Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post’s Fact Checker columnist, jumped into action Saturday after Rep. Steve Scalise retweeted a piece from Twitchy sister site Hot Air regarding Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s planned tax hike on income over $10 million. Her plan is for a 70 percent tax rate, although her policy team (jokingly) apologized for not yet talking her up to 90 percent.

To be fair, Scalise is oversimplifying here, but it seems a formal fact-check was warranted anyway.

So wait … then where is all of the money for Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal going to come from?


This thread was inspired by another tweet, but it’s worth working in here:

But Ocasio-Cortez has already made her plan to fund Medicare for All perfectly clear: “You just pay for it.”