Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Only Democrat To Vote Against Reopening Government

Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has said that America's highest earners need to pay their fair share but members of the elite group in Davos expressed alarm over her proposal

"That was the richest state in all of that area, that's a big, handsome area, and by far the richest - and now it's one of the poorest places in the world. You forget where 70 percent starts to kick in". "On a scale of zero to some, how many f*cks do you give??" "It's a very, very sad situation". She has repeatedly called for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, to be abolished and said earlier this month that it has "systematically violated human rights" and caused "death".

Maduro, elected past year in a vote widely seen as fraudulent, still controls the military and security services and has support among at least a portion of the public.

She's gotten a lot of attention for her call to raise the top marginal tax rates on earnings exceeding $10 million at around 70 percent, which was the rate in the past like during the Eisenhower administration.

On Monday, "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert invited Ocasio-Cortez to explain that a 70 percent tax rate for the richest Americans would simply be a way to correct the "excess" that the rich have been afforded in recent decades, asking Colbert's 3.6 million viewers, "What kind of society do we want to live in?" We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

She may not be in Davos, but the NY representative's influence is being felt on the slopes of the Swiss Alps.

Ocasio-Cortez also voted "no" on Wednesday to a larger funding package for government agencies, though it did not include Homeland Security, according to Newsweek.

Mr Michael Dell billionaire founder and head of Dell Technologies said he's more comfortable allocating significant resources through his private foundation than in handing over that money to the government

Separately, Trump sounded conciliatory notes on a variety of topics.

However, it's not the president's proposed U.S. -Mexico border wall she's supporting.

At this point, the repeated passing of funding bills in the House is just a matter of going through the motions, because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear the bills won't be voted on in the Senate.

Critics have derided Ocasio-Cortez's plan, saying it could deter Americans from working hard or pursuing higher education.

Wednesday marked the 33rd day of the partial government shutdown and the 800,000 federal employees who have gone without pay during it will see their second missed paycheck on Friday. "We have to give it all we got". She said she would "never apologize" for being herself, including her sentiments about Trump, but she did regret her language being a distraction for her Democratic colleagues. You know, go slow. She answered, "I'm not sure", adding, "I think as nuts as this guy is, one thing he does have an expertise in is media and branding and marketing". And he told reporters, yeah, I've given over $100,000 to the Democratic Party and I can tell you that they're not going to run on this in 20, 20.

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