Socialist superstar and potential Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left economists and legislators scratching their heads this week; bizarrely saying the federal government will “just pay for it” regarding universal healthcare and free college.
Cortez was speaking with Jorge Ramos when he pressed the left-wing politician over whether she planned to raise taxes to pay for her ‘Medicare for All’ program, with initial estimates saying the entitlement would likely cost a whopping $32 trillion over ten years.
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“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,” she said. “We’re paying more now.”