New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came forth on Wednesday to suggest that her policy proposal of “Medicare for All” is “not a pipe dream.”
“I think at the end of the day, we see that this is not a pipe dream,” Ocasio-Cortez explained during her appearance on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time.”
“Every other developed nation in the world does this,” she added. “Why can’t America?”
“In a Koch brothers-funded study – if any study’s going to try and be a little slanted, it would be one funded by the Koch brothers – it shows that ‘Medicare for All’ is actually much cheaper than the current system that we pay right now,” Ocasio-Cortez said
Ocasio-Cortez is usually pressed about how she would financially support her policy proposals, which includes tuition-free public colleges, alongside universal jobs guarantee and housing as a human right.
“We write unlimited blank checks for war,” she argued on Wednesday. “We just wrote a $2 trillion check for that tax cut, the GOP tax cut, and nobody asked those folks, ‘How are they gonna pay for it?'”
“So my question is, why is it our pockets are only empty when it comes to education and healthcare for our kids?” she added. “Why are pockets only empty when we talk about 100 percent renewable energy that is going to save this planet and allow our children to thrive?”
“We only have empty pockets when it comes to the morally right things to do, but when it comes to tax cuts for billionaires and when it comes to unlimited war, we seem to be able to invent that money very easily,” she said. “To me, it belies a lack of moral priorities that people have right now.”
"We only have empty pockets when it comes to the morally right things to do, but when it comes to tax cuts for billionaires and when it comes to unlimited war we seem to be able to invent that money very easily," Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says. https://t.co/cgpyxY7z1g pic.twitter.com/dgVgv8EMRb
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 9, 2018
Here’s how Americans reacted:
Interesting how many people get upset when they hear a smart young woman talking sense.
— Victor Kaufold (@vkaufoldIV) August 9, 2018
Dam Alexandria you have Como speechless ✌️✌️
— Sonia (@JamaGirl1) August 9, 2018
You go young Lady.
— John Jenkins (@Oteachjohn) August 9, 2018
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK