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Carl Davidson 11/23/18 @ 11:22am: “YA GOTTA LOVE HER … Who’s the ‘dummy’ now? Our Alexandra [sic] thrashes Cuomo.”
[RWC] CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) how she would pay for all of the programs she wants, like Medicare for All, tuition free to the student, green new deal, housing, and so on.
Spoiler alert – AOC didn’t answer the question.
After AOC responds to the question, the talking head (David Doel) gushes, “Oh my god. Honestly, I think that is the best answer to that ‘how do you pay for it’ I have ever seen from anyone. From better than anything I’ve seen from Bernie. Better than anything I’ve ever seen from any other politician. That is how you answer that question. You make the person that person feel stupid. … ” Yes, you read that right. Ask someone “how do you pay for” some government program, and the best “answer” is one by which “You make the person … feel stupid.”
During AOC’s non-answer, she said a Koch brothers’ funded study “shows that Medicare for All is actually much more is actually much cheaper than the current system that we pay right now.” PolitiFact reviewed a similar claim when Sen. Bernie Sanders (Socialist-VT) said, “a study that shows that Medicare for All would save the American people $2 trillion over a 10-year period.” That’s $2 trillion out of $32.6 trillion. PolitiFact rated the claim “Half True” because BS cherrypicked one of two outcomes. AOC’s claim is worse. While $2 trillion is a lot of money, I don’t think many people would say $30.6 trillion (a 6.1% reduction) for Medicare for All “is actually much cheaper than the current [$32.6 trillion] system we pay right now.”
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