Watch Ocasio-Cortez Flub Her Way Through Simple Question On Democratic Socialism

The "new face" of the Democratic party, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, botched yet another simple question about her political views that sheer spunk and tenacity couldn't overcome. 

During an appearance on last night's Daily Show, host Trevor Noah pitched Ocasio-Cortez perhaps the slowest softball he could - asking her to explain how she's planning on paying for her "Medicare for All" agenda along with her other ideas on funding Democratic Socialism, reports the Daily Caller

"This is an excellent question," she replied - the standard response to buy time while one's brain clicks away at various options. 

Unfortunately, the rest of her answer did not compute: 

“I sat down with a Nobel Prize economist last week — I can’t believe I can say that, it’s really weird — But one of the things that we saw is, if people pay their fair share, if corporations and the ultra wealthy — for example, as Warren Buffett likes to say, if he pays as much as his secretary paid, 15 percent tax rate, if corporations paid — if we reverse the tax bill, raised our corporate tax rate to 28 percent … if we do those two things and also close some of those loopholes, that’s $2 trillion right there.”

She also said it would take $3 trillion to $4 trillion and a carbon tax to create a “renewable energy economy” and claimed the Trump tax cut bill prevents the wealthiest Americans from paying “their fair share.”

“One of the wide estimates is that it’s going to take $3 trillion to $4 trillion to transition us to 100 percent renewable economy,” she continued. -Daily Caller

So we’ve got $2 trillion from folks paying their fair share, which they weren’t paying before the Trump tax bill,” she said. “They weren’t paying that before the Trump tax bill. If we get people to pay their fair share, that’s $2 trillion in 10 years. Now if we implement a carbon tax on top of that, so that we can transition and financially incentivize people away from fossil fuels, if we implement a carbon tax — that’s an additional amount, a large amount of revenue that we can have.

Ocasio-Cortez also said that she would "re-prioritize" military spending, shooting off the completely false claim that "Just last year we gave the military a $700 billion budget increase, which they didn't even ask for." "They’re like, ‘We don’t want another fighter jet!’ They’re like, ‘Don’t give us another nuclear bomb,’ you know?"

No wonder James Comey and the rest of the establishment left is absolutely freaking out over the "rising star."

Comments

Dilluminati Fri, 07/27/2018 - 18:46 Permalink

amazing

the cow eats it's own tail economics

tax the corporations and the carbon tax, as if that is dwindling revenue..

these same stupid cunts from the left, they demand violence in the streets like Maxine and then like this stupid cunt are now experts on economics because they spoke to "some economist" a week ago, and remember folks.. she has never created a single private sector job

send her to Venezuela 

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 brushhog Fri, 07/27/2018 - 19:00 Permalink

The bit about a 100-renewable energy economy. What? Where everyone rides a bicycle, uses canola oil for light, and opens the window instead of using A/C?

I met a grocery store cashier earlier this year (she only worked there one time and is gone now) that thought everyone should have to bring their own container so there wouldn't be excessive packaging. The idjit actually thought that was a good idea. It is like they are four-year olds and everything that pops out of their mouth is praised by mommy and daddy and they are told they are a genius. Sure, to your parents, when you are three or four, everything is cute. But to have adults talking and acting like everything they say is viable simply because they said it is insane.

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Cryptopithicus Homme HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Fri, 07/27/2018 - 19:01 Permalink

"Is um and you know like ummm... if everyone paid their fair share and stuff and you know got along and stuff we could socialize all the you know taxes and like everyone will be better off together and stuff."

There's millions of these word-salad suffragettes here in Canaduh.  Ask them and they will tell you, they are the most brilliant people who have ever lived. And what's scary is lots of them have Degrees and PhD.s too. The modern world is ****.

 

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Beam Me Up Scotty IridiumRebel Fri, 07/27/2018 - 19:36 Permalink

Who are the people who are going to work for "free" to provide this free medicare and free college?  The doctors and professors are going to generously "donate" their time to their profession???

NOTHING is free you stupid undereducated moron!!

Also:  if you want to tax the ever living shit outta Warren Buffet and all the rest of the Multi-Billionaires, go right ahead.  But you want to tax Mom and Pop and their business that maybe makes $500,000 a year in the highest tax brackets.  I call bullshit on that.  If you happen to make $1 million dollars per year (after taxes) it will take you over 80,000 thats EIGHTY THOUSAND YEARS to catch up to Warren Buffet.  You and your Big Government Crooks carve out tax breaks for the Warren Buffets and the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world.  Don't even try and deny it.  You think Kim Jong Un lives a middle class life?  The Castro Brothers?  Stalin?  Lenin?  No they all lived like KINGS on the backs of the people they ruled over!!!

