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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Talks Good Trouble And 70% Marginal Tax on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

By Kristy Puchko | TV | January 22, 2019 |

By Kristy Puchko | TV | January 22, 2019 |


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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives. She took down an Establishment Democrat and is shaking up the party, riling people on the left and especially the right. And now, she’s returning to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk taxes, ice cream, and giving no f*cks.

Ocasio-Cortez represents areas of The Bronx and Queens, and you can hear the local love as the audience goes wild upon her entrance. From there, she explains how the government shutdown has impacted the new class of incoming reps. “The downside is we’re not able to get to work as much as we want to in the beginning,” she says, “but the bright side is that it gives us a lot more free time to make trouble.” Listen to her talking about good trouble and her pointers on how to Twitter like a pro.

In the opening, Colbert addressed the ongoing government shutdown. He revealed The Late Show’s fundraiser to feed furloughed government workers has raised $133,000 since Thursday.

Colbert also asked Ocasio-Cortez about the accusations that she’s disrupting “party unity” of the Democrats. Then they get into her 70% Marginal Tax and the idea’s Republican origins.

“On a scale of zero to some, how many f*cks do you give?”
“Zero.”

It looks like Colbert just gave Ocasio-Cortez her re-election motto.



Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.



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