VIDEO: Jake Tapper Gives Up After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Skirts Funding Question

BY KAT SHEPHERD / SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 /

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CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday pressed New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on where she intended to get the money to fund one of her main platform policies, Medicare for all.

Tapper began by laying out the policies — such as Medicare for all, tuition-free public college and the cancellation of student loan debt — and the price tag, saying, “According to nonpartisan and left-leaning Tax Policy Center, the overall price tag is more than $40 trillion in the next decade. You recently said in an interview increasing taxes on the very wealthy, increased corporate tax rate would make $2 trillion over the next 10 years. Where is the other $38 trillion going to come from?”

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Ocasio-Cortez dismissed the question, arguing that a Medicare for all policy would ultimately save money over time. She expounded on the virtues on “investments that are better for our future,” citing the U.K., Canada, and France as working examples of the model she preferred.

Tapper tried again, saying, “$40 trillion is quite a bit of money. And the taxes that you talked about raising to pay for this, to pay for your agenda, only count for two.”

Ocasio-Cortez, seeming to acknowledge that she had no answer in saying, “We do know and acknowledge that there are political realities. They don’t always happen with the wave of a wand but we can work to make these things happen.”

Tapper verbalized that he wasn’t going to “get an answer for the other $38 trillion.”

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4 Comments

  1. Donna R September 16th, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Just say it often enough and people will believe you. Maybe you’ll even believe it yourself. Why worry about the details when it all sounds so good? Don’t rain on her parade with negative facts.

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  2. Karen Richardson September 16th, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    How is it possible that she can be this stupid???

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  3. Quin September 16th, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Yes that’s how these folks get voted in Office. They are the imaginary fools.

    Reply

  4. Angel Chong September 17th, 2018 at 11:08 am

    My IQ just dropped 20 points after listening to her explanation.

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