“Real Time” host Bill Maher called out U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., over the politically charged “Tax the Rich” dress she wore at the Met Gala.
Maher began the conversation by slamming the elite New York City ball where all the “servers” wore masks while the celebrity guests did not.
“There’s something about this that’s not liberal to me,” Maher said. “Do the germs know who the good people are?”
The HBO star then pivoted to the congresswoman’s dress and cited a statistic from New York City that shows “the richest 65,000 New Yorkers out of 8 million people pay 51 percent of taxes.”
“It’s not like we don’t tax the rich at all,” Maher said. “I’m all for ending income inequality, but let’s not lie. The rich pay a lot of the taxes.”
“Yes, there are lots of things we need to amend about the capitalist system. We have crony capitalism in this country, no doubt about it. I’m just saying, you’re wearing ‘Tax the Rich’ on your ass and people are always saying the rich don’t pay taxes. The rich pay some taxes! They pay a big part of the freight already. I’m not saying it shouldn’t be more perhaps, but let’s not lie,” Maher added.