(National Sentinel) Bust: Socialists are some of the biggest liars on the planet, but they have to be in order to convince people to follow them.
“Democratic Socialist” congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is just the latest example of how selling “freebies” to the general public is much easier than actually providing them.
In an interview with CNN‘s Jake Tapper on Sunday, she repeatedly dodged his questions about how she’d pay for all of the government spending she is advocating — which would come with a price tag of some $40 trillion.
Per The Daily Caller:
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?”
That seems pretty straightforward, and kudos to Tapper for asking the question because voters have a right to know.
But she blew it off, rambling on about how a “Medicare-for-all” policy would ‘ultimately’ save money over time, claiming that “investments that are better for our future” would see to that. As every socialist does, she cited health care systems in the U.K., Canada, and France as the models she preferred.
The UK model is failing; the models in France and Canada serve 36.2 million and roughly 67 million people respectively — not 326 million people, which is the population of the United States.
And what does “investments that are better for our future” really mean?
Tapper pressed on, however.
“Right. I get that. But the price tag for everything that you laid out in your campaign is $40 trillion over the next 10 years. I understand that Medicare for all would cost more to some wealthier people and to the government and to taxpayers, while also reducing individual health care expenditures,” he said.
“$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 once again demurred.
Instead, she talked about people she claimed to know who have been crippled by the high cost of premiums and deductibles — both of which are the fault of Democrats who foisted Obamacare on the country with its mountain of rules and regulations (and which the late Sen. John McCain refused to help dismantle).
“We do know and acknowledge that there are political realities,” she finally said in a partial realization that she was being purposely vague. “They don’t always happen with the wave of a wand but we can work to make these things happen.”
How? That’s the question Tapper wanted her to answer. But instead, he finally had to admit he won’t get an answer for the other $38 trillion.”
Ocasio-Cortez, like every other socialist, cannot be truthful about her agenda because most Americans would not willingly vote to become a massive Venezuela.