Bill Gates: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wealth tax idea misses the point

  • In an interview with The Verge, Microsoft founder Bill Gates says he supports “more progressive” taxes on the rich, but proposals targeting high income brackets, like a plan from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are missing the point.
  • Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic socialist, has proposed a 70 percent marginal rate on income over $10 million.
  • Gates says tax policies should focus on taxing wealth rather than income since the super rich tend to have more of their wealth tied up in assets instead of income.

Source: Bill Gates: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wealth tax idea misses the point

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS: Antonio Brown guilty, no show at speeding trial | WPXI

After allegedly throwing furniture off the balcony of his Miami-area apartment and before being revealed as a contestant on ‘The Masked Singer,’ Brown was cited for allegedly driving more than 100 mpr on McKnight Road in Ross Township.

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Police said Brown was heading southbound on Nov. 8, the day of the team’s Thursday Night Football tilt against the Carolina Panthers, when he was stopped near the I-279 interchange.

Source: PITTSBURGH STEELERS: Antonio Brown guilty, no show at speeding trial | WPXI

Man attacks reporters, knocks over cameras during Trump rally in El Paso

EL PASO, Texas — A male attendee accosted reporters standing behind cameras at President Trump’s rally Monday night.

The unidentified man ran down a set of stairs in the press section in the El Paso County Coliseum and jumped onto a platform where cameras were recording Trump’s speech.

The man shoved a handful of cameras, causing them to topple, and pushed reporters, knocking some of them over the roughly two-foot-high ledge.

Source: Man attacks reporters, knocks over cameras during Trump rally in El Paso

FACT CHECK: Is Kamala Harris Not Eligible to Serve as U.S. President?

The requirements for serving as U.S. President were established over 200 years ago and haven’t changed much since.

The constitutional requirements for the office of U.S. president are few. As stated in Article II Section 1 of the U.S. constitution, they encompass only citizenship, residency, and age:

No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.

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CNN’S CHRIS CUOMO SLAMMED AFTER SUGGESTING KAMALA HARRIS PROVE HER U.S. CITIZENSHIP

Source: FACT CHECK: Is Kamala Harris Not Eligible to Serve as U.S. President?

Thousands of Denver public school teachers go on strike in fight for higher pay – ABC News

Denver public school teachers left their classrooms and formed picket lines.

Thousands of public school teachers in Denver walked off their jobs on Monday and formed picket lines for the first time in 25 years to demand higher wages and stem the tide of educators they say are going to neighboring school districts to boost their pay.

Members of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association wearing “Red for Ed” T-shirts under or over bulky jackets kicked off their strike at 7 a.m. local time, forming picket lines around schools in the bone-chilling 21-degree weather and chanting, “If they won’t pay us, shut it down.”

Source: Thousands of Denver public school teachers go on strike in fight for higher pay – ABC News