Rep. Ilhan Omar doubled-down on her proposed tax hike over the weekend; saying a marginal rate of 70-92% on wealthy Americans is a “necessary tool” to finance Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and student-loan debt forgiveness.
“The #MarginalTaxRate is nothing new. For much of modern history, the rate has been between 70-92%. With wealth inequality at an all time high, this is a necessary tool to lift millions out of poverty, fund #MedicareForAll, a #GreenNewDeal, and cancel student debt,” she tweeted.
The #MarginalTaxRate is nothing new. For much of modern history, the rate has been between 70-92%.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 3, 2019
Rep. Omar made national headlines Monday after video surfaced of the legislator telling a journalist that global terrorism was a response to America’s “involvement in other people’s affairs.”