Ocasio-Cortez Swipes at Dan Crenshaw: 70 Percent Tax Rate is For NFL Owners ‘Who Refuse to Hire Kaepernick’

The highest profile freshmen members of Congress on each side of the aisle traded post-Super barbs on Twitter on the subject of taxes — with the NFL catching some flak in the process.

On Monday morning, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) swiped at Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) following the latter’s jab at Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed 70 percent marginal tax rate on the super-wealthy.

Crenshaw, shortly after the New England Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl in 18 years, asked the following:

“Should someone propose a 70% tax on the Patriots so that NFL competition is more fair and equal? Asking for a friend.”

Ocasio-Cortez came back at Crenshaw and took a shot at NFL owners to boot.

“The average NFL salary is $2.1 million, so most players would never experience a 70% rate,” the New York representative wrote. “The owners who refuse to hire [Colin] Kaepernick would, though.”

The twitter sparring could be an early preview of many such skirmishes between the two members of Congress — who both appear to be primed to be major players in their respective parties for years to come.

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