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Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Billionaires Who Want to Run for President…Should Start with City Council First’

By Craig Bannister | January 30, 2019 | 10:27am EST
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N-NY) (Screenshot)

Billionaires like Howard Schultz who want to run for president should “work their way up” from city council, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Wednesday.

Reacting to news that Schultz says he needs to run as an Independent, instead of as a Democrat, because of Ocasio- Cortez’s tax hike plan, Rep. Cortez tweeted that Americans should insist billionaires start small:

Why don’t people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to “work their way up” or that “maybe they should start with city council first”?

The New York Democrat’s tweet was in reply to a story by The Daily Beast reporting on her plan for a 70-percent marginal tax rate on people like Schultz:

Howard Schultz blames Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for his decision to run as Independent and it has to do with her plan to tax the rich

Billionaire former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he can’t run for president as a Democrat because he doesn’t like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to slap a 70-percent marginal tax rate on income above $10 million.

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