Socialist superstar and potential Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left economists and legislators scratching their heads this week; bizarrely saying the federal government will “just pay for it” regarding universal healthcare and free college.
Cortez was speaking with Jorge Ramos when he pressed the left-wing politician over whether she planned to raise taxes to pay for her ‘Medicare for All’ program, with initial estimates saying the entitlement would likely cost a whopping $32 trillion over ten years.
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— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 2, 2018
“People often say, like, how are you going to pay for it and I find the question so puzzling because ‘How do you pay for something that’s more affordable? How do you pay for cheaper rent?’ You just pay for it,” she said. “We’re paying more now.”
CORTEZ CONFUSION: Cortez Cites PARKS, ‘Eating Sandwiches’ as 'Examples of Socialism'
Liberal superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left American voters scratching their heads this week; bizarrely citing National Parks and eating breakfast sandwiches as examples of Democratic Socialism.
Cortez posted the strange comments on social media after returning from a “few days off” spent at Acadia National Park; citing the nature preserve and “supporting worker-owned businesses” as American “examples of Democratic Socialism.”
Back home after a lovely few days off enjoying US examples of Democratic Socialism, like:
– Acadia National Park
– Café Co-ops (Def Top 5 best breakfast sandwiches I’ve ever had ?)
– Supporting worker-owned businesses
– Bonus: Spotted a @PPact helping people, per usual✌?? pic.twitter.com/xmiYXutfpS
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 19, 2018
Cortez’ comments come just days after she came under fire for banning press and journalists from a series of town hall events; adding the speaking engagements were considered “sanctuary spaces.”
CORTEZ CONFUSION: Cortez Looks Forward to Her ‘Inauguration,’ Can’t Wait to 'Sign' Laws
Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left New York voters scratching their heads this week; bizarrely suggesting she will be “inaugurated” should she win her Congressional race and will eventually be “signing” bills into law.
Cortez was speaking with supporters Tuesday when she hailed the progressive movement that ushered her towards the Democratic Party’s nomination earlier this year; saying “what we have accomplished is such a massive responsibility.”
Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks that if she wins her congressional race this November that she will be "inaugurated" into office and will be signing bills into law.pic.twitter.com/Sp7OgW2gmR
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“That is the situation we have in our governance… There’s a lot of folks who don’t want to believe anymore. That’s why what we have accomplished is such a massive responsibility,” said the Democratic hopeful.
“It doesn’t mean you get everything tomorrow. As much as I would love that, I would love to get inaugurated January 3rd [and] January 4th we are signing health care, we’re signing this,” she added.