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Old 08-15-2019, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mhendo View Post
Some of my favorite Democrats are guilty of this sort of thing. When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was asked how she would pay for some of the her policies like the Green New Deal, her answer was basically, "You just pay for it!" I want a little more nuance than that from my politicians when it comes to economic policy.
I'm not sure if there can be a better answer to this. While I don't heavily disagree with any one point in Bernie's platform from last campaign, (even though it was too much spending as a whole), he had a detailed plan for how to pay for each bit, which seems a bit overboard since for instance I don't see what a tax on financial transactions has to do with free college tuition. (Actually, that's sort of a bad example because I don't think a tax on financial transactions is all that great. But I can't think of any other of his revenue proposals that I heavily disagreed with.)

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