of the nation’s individual income taxes, according to the Tax Foundation. From 2001 to 2018, the share paid by the bottom 50% of taxpayers fell to 3% from 4.9%.

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Pro-tax millionaires call for rejection of infrastructure package without spending plan

Mychael Schnell 6 hrs ago
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A group of pro-tax millionaires is calling on progressives to reject the bipartisan infrastructure bill the Senate passed last month unless the multitrillion-dollar reconciliation package that is still being negotiated on Capitol Hill is approved as well.

The group, dubbed Patriotic Millionaires, penned a letter to Congressional Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and the rest of the caucus on Wednesday, urging the lawmakers to block the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill unless it is "directly coupled" with the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.

"We are writing to urge members of the Progressive Caucus to continue to stand strong, to stand together, and to refuse to vote for the bi-partisan infrastructure bill unless it is directly coupled with the full $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill," Morris Pearl, the chairman of the group, and Erica Payne, the founder and president of the group, wrote in the letter.

The group's leaders said the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which the Senate passed in a 69-30 vote last month, "doesn't deserve to pass" on its own. They specifically pointed to "inadequate" investments and "almost embarrassing" pay-fors.

"No, selling off our strategic oil reserves is not better than taxing billionaires. The bipartisan bill is, quite simply, a bad bill. And the only possible justification for voting for a bad bill is the commitment that a good bill will result," the letter reads.

The group's push comes as lawmakers on Capitol Hill are negotiating the multitrillion-dollar spending package, which Democrats are looking to pass through reconciliation to prevent a potential Republican filibuster. Using reconciliation would require a simple majority vote for passage.

A group of moderates in the Democratic Party, however, is threatening to tank the reconciliation package if the bipartisan infrastructure bill is not passed. Some members - namely Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) - are taking issue with the package's price tag, arguing that it is too high.

Patriotic Millionaires, however, rejects that criticism, contending that the objection to the reconciliation package is a cover for not wanting to raise taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations.


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Russell Brand has a lovely take on AOC:

https://www.youtube.com/w...XgHoSSAYJs

Humility my friends.

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How much will this affect people like Bezos and Soros

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