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Democrats say ‘tax the rich,’ but their plan may fall short

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Washington (AFP) – A proposal making its way through Congress and even adorning the dress of one of its most prominent lawmakers, “tax the rich” has become a rallying cry for Democrats as they seek to remake the United States’ social safety net. It received a prominent airing on Monday when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic House representative who often decries the country’s economic inequalities, wore a gown bearing the slogan written in scarlet capital letters to New York’s splashy Met Gala. “The time is now for childcare, healthcare, and climate action for all. Tax the Rich,” Ocasio-C…

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