Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) gave a brutal economics lesson to former Wisconsin GOP governor Scott Walker on Twitter Tuesday.
The new congresswoman responded to a tweet in which Walker bragged that he was educating fifth graders about taxes by telling them that Democratic policies were like taking $7 of the $10 a kid made doing chores.
Explaining tax rates before Reagan to 5th graders: “Imagine if you did chores for your grandma and she gave you $10… https://t.co/GbHGIUEQzY— Scott Walker (@Scott Walker)1547566748.0
AOC, who has triggered her Republican colleagues by suggesting that the super-wealthy be taxed at between 70 and 80 percent, went on to explain marginal tax rates to a "far-right former Governor."
Explaining marginal taxes to a far-right former Governor: Imagine if you did chores for abuela & she gave you $10.… https://t.co/2UtidCC6LD— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1547577667.0
AOC's proposed tax policies have been vetted by economists, including the Nobel-winning Paul Krugman, who say they would be excellent for the American economy.
Here are some of the other great responses to Walker's tweet.
@ScottWalker So you lied to 5th graders because you are a moron who doesn’t understand what AOC but wanted to use y… https://t.co/FszDSUJnqL— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1547575809.0
@ScottWalker Imagine anyone caring what you think about anything ever again.— shauna (@shauna)1547577487.0
@ScottWalker excited to hear how you'll mis-explain ratios to them— maura quint (@maura quint)1547575888.0