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mzkitty

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AOC’s 'Tax the Rich' Dress Does the Talking at New York’s Met Gala

The Democrat used the charity event — where tickets cost $35,000 each and business tycoons mingle with celebrities — to make a political statement.

September 13, 2021, 8:43 PM PDT

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The emblazoned message on the white fabric was bold, blood red and on brand: TAX THE RICH.

Progressive Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used the Met Gala — the buzziest event in the New York glitterati calendar — to make a political statement by wearing a dress with the message splashed across the back.

The message itself wasn’t surprising — Ocasio-Cortez has been one of the biggest supporters of raising taxes on the rich to help pay for more social services and narrowing the massive wealth gap between America’s rich and poor. But the latest setting in which AOC — as she is known — chose to express it drew attention.

The annual event at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is the haunt of celebrities, designers, billionaires and various other members of the jet set that are willing to pay $35,000 a pop for the privilege to attend.

The benefit pays for the annual budget of the museum’s Costume Institute, according to the Met’s president and chief executive officer, Daniel Weiss. Justin Bieber performed at Monday’s event, which included a preview of the exhibition “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” that opens to the public on Saturday.

“We need to have a conversation in this country about working families,” Ocasio-Cortez said when asked to comment on her dress and its message.

The gown was designed by Aurora James, founder of New York shoe and handbag line Brother Vellies and the Fifteen Percent Pledge, which asks retailers to dedicate 15% of their shelves to products made by Black-owned businesses.

Ocasio-Cortez is making the statement just as deep divisions within the Democratic party are exacerbating uncertainty about the overall size and scope of President Joe Biden’s tax and spending proposals.

House Democrats on Monday released a package of tax increases that falls short of Biden’s ambition, an acknowledgment of how politically precarious the White House’s $3.5 trillion economic agenda is for party moderates. The plan also omitted the president’s proposal to impose capital gains taxes on appreciated assets held by wealthy individuals until death, ending a benefit known as “step-up in basis.”

Several House Democrats have said they won’t vote for Biden’s hoped-for $3.5 trillion spending program for education, health and climate programs if it doesn’t address the $10,000 cap on the federal deduction for state and local taxes, or SALT. But some party progressives, including Ocasio-Cortez, have called the SALT deduction a give-away to the rich because they say most of the benefits flow to high-income households.

“On message for her, she’s a political genius,” billionaire Mike Novogratz said of Ocasio-Cortez’s message at the Met gala. The founder of Galaxy Digital Holdings didn’t attend the event.

But several other of his fellow billionaires did, including Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman, Alejandro Santo Domingo — who oversees the fortune of Colombia's richest family, Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, and Barry Diller, chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp. None of them made a statement with their outfit.

 

Bps1691

Veteran Member
There isn't enough real assets to satisfy the demon-crats desires to spend in the entire country.

This AOC bozo-ete is 1/2 as smart as a box-o-rocks and is even more wrong on every issue than the senile installed president blundering Biden!
 
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db cooper

The Other Resident Spook
The two on either side of the clueless one have that moral high ground look, that look the rich and arrogant give the lesser peasants. It's disgusting what money, then more money, then all the money they can swindle out of us does for their egos.

I've had neighbors that are literally filthy rich (in my opinion). People that are millionaires a few times over. They are some of the nicest people I ever knew. Live in modest homes, drive common vehicles, etc.
 

bw

Fringe Ranger
The two on either side of the clueless one have that moral high ground look, that look the rich and arrogant give the lesser peasants.
They're trophies for whatever man currently has them, and they're shopping for a richer one.
 

ShadowMan

Crusty ol' Codger
There should be a minimum IQ requirement to be in congress.....and it should at least be double digits. (That should also apply to the POTUS and SCOTUS.)
 

db cooper

The Other Resident Spook
They're trophies for whatever man currently has them, and they're shopping for a richer one.
I fully agree with your comment. There are men actually lured towards trash like that, women whose life skills are lesser than that of a working girl in the red light district.

I do not recall any of the women in Trump's circle giving that arrogant look.

Speaking of gutter trash and getting back to the thread topic (AOC), that ugly little brainless twit just does not fit with those surrounding her. She's a misfit no matter where she's at.
 

NoDandy

Has No Life - Lives on TB
There should be a minimum IQ requirement to be in congress.....and it should at least be double digits. (That should also apply to the POTUS and SCOTUS.)
Completely agree !! But that would leave the WH & VP residence empty, and would eliminate 99 % of the house & senate .
 

Josie

Has No Life - Lives on TB
The stupid chick is a friggin' copycat!! Remember Joy Villa and her dresses that make policial statements and she doesn't care if she triggers someone or not? Villa wore this dress to the 2019 Grammys. She was also the one that wore the MAGA dress in 2017, which for some strange reason I cannot get to copy over here.

ETA...The front of AOC's dress is kinda dumb. It has pocket flaps.
 

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Jeff B.

Don’t let the Piss Ants get you down…
I fully agree with your comment. There are men actually lured towards trash like that, women whose life skills are lesser than that of a working girl in the red light district.

I do not recall any of the women in Trump's circle giving that arrogant look.

Speaking of gutter trash and getting back to the thread topic (AOC), that ugly little brainless twit just does not fit with those surrounding her. She's a misfit no matter where she's at.
I saw that picture and commented to HQ6 that as bad as Occasional Cortex's dress was, the one in red looked like something from Frederick's of Hollywood...

HQ6 said, huh? Is that a thing anymore?

Anyway, she agreed they looked like trollops.

Jeff B.
 

Elza

Veteran Member
I’m starting to think AOC is just an elaborate Republican prank
This would be hilarious if true. However, the Republicans possess neither the imagination, the intelligence, or the balls to pull off something like this.
 
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