Politics

ONE GIANT LEAP: Ocasio-Cortez Eyes Seat on HOUSE COMMITTEE in ‘Charge of Tax Laws’

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.06.18

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -the self-described Democratic Socialist yet to be sworn into Congress- revealed this week she has her eyes set on a possible position on the House Ways and Means Committee; the committee largely in charge of US taxation laws.

“The Democratic Socialist’s spokesperson confirmed to Vice News that she will seek a seat on the House Ways and Means committee, which is traditionally packed with seasoned legislators with experience in writing tax code,” writes Fox News.

Cortez defeated incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley during the party’s nomination fight earlier this year. Crowley was among those who served on the Ways and Means Committee.

A specific seat in the group is normally reserved for legislators from New York City.

Cortez made national headlines just days ago when she bizarrely suggested the Pentagon could largely finance her $32 trillion ‘Medicare for All’ proposal.

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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.

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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.

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