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Democrats would do well not to pin their hopes and dreams on congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and not just because she’s the kind of person to mistake obvious political satire for a targeted smear job.

The rising Democratic star has shown she is ignorant on a great many issues, including her own campaign platform, which obviously is not a good look for a would-be standard bearer.

The article goes on to state the following:

Consider, for example, how she responded this week when she was asked on “The Daily Show” to explain how she intends to pay for her Democratic Socialism-friendly policies, including her Medicare for All agenda.

“If people pay their fair share,” Ocasio-Cortez responded, “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. That’s $2 trillion in ten years.”

She should probably confer with Democratic Socialist-in-arms Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., whose most optimistic projections ($1.38 trillion per year) place the cost of Medicare for All at roughly $14 trillion over a ten-year period. Two trillion in ten years obviously puts Ocasio-Cortez a long way away from realistically financing a Medicare for All program, which is why she also proposes carbon taxes. How much she expects to raise from this tax she didn’t say.

According to the report, Ocasio-Cortez went on to say more funding could come from the military, claiming a $700 billion budget increase for the military was unasked for. As the Examiner points out, the national defense budget was not increased by $700 billion. Congress approved $700 billion in total national defense spending for fiscal year 2018, and the FY18-FY19 budget increase was just $16 billion.

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  1. I have to cringe when I hear the progressive and socialist ideologists speak about all the free stuff they believe the people should have and that the people want because they can’t explain how to pay for it all. When they do begin to talk about paying for it they always talk about “paying their fair share” about corporations and companies. What they don’t talk about is how just like before the biggest hiring businesses would take their companies overseas again, probably this time all of their workers would be from the countries that they move their businesses to, not leaving any of the work here. Now once the businesses are gone that are supposed to pay for all this free stuff who do they think will pay? If they think that the middle class will pay they will be out of luck because there won’t be any jobs, which means no income to tax, which means more people getting the free stuff that can’t be paid for. Small businesses will sink because the tax burden will be too high for them to pay, others will sink because people won’t have money to buy what they are selling. So just like every where else that socialism has been tried it will fail and the country will be just another failed experiment by idiots. It is so sad that they believe that the redistribution wealth will solve all the ills of the world when it will only accelerate the demise of our country. I find it so hard to believe that an adult like Sanders would believe the crap that comes out of his mouth, he wouldn’t be the first to take his wealth and begin handing it out to those less fortunate, there isn’t one single politician that would be willing to give up the money that they have to create the ideal that they spout off about. Then the final thing that seems to always happen is that there is one person that wants to be the lone leader of the country and then we go into a dictatorship. All of this would be able to be done because the rights that we have would have been eroded by the same idiots that want to give our country away to the cesspool.

    • Wow you said a mouthful! You really painted the picture of the realities! And then there’s our healthcare issues! Oh my!

  2. Teresa you are so right. You need to share your comment over and over again. Just maybe it will wake some of these people who think everything should be free.

  3. Teresa hit the nail on the head, I sort of hope the democrats pin their hopes on this crazy bartender, who knows nothing about economics, probably can’t even balance her own check book. She wants to turn us into the United Socialist States of America(Communism)with her collectivism and working for the good of the state, a universal income, but all productivity going to the state and the people living on the Universal Income, that will be just enough to get by on!

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