Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Asked How She Would Pay For Socialism! Hint: She Has No Clue!

Article by Bryan Howard

August 8, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the Socialist from New York was on Left-Wing show “Pod Save America” where she was asked how her Socialist ideas would be paid for. Alexandria responded with a 2-minute rant where she had zero answers.

John Lovett host of Pod Save America asked:

“We don’t talk about what defense costs; we’re about to hit a trillion dollars in debt because of the corporate tax cuts; yet when we talk about pre-K, healthcare, college, suddenly it’s unrealistic because of the cost. And it’s not just bad faith Republicans that make that argument; you hear it from Democrats as well. What’s your response to that?”

Alexandria response:

“Well, I think it’s that exact same thing.” She continued, “It’s that we… you know they say, ‘How are you going to pay for it?’ as though they haven’t used those same ways to pay for unlimited wars, to pay for trillion dollar tax cuts and tax cut extensions. They use these mechanisms to pay for these things all the time.”

Notice how this is not an answer. This is her typical buzz words with no facts nor knowledge, she provided zero examples to her claims.

Alexandria Continues:

“They only want to know — it just seems like their pockets are empty when we’re talking about education and investing in human capital in the United States: education, healthcare, housing, and investing in the middle class.”

Never in the history of man has socialism ever been investing into the middle class. Socialism has always destroyed middle class.


“All of a sudden, there’s nothing left. All of a sudden, the wealthiest nation in the world, we’re just totally scarce. We have complete scarcity when it comes to the things that are the most important.”

“And so for me, I think it belies a lack of moral priority and it’s unfortunate.”

“I think that — but I also think a lot of these folks, especially those perhaps on the Democratic side, perhaps they don’t even see it, you know? I don’t know. I don’t know if that’s a generous interpretation or not, but I legitimately think that they start kind of buying into conservative talking points. They get dragged into their court all the time. And I think it is because there’s this really myopic, and also, just misunderstanding of politics as this flat 2-dimensional left/right thing. And so they always feel like, “Okay, the Right says this thing. We have to respond to it.” And that’s why they’re winning. That’s why they’ve won for the last ten years, because they’ve dragged us onto their court. And we refuse to have our own strong message to force them to play defense on.”

During this entire 2-minute rant she never explained how she would pay for her Socialist ideas out-side of maybe removing the military all together. Which removing the military would only cover a small fraction of the cost. I will offer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the same deal I offer all proclaimed Socialists. I will buy you a one way ticket to Venezuela as long as you give up your citizenship to the United States.