Fact Check: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's claim about the struggle of Americans with basic needs

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congresswoman for NY, tweeted about marginal tax, she claimed the following:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter

It’s wild that some people are more scared of a marginal tax rate than the fact that 40% of Americans struggle to pay for at least one basic need, like food or rent. Imagine if we focused positively, away from fear of the former toward solving the latter. https://t.co/91SoKmhGxx

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“40% of Americans struggle to pay for at least one basic need, like food or rent”

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