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Ocasio-Cortez floats 70% tax on NFL owners who ‘refuse’ to hire Kaepernick

Is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed 70 percent “wealth tax” racially motivated?

On the morning after the Super Bowl, the New York lawmaker took to Twitter to remind people that under her tax plan, NFL owners “who refuse to hire Kaepernick” would be forced pay that 70 percent rate.

NFL players, she said, would not be subject to her socialist policy.

“The average NFL salary is $2.1 million, so most players would never experience a 70% rate,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.

“The owners who refuse to hire Kaepernick would, though,” she added.

Her tweet was in response to Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, who mocked that Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 percent tax should be applied to the New England Patriots, who won their sixth Super Bowl on Sunday.

She also referred to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who hasn’t been signed by any of the league’s 32 teams since he spent most of the 2016 season kneeling during the national anthem.

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