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Old 12-03-2018, 01:43 PM
Shodan Shodan is offline
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Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, on How to Pay for Medicare for All

Let us all rejoice, because the lovely Ms. AOC has found $21 trillion under the mattress of the US military, so two-thirds of Medicare for All can be funded even before we start charging premiums. Setting aside minor quibbles like the fact that we haven't spent $21 trillion on the military in total since the founding of the Republic and that her economic education did not seem to include anything about basic bookkeeping.

She seems somehow to believe that we can squeeze $21 trillion out of a total yearly budget of almost $700 billion. This is the kind of fresh, outside reality the box thinking that we need in Congress.

Or else it is Ocasio-Cortez floundering in the depths of confident cluelessness, Part XXIII. It's hard to tell.



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