Beto is asked about the 70 percent tax rate of AOC and gives half of his answer in SPANISH – but avoids the question in two languages and is mocked at twitter
- The former Rep. During the first democratic debate, Texas was questioned about a proposed percentage of the highest marginal tax of 70 percent
- He first avoided English and said: & # 39; the economy must work for everyone & # 39;
- Then he switched to Spanish
- & # 39; Necisitamos including cada persona and el exito de esta economia & # 39;
- Interviewer Savannah Guthrie gave him another 10 seconds to answer the direct question
- Later, Senator Cory Booker also spoke in Spanish
Former Rep. Beto O & # 39; Rourke asked a question about a proposed top income ratio of 70 percent in the democratic debate – and then failed to answer it in two languages.
R & r Rkeke carried out his first question of the MSNBC debate when asked about the highest income tax rate – an idea that Rep. Alexandria drove Ocasio-Cortez for millionaires into a conversation just after she came to Congress, causing a debate on taxation.
& # 39; This economy must work for everyone. And now we know it isn't. And it's going to make sure that we all come together to make it happen, & said R & R & r 39, returning to the standard language of his campaign.
Then he switched to Spanish.
Rep. Beto O & # 39; Rourke provided his answer in two languages without giving a direct answer
& # 39; Necesitamos including cada persona and el exito de esta economia. Pero si queremos hacer eso necesitamos including a cada persona and nuestro democracia, & he said, while New Jersey Senator watched Cory Booker with a big-eyed expression. & # 39; Cada votante necesitamos la representation y cada voz necisitamos escuchar, & # 39; said O & # 39; Rourke.
Roughly translated, he said that we must involve every person in the success of this economy, but if we want to do that, we must include every person in our democracy. O & # 39; Rourke said that we need the representation of every voter and we have to listen to every vote.
However, he made some mistakes, first he had to correct himself to & # 39; votante & # 39; to conjugate, and then mix word order several times.
Interviewer Savannha Guthrie was not satisfied with the answer from O & # 39; Rourke
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said she could support a 70 percent rate on income of more than $ 1 million
NO INTIENDE: Senator Cory Booker and Sen. Elizabeth Warren watch during O & # 39; Rourke & # 39; s answer
He also said & # 39; nuestro democracia & # 39; when he & # 39; nuestra democracia & # 39; should have said – for & # 39; our democracy & # 39 ;.
& # 39; At the moment we have a system that gives preference to those who can pay for access and results. That is how you can explain an economy that has been ravaged by companies and the very rich, & # 39; continued R & r & 39, and then switched to voting rights.
He spoke about gerrymandering, same-day voter registration, and a new voting rights law.
Host Savannah Guthrie was not satisfied with his response. & # 39; That's time, sir. I give you 10 seconds if you want to answer the immediate question … yes no or succeed, & she said.
O & # 39; Rourke responded with more details, but no answer to the top marginal rate.
& # 39; I would support a tax rate and a tax code that is fair to everyone & he said. & # 39; Tax capital at the same rate that you tax the regular income. Take that corporation tax rate up to 28 percent, & he said, citing the company but not the individual rate.
Later, Senator Cory Booker also spoke about immigration in Spanish.
& # 39; The situation is unacceptable, & # 39; he said, calling the situation unacceptable. He said the president had & # 39; demonized & # 39 ;, in Spanish.
He called for the termination of ICE and Border Patrol policies that he said were violating human rights. & # 39; When people come to this country, they do not leave their human rights at the border & # 39 ;, Booker said.
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