After the New England Patriots won yet again on Sunday, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) took to Twitter to ask if the six-time Super Bowl champions should be taxed at 70 percent "so that NFL competition is more fair and equal."
Should someone propose a 70% tax on the Patriots so that NFL competition is more fair and equal? Asking for a friend.— Dan Crenshaw (@Dan Crenshaw)1549253835.0
Apparently missing the point of Crenshaw's joke, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) jumped to defend her proposed tax policy by citing "the average NFL salary." She even threw in a reference to Colin Kaepernick just to show how unfair this country can be.
The average NFL salary is $2.1 million, so most players would never experience a 70% rate. The owners who refuse t… https://t.co/IIDqoSJgwN— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1549286894.0
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