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HopefulCynical El Vaquero Fri, 07/27/2018 - 20:02 Permalink

Be very aware: Whenever a leftist says, "Pay their fair share," it roughly translates to, "Fuck with the tax code (and employ twats like Lois Lerner) until it eviscerates everyone to the right of good ol' Joe Stalin."

FAIR SHARE is reliable Marxist-speak. It was all the rage during the Clinton era, which is how you know that all the blather about the Clintons not being actual leftists is bullshit. The Clintons are ACTUAL LEFTISTS: venal, crony, elitist, authoritarian, parasitic, psychopathic. Marxism has never been about anything except concentrating wealth in as few hands as possible, using the animal urges of the lowest common denominator to gain and maintain power.

That's why Wall Street dumped a pot of gold in Trotsky's lap to start the Bolshevik coup in Russia.

This girl is the very textbook definition of useful idiot. We should all pray that she wins, and that the actual leftists who actually run the Democratic Party have to contend with her starry-eyed naiveté on the floor of the House.

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Save_America1st NidStyles Sat, 07/28/2018 - 02:22 Permalink

c'mon NY...elect her...WE fucking dare you...do it...elect her dumb ass.  Do it!!!!!

NEW RULES!!!:  Dan Bongino podcast classic from 7/27/2018  Must listen!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYMfQgOI3Oc

New rules bitchez...we've been tolerant enough of these treasonous scumbags and monsters in government, and of their little scumbag protester losers attacking good people for no reason.  

And I'm not talking just about the "Left"...I'm talking about ALL of them on both FAKE sides of all this bullshit.  These scumbag pedophile monsters and gangsters on BOTH sides need to burn for their crimes against all of humanity, and that's globally...world-wide.  Not just in the U.S.  World-fucking-wide.

All of them.  Trump will take them down.  Trust the plan.  Gloves are off...they went full-retard and you know you never go full-retard.  They started it, and we need to finish it for good with these psychopaths, sociopaths, and pedo monsters. 

Q

WWG1WGA

Time to make all these fuckers pay

Remember....they wanted this.

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caconhma Stan522 Sat, 07/28/2018 - 08:50 Permalink

101 years ago, the Jewish Bolsheviks in Russia did not have any idea about socialism and how to get there but it was irrelevant since  they were interested only in seizing power and setting their absolute vampire dictatorship. The rest was just lies and propaganda.

Unfortunately, as always people were too naive and too stupid buying empty promises and paying for them with their freedom and their lives.

 

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American Psycho DollarMenu Sat, 07/28/2018 - 19:20 Permalink

I was having a conversation with the misses last night and explained to her that all the idea Cortez wants to implement would be negative for people in the lower income brackets.  A carbon tax, really?  Tell the average family living paycheck to paycheck that fuel for their car is going up 10% and to expect their heating / electricity bill to go 20 - 30% so we can roll out "better technology."  All the policies suggested by the Dems harm ordinary people; min wage, affirmative action, not permitting school choice.   It really is quite pathetic that the lemmings voting Dem / Socialist do not realize this fact. 

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Hal n back VZ58 Sun, 07/29/2018 - 09:12 Permalink

The real question is what is the background of the 28,000 that voted for her. Do a large portion work and contribute to society "paying their fair share" or are they "takers".

While we are at it, what is the definition of "fair share"?

If everybody paid 10% of income into income tax (aside from Soc sec and medicare for which you supossedly specifically  get something later in life) woudl that be fair??

 

This whole thing is like watching a 3 ring circus with a bunch of numb nuts running it.

 

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Moving and Grooving Stan522 Sun, 07/29/2018 - 08:40 Permalink

She has beaten the incumbent D in the Primary, nothing more. I suspect the loss says more about the voters attitude toward him than their love of her.

 

In November she will be facing someone else. That race hasn't even been discussed, but she's running around the country campaigning for / with other presumably socialist candidates like she's Hillary or Bernie. She's got nothing but Jack and shit, and Jack left town. This will be exquisite to watch.

 

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NoPension Team_Huli Sat, 07/28/2018 - 08:33 Permalink

Anybody ever wonder what the dog that chases the car.....does if he catches it? 

She ran. Never, ever believed she’d have even a chance of winning. In the end, something to talk about with her friends.  Fate intervened...stars lined up...whatever, and this nitwit gets the slot. 

 I agree....let the line out. 

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Nunyadambizness Team_Huli Sat, 07/28/2018 - 17:55 Permalink

She has no sense, poor education and a below average IQ, though she is cute (if you can get her to shut up).  I would guess that she has no idea that what she is saying is nothing more than duplicitous blather without substance (she thinks she's saying something really smart-- "...Nobel prize winning economist, you know, I can't believe....")  ; therefore, I would presume that she doesn't have the good sense to recognize that what she's saying is stupid, and she won't be embarrassed as she simply cannot comprehend it. 

Kind of like a dog that looks at you funny when you scold it for eating its own poop....  "What?  What's wrong?"

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