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It Begins: Cortez Says ‘Ultra Wealthy’ Will Pay for Universal Healthcare, Free Education

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Liberal superstar and NY Democratic Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found herself in more trouble this week, bizarrely suggesting the “ultra wealthy” and large corporations will pay for universal healthcare and free education across the United States.

Cortez was speaking with the Daily Show’s Trevor Noah when she was asked to explain “how do you plan to pay for all of these ideas?”

“How do you pay for these? You always see people coming in with economic arguments, saying these numbers don’t really add-up… How do you pay for all of these ideas?” asked Noah.

“This is an excellent, excellent question,” said Cortez.

“I sat down with a Nobel Prize economist last week […] 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.”

It’s really hard to watch!

 

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