Ocasio-Cortez's tax plan might seem unreasonable to Scalise, but it received support from The New York Times' Paul Krugman, who wrote a column Saturday in which he pointed out that it's backed by "only ignorant people like ... um, Peter Diamond, Nobel laureate in economics and arguably the world's leading expert on public finance".
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old congresswoman, is from New York's 14th congressional district and was born on October 13, 1989. But Ocasio-Cortez is carrying her knack for social media, which includes creatively responding to trolls, to her elected life. But instead of creating a scandal, the video ended up endearing her to more people.
The short was filmed at Boston University, and sees Ocasio-Cortez - who graduated from there in 2011 - join peers to pay wholesome homage to an iconic dance scene from the 1980s film The Breakfast Club, set to the French indie pop band Phoenix´s "Lisztomania".
"Here is America's favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is", read the post, with the user claiming it was a "high school video of "Sandy" Ocasio-Cortez".
Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic socialist, was asked about a comment from Sen.
Ocasio-Cortez's video was a response to an earlier post on Twitter of a leaked video of her dancing as a college student, in an attempt to embarrass the contentious, newly-sworn-in politician. "That doesn't mean all $US10 million dollars are taxed at an extremely high rate".
"What can I possibly say except thank you?"
For comparison, those additional gains are enough to tackle other moves touted by Ocasio-Cortez, including half of the $US1.4 trillion of U.S. student loan debt. In 2011, she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in worldwide relations.
After a backlash, she followed up with another tweet: "For the GOP crying that this is a "threat" - I don't have power to subpoena anybody". "Abraham Lincoln made the radical decision to sign the Emancipation Proclamation". I don't know about you, but watching it put a much-needed smile on my face, only made wider by watching her formally take office the next day.