Liberal superstar and NY Democratic Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found herself in more trouble this week, bizarrely suggesting the “ultra wealthy” and large corporations will pay for universal healthcare and free education across the United States.
Cortez was speaking with the Daily Show’s Trevor Noah when she was asked to explain “how do you plan to pay for all of these ideas?”
It really is hard to watch. pic.twitter.com/OGiPAArlce
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 27, 2018
“How do you pay for these? You always see people coming in with economic arguments, saying these numbers don’t really add-up… How do you pay for all of these ideas?” asked Noah.
“This is an excellent, excellent question,” said Cortez. “I sat down with a Nobel Prize economist last week […] But one of the things that we saw is, if people pay their fair share, if corporations and the ultra-wealthy — for example, as Warren Buffett likes to say, if he pays as much as his secretary paid, 15 percent tax rate, if corporations paid, if we reverse the tax bill, raised our corporate tax rate to 28 percent … if we do those two things and also close some of those loopholes, that’s $2 trillion right there.”
DNC CIVIL WAR: Lieberman Urges Party to ABANDON CORTEZ, Says She’ll ‘HURT AMERICA’
Former Democratic Senator and Vice Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman lashed-out at socialist challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in an op-ed published this week, saying her candidacy will “hurt Congress and hurt America.”
Lieberman penned his piece for the Wall Street Journal, titled “Vote Joe Crowley, for Working Families: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hurts the party, Congress and even America” in which he urged New York Democrats to support Joe Crowley; who was defeated in the primary process by Cortez just weeks ago.
“Ocasio-Cortez’s surprise primary victory over Rep. Joe Crowley seems likely to hurt Congress, America and the Democratic Party. It doesn’t have to,” writes Lieberman.
“Because the policies Ms. Ocasio-Cortez advocates are so far from the mainstream, her election in November would make it harder for Congress to stop fighting and start fixing problems. Thanks to a small percentage of primary votes, all of the people of New York’s 14th Congressional District stand to lose a very effective representative in Washington,” he adds.
Ocasio-Cortez fired back at her critics this week, saying “People who seek substantive change are almost always told some version of: ‘you’re crazy.’”
People who seek substantive change are almost always told some version of:
– “you’re crazy”
– “you don’t know anything”
– “you’re too [old/young/quiet/loud/whatever]”
To detractors, you will never be good enough. To friends, you are always enough.
So just do your thing! 💪🏽💜
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 18, 2018
IT BEGINS: Ocasio-Cortez Suggests GIVING VACANT APARTMENTS to NYC'S Homeless
Liberal superstar and Democratic Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised eyebrows throughout the Big Apple this week, seemingly suggesting New York officials dole-out vacant apartments to the city’s homeless population.
Cortez was commenting on New York City’s escalating homeless crisis on social media; bizarrely claiming that “for every 1 person experiencing homelessness here, there are 3 vacant apartments,” adding we need “bold 21st century solutions.”
New York City is experiencing the highest rate of homelessness since the Great Depression.
For every 1 person experiencing homelessness here, there are ~3 vacant apartments.
Inequality is a crisis, and a bold, 21st-century effort on poverty must advance.https://t.co/RLIKS18N4p
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 23, 2018
Cortez found herself in hot water in recent days after she referred to Israelis as the “occupiers of Palestine” and claimed the US unemployment figures were low because Americans were working “2 or 3 jobs.”