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FACT CHECK: NY Times RIPS Cortez’ Claim Pentagon Could Pay $32T 'Medicare for All'

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.04.18

Even the mainstream media piled on incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ recent comments that Pentagon spending errors could largely fund a ‘Medicare for All’ healthcare system; with the New York Times calling the claim ‘misleading.’

“Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the rising liberal star, cited a figure that refers to nearly two decades of internal financial adjustments, not actual spending,” writes the Times.

“For starters, the combined Pentagon budget from 1998 to 2015 was $9.2 trillionOne study by a libertarian economic think tank found that ‘Medicare for all’ legislation by Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, would cost the federal government $32.6 trillion over 10 years,” adds the author.

The point, I think, was more about how we care so little about the ‘how do you pay for it’ when we are talking about war and military spending,” said a spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez.

Read the full story here.

LIBERAL LOGIC: Cortez Claims 66% of ‘Medicare for All’ Could be Funded by ‘Pentagon Errors’

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.03.18

Incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed the Pentagon could finance nearly 70% of her $31T ‘Medicare for All’ proposal over the weekend; saying accounting errors could account for upwards of $21T in new funds.

Cortez made the bold assertion Sunday on social media, writing “21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions ‘could not be traced, documented, or explained.’ $21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T. That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon. And that’s before our premiums.”

Cortez found herself in hot water just days ago after posting another provocative tweet comparing the ‘migrant caravan’ along the US-Mexico border with “Jewish families” fleeing World War II.

CORTEZ CONFUSION: Ocasio-Cortez Compares ‘Migrant Caravan’ with ‘Jewish Families Fleeing Germany’

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.26.18

Incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised eyebrows throughout the nation’s capital over the weekend; directly comparing the ‘migrant caravan’ with “Jewish families fleeing Germany” during World War II.

Cortez posted her surprising statement on social media Sunday just hours after dozens of immigrants rushed the US-Mexico border, writing “Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime. It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany. It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda. It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria. And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America.”

President Trump doubled-down on his administration’s fierce response to those seeking to enter the US illegally Monday morning; saying he was prepared to “permanently” close the border should the crisis continue.

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