Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez On Paying Medicare-For-All: ‘You Just Pay It’

Money. How does it work? Don’t ask democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez because she has no idea.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jorge Ramos (Photo Credit: Facebook screenshot)

The Congressional candidate and darling of the Democratic Party thinks everything from the government is free, not understanding that taxpayers foot the bill for insane social programs and giveaways. In a recent interview, the dingbat economics major Ocasio-Cortez explained how to pay for the multi-trillion dollar blackhole known as Medicare-For-All by saying, “You just pay it.” That’s like a Nike slogan for communists, huh?

Ocasio-Cortez did an interview with Jorge Ramos on his prestigious Facebook show Real America. Ramos kicked off the segment by noting that Ocasio-Cortez “will most likely” be elected to Congress. What a bold prediction that is considering she is running unopposed for NY’s 14th Congressional district.

Real America With Jorge Ramos: No Matter Your Background

On #RealAmericaWithJorgeRamos, Jorge Ramos visits Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Queens as we walk with her in the district she is looking to bring change to. Ocasio-Cortez believes in giving everybody an opportunity no matter their background, status, or where they fall in the economic bracket.

Posted by Real America with Jorge Ramos on Thursday, November 1, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez has a reputation for saying dumb things, and she certainly didn’t disappoint. As she and Ramos were wandering through a New York neighborhood, she suggested that “the machines” are being used to suppress the minority community.

“I often say that power and power structures and machines, they exist to reinforce the power of those who have always had it,” said Ocasio-Cortez.

So she’s like a socialist Sarah Conner trying to stop the Terminators?

After explaining that “free” stuff from the government should be basic human rights, Ocasio-Cortez was asked if the Bernie Sanders backed Medicare-For-All plan was too expensive.

“No,” said Ocasio-Cortez emphatically.

Now wait for it…

“People often say, like, how are you going to pay for it, and I find the question so puzzling because ‘How do you pay for something that’s more affordable? How do you pay for cheaper rent?’ You just pay for it. We’re paying more now,” replied Ocasio-Cortez.

Wow, right? It’s like she has absolutely no idea how money works. The Medicare-For-All nonsense would cost $32.6 trillion over 10 years. That’s new spending on top of what we already pay for Medicare and Medicaid and yet Ocasio-Cortez says we can just pay for this — like it’s extra guacamole at Chipotle. It’s not shocking that she finds this question “puzzling” because she has a Millennial socialist understanding of economics.

Maybe using Ocasio-Cortez’s own analogy will help her understand how truly stupid her statement is. Let’s say she lives in a rat-infested efficiency apartment and shares a bathroom with everyone on the floor, paying $1000 a month. One day the landlord comes and says he’s raising the rent to $271 billion a month for the same crappy dwelling, plus a bunch of people will be moving in with her rent-free.

How will she pay for this rent increase? Even if she picks up some extra shifts at the diner, she’s still going to be a little short.

Bloomberg reported on a cost analysis of the Medicare-For-All plan and even they were shocked at how unaffordable it is. Doubling current federal individual and corporate income tax would not be nearly enough to cover this monstrosity.

Compounding her ignorance of how money works, Ocasio-Cortez suggests that adding trillions in new spending will actually save us money. Can we get a liberal media fact-check on that or do they only scrutinize President Donald Trump’s crowd-size estimates?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is using a theory from the little-known “I Dream of Jeannie” school of economics. To pay for bloated social programs, you simply cross your arms, blink, and BING everything is funded.

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