How Old Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Where Did She Grow Up?

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On Thursday, Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was officially sworn into Congress, changing history as the youngest woman to ever have a seat.

Just days earlier, Ocasio-Cortez embraced the term "radical" and advocated for up to 70 percent tax rates for the country's top earners to transform America's energy industry in order to implement her environmental agenda. Several social media users noted that Trump was not an official in 2005, whereas Rashida Tlaib was already a congresswoman when she gave her criticised speech on 3 January.

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"Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too!"

The New York's representative said in a "60 Minutes" interview set to air Sunday that a new marginal tax rate would affect Americans making more than $US10 million to help pay for the "Green New Deal".

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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) had the ideal response for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) over the weekend after her supporters threatened him following a social media disagreement between the two opposing politicians.

As a high-profile working-class woman of colour whose very presence in the Capitol upsets the status quo, Ocasio-Cortez is constantly scrutinised. But the media uproar surrounding the newly appointed USA representative shows no signs of dying down. "And when you have a progressive tax rate system, your tax rate. let's say, from zero to $75,000, may be ten percent or 15 percent, et cetera", Ocasio-Cortez said.

Ocasio-Cortez had participated in 2011 in a campaign at your University, in Boston, as a student had the idea to play in front of a video camera dance scenes from movies of the 1980s.

But rather than embarrass Ocasio-Cortez, the release ended up having the opposite of its intended effect.

"It is not normal for elected officials to have a reputation for dancing well and I'm happy to be one", she told The Hill.

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The other instance where Ocasio-Cortez was unable to answer the question of how she'll pay for her programs happened past year in an interview with Tapper. Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the radical decision to embark on establishing programs like Social Security.

He argued that her supporters were "radical".

Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic socialist, was asked about a comment from Sen.

"I got your back", she added, "The Bronx and Detroit ride together".

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