Friday, 22 February, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appointed to panel overseeing financial sector

GettyImages-1077095122 Joe Lieberman Takes Another Dig At 'Silly' AOC
Lloyd Bates | 16 January, 2019, 22:13

Walker quoted Ocasio-Cortez once more, then went on a bit of a rampage about socialism, effectively sub-tweeting the Democratic representative.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sparked a flood of hysterical and error-filled responses from the right when she suggested in a recent "60 Minutes" interview that America's top marginal tax rate should be hiked to 70 percent to help pay for bold progressive programs, but a survey published on Tuesday found that the majority of Americans are on the freshman congresswoman's side.

Their reported appointments to the House Financial Services Committee would be a setback for the industry, which had hoped the committee would be filled by moderate Democrats more sympathetic to their issues.

On Monday, Donald Trump dismissed pot-shots fired by Ms Ocasio-Cortez, after she called the president "racist". "It oversees big banks, lending, & the financial sector".

Luckily, Ocasio-Cortez sprang into action, schooling the recently ousted governor that his analogy was completely wrong and proving that her Twitter game remains supreme.

Bolton asked Pentagon to develop military options for strike against Iran
Washington withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in May a year ago and re-imposed batches of sanctions on Tehran . Pompeo, a former Army officer, has spoken of the need to counter Iran, but has not talked of military action".

Mesut Ozil breaks silence after Unai Emery snub against West Ham
But captain Laurent Koscielny told the club website: "We don't think about that". "We did not play well [against West Ham ]".

Dundee University researchers help prove benefits of high fibre diet
A good target for those wanting to reap health gains would be to eat 25g to 29g of dietary fibre a day, the analysis found. People who all are gym freak may note that the foods with low glycaemic index will get sugars, fats or sodium.

Asked at the White House to respond to her, Trump shook his head, waved dismissively and grimaced: 'Who cares?'

In the interview, Ocasio-Cortez insisted that the richest Americans had once been subject to a 90 percent tax rate - although she did not mention that liberal tax deductions of the era had alleviated that burden.

Ocasio-Cortez fired back on Twitter, telling her 2.4 million followers: 'I bartended for *years* in New York City.

Although he doesn't view Ocasio-Cortez as an imminent threat to markets, Valliere says if enacted, her tax agenda would add to the federal deficit, already projected to approach $1 trillion in 2019.

"I also think it's encouraging because this is my sixth day in Congress and they're out of all their artillery", she said.

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