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WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Is Asked How America Will Pay For Her Socialist Dreams. Guess How Much Information She Has In Her Head.

Speaking with host Jon Lovett on Pod Save America, New York Democratic socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was asked for details as to how America would pay for her socialist dreams, such as universal healthcare and free college tuition. Although she spouted for roughly two minutes, the answer Ocasio-Cortez offered was this: she has no idea.

Lovett prompted the descent into puffery and sound and fury signifying nothing by stating:

We don’t talk about what defense costs; we’re about to hit a trillion dollars in debt because of the corporate tax cuts; yet when we talk about pre-K, healthcare, college, suddenly it’s unrealistic because of the cost. And it’s not just bad faith Republicans that make that argument; you hear it from Democrats as well. What’s your response to that?

Ocasio-Cortez started like a house afire: “Well, I think it’s that exact same thing.”

That makes it abundantly clear.

She continued, “It’s that we… you know they say, ‘How are you going to pay for it?’ as though they haven’t used those same ways to pay for unlimited wars, to pay for trillion dollar tax cuts and tax cut extensions. They use these mechanisms to pay for these things all the time.”

What “same ways”? What “mechanisms”?

But we digress.

Ocasio-Cortez waxed eloquent with more brilliantisms: “They only want to know — it just seems like their pockets are empty when we’re talking about education and investing in human capital in the United States: education, healthcare, housing, and investing in the middle class.”

It would seem the students who want to game the system by getting college education for free are the ones with empty pockets while in her dreams the adults in the room have to ante up, and what she means by “investing in the middle class” is anyone’s guess, but she had more:

All of a sudden, there’s nothing left. All of a sudden the wealthiest nation in the world, we’re just totally scarce. We have complete scarcity when it comes to the things that are the most important.

She might want to visit socialist Venezuela for a look at “complete scarcity” of things that are most important, such as food.

Ocasio-Cortez continued, “And so for me, I think it belies a lack of moral priority and it’s unfortunate.”

As opposed to making others pay for your dreams, which used to be called stealing.

Ocasio-Cortez then rambled on:

I think that — but I also think a lot of these folks, especially those perhaps on the Democratic side, perhaps they don’t even see it, you know? I don’t know. I don’t know if that’s a generous interpretation or not, but I legitimately think that they start kind of buying into conservative talking points. They get dragged into their court all the time. And I think it is because there’s this really myopic, and also, just misunderstanding of politics as this flat 2-dimensional left/right thing. And so they always feel like, “Okay, the Right says this thing. We have to respond to it.” And that’s why they’re winning. That’s why they’ve won for the last ten years, because they’ve dragged us onto their court. And we refuse to have our own strong message to force them to play defense on.

In all that verbiage, did you see an answer as to how the young socialist would pay for her dreams?

Didn’t think so.

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  1. Ostlander

    August 8, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Ocasio-Cortez is living proof that the world is awash in educated idiots. Too bad she didn’t learn simple economics at the temple of knowledge

  2. Kathy

    August 8, 2018 at 7:43 pm


  3. Beverly Arnold

    August 8, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    WOW!!! Does anyone think that she makes sense?? She has no idea how the economics of the USA work. All they seem to want is a free handout for anyone with a hand out, and that’s the problem. Where are we going with this is scary to those of us who have watched what it has done to other countries. Lets remember what Communism looks we really want that for our USA??
    Smart young people can sometimes be very stupid, and she’s one of them!!!

    • Georgla Stafford

      August 8, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      Absolutely – When I tried to post this to Facebook I was BLOCKED – Although Cortez spouted for roughly two minutes – her answer was this: ‘she has no idea’

  4. Ahzz

    August 8, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Ocasio-Cortez is more living proof that our education system today is a FAILURE!
    She didn’t learn anything about economics while in college. Just wanting FREE STUFF!
    (as we all can see)

    She’s just another typical “millennial”, talks a lot of sh!t & clueless as they come!

    “REAL” America will NEVER except her or her idiotic, loony, socialism ideology… NEVER!
    MAGA ~ Vote GOP!

  5. Sue P

    August 8, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Where does she think the money will be obtained? People on welfare? illegals? Corporations making millions of dollars and who have crooked lawyers to skip paying what they owe their employees and not paying their fair share of taxes ??? No the taxpaying Americans who are working to support their own families and barely making it.

  6. Michael

    August 14, 2018 at 1:17 am

    How dare she stop our endless wars!!

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