Ainsley Earhardt, co-host of President Donald Trump's favorite morning show mistakenly claimed the New York Post column Michael Goodwin and her "Fox & Friends" viewers to newly elected rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.), the youngest woman ever elected to the US Congress, will "tax 70 percent of your paycheck."
Monday at "Fox & Friends", Earhardt asked Goodwin why he believes Ocasio-Cortez has such broad support in the Democratic Party. "When you hear, they will tax 70 percent of your paycheck – if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets his way – how do they have so much support?" She asked Goodwin.
Goodwin replied by saying that "young people today are not properly educated in schools" and "do not know the history of the country." "They don't know the history of other countries," he added. "They don't understand economy."
"She's charming and lovely in many ways," Goodwin said about Ocasio-Cortez. "She has an economics degree from Boston University and she clearly doesn't understand how the unemployment rate works. She said it's low because many people have two jobs. How do you get an economy from a big college and don't understand it's not How does the unemployment rate work? How is it possible? "
However, Ocasio-Cortez did not propose to take 70 percent of the average US income. In an interview with Anderson Cooper, who was sent last week in "60 minutes", the New York Congresswoman argued that high rates of taxation on the super-rich could help finance "Green New Deal" – an ambitious plan to combat the threat of climate change.
The 29-year-old Democratic Socialist said "Green New Deal", which aims to eliminate carbon emissions within 12 years, "must demand a lot of rapid changes that we do not even think of as possible right now."
"What is the problem with trying to push our technological capabilities as far as possible?" Ocasio-Cortez asked.
Ocasio-Cortez pointed to the progressive tax system in the 1960s to pay for the deal, suggesting the tax rate idea as high as 70 percent on the super-rich.
"You know you look at our tax rates back in the 60s, and when you have a progressive tax system, your tax rate … can range from zero to $ 75,000, it can be ten percent or 15 percent, et cetera, "said ocasio-cortez. "But when you get to that tippy tops on your ten million dollars, sometimes tax rates are seen as high as 60 or 70 percent."
"That doesn't mean that all $ 10 million is taxed at an extremely high rate," she explained. "But that means that when you climb this ladder, you need to contribute more."
Cooper asked if she proposed a "radical agenda in terms of the way the policy is done now."
"I think it has only been radicals that have changed this country," Ocasio-Cortez replied. "Abraham Lincoln made the radical decision to sign the emancipation proclamation. Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the radical decision to begin the creation of social security programs. It is radical."
Asked if she calls herself a "radical" Ocasio-Cortez said: "If it means radical, call me a radical."
In another part of the interview, Cooper Ocasio-Cortez asked for his democratic socialist beliefs: "When people hear the word socialism, they think the Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela. Is that what you have in mind?"
"Of course not What we have in mind – and what of mine – and my policies are similar to what we see in Britain, in Norway, in Finland, in Sweden, Ocasio-Cortez replied.
The socialist policies of Ocasio-Cortez were also under control on Monday. FoxNews.com, where Conservative writer Michael Knowles called the beginner Congressman "often wrong but never in doubt" in an opinion piece titled "Alexandria Ocasi o-Cortez, the voice of an ignorant generation. "