Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was again unable to explain how she intends to pay for $40 trillion in far-left big government programs during a Sunday interview on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” with host Anderson Cooper.
This marks the second time that Ocasio-Cortez was unable to explain how she would pay for the programs that she wants the government to pay for, with the other instance occurring during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. . .
Anderson Cooper asks socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez how she plans to pay for the $40 trillion in big government programs she supports.
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“We only ask how we pay for it on issues of housing, healthcare and education,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “How do we pay for it? With the same exact mechanisms that we pay for military increases for this Space Force. For all of these– ambitious policies.”
“There are Democrats, obviously, who are worried about your affect on the party,” Cooper responded. “Democratic Senator Chris Coons, said about left-leaning Democrats, “If the next two years is just a race to offer increasingly unrealistic proposals, it’ll be difficult for us to make a credible case we should be allowed to govern again.” . . .
“We pay more per capita in health care and education for lower outcomes than many other nations,” Ocasio-Cortez answered, as she still could not provide an answer about how to pay for her programs. “And so for me, what’s unrealistic is– is what we’re living in right now.” (Read more from “WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Gets Asked How She’ll Pay for Her Programs. It Was a Disaster.” HERE)