Axios: More Media for Ocasio-Cortez Than 2020 Dem Candidates

During a recent interview at Bill and Melinda Gates’ Seattle-area offices Bill Gates warned that decreased government support could lead to some “pretty bleak” scenarios

During a recent interview at Bill and Melinda Gates’ Seattle-area offices Bill Gates warned that decreased government support could lead to some “pretty bleak” scenarios

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates reacts to New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's tax policies.

"That's ordinary income", he noted. And the most important question of all, between the (arguably) most popular man and woman in US politics, who wore it best?

Gates also pointed out that tax rates can be progressive without over-taxing citizens.

Although no designer has come forward to publicize their participation in Ocasio-Cortez outfit, Glamour magazine reported that internet sleuths went looking for the most noteworthy item: a white cape worn in lieu of a suit jacket. Elizabeth Warren has proposed a "wealth tax" that slaps a 2 per cent tax on households worth $50 or more, and 3 percent for those with a fortune worth $1 billion or more.

'We can be more progressive without really threatening income generation - what you have left to decide how to spread around, ' Gates said, noting the tradeoff that many economists point out. Anyway, you should look at that.

The one thing that never gets much press - the IRS shows the statistics for the top 400 people of the highest income and the rate they pay.

"If you focus on that, you're missing the picture", he said without mentioning the Democratic socialist congresswoman by name.

Ocasio-Cortez used an appearance on CBS "60 Minutes" to pitch her plan to tax double-digit millionaires at a 70 percent rate - taking care to note the amount below that threshold would be taxed at lower amounts.

Gates said he was in favor of raising the inheritance tax - a sentiment he echoed during a recent podcast interview with the Verge, during which he also deemed Democrats calls for higher income tax rates a "misfocus".

And from a list of eight popular Democrats, Ocasio-Cortez attracted the second highest overall traffic, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, between when she was sworn in on January 3 and February 10 on the websites within Parse.ly's network. He does plan to give to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, however, which helps fight disease and poverty in other countries.