A reporter asked a handful of people who support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez how to pay for many of the “free things” she has proposed, and the responses were downright embarrassing.
Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips hit the streets of New York’s 14th Congressional District to speak with Ocasio-Cortez supporters and how they believe the government can pay for many of her radical proposals, such as “free” college tuition and medicare for everyone.
The responses were chilling.
“Oh god. I mean…,” said one woman. “Us,” said her male friend. “Us, I guess,” she agreed.
“All of the free things? Well, some of it should come from taxes, but the government should pay for it,” another young lady said. When Phillips noted that “the government is funded by taxes,” she responded, “Yes.”
“I don’t know where the money would come from, but they can figure it out,” said one guy with a laugh. When Phillips suggested “more taxes on the rich people,” the guy replied, “For sure, man. I’m like, they can afford it.”
“Tax corporations, tax the One Percent and find a way to support a living wage,” said another young man.
“The people, with a good idea and a good reason to spend their tax money, people wouldn’t actually mind paying more taxes,” said another Ocasio-Cortez supporter.
“There are so many more countries out there that are employing more socialism in their government and their politics, and they’re doing very well,” said the guy who said we should tax the rich the people.
“Is Venezuela doing that?” asked Phillips.
“Ooh, I don’t know too much about Venezuela,” he replied.
While the video was certainly comical, it’s also quite chilling that so many voters have no basic understanding of how the federal government works and how dangerous Ocasio-Cortez’s policies would be for America.
The 28-year-old socialist has been on just about every liberal cable news program and show since she defeated 10-term New York Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley, who was in line to replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker.
When she’s not openly calling for other Democrats to support her plans for socialism in America, she is calling for ICE to be abolished, President Donald Trump to be impeached, the minimum wage to be raised to $15/hr nationally, and government-sponsored “free” medicare and college tuition for everyone
Ocasio-Cortez — who claimed she was a “girl from the Bronx,” but was exposed for growing up in a wealthy New York City suburb — desperately wants America to look like Venezuela, where socialist practices have completely depleted the nation and run it into the ground.
As her radical ideologies and ideas are being heralded by the Left, she continues to make the perfect argument for why many agree that socialism can never take root in America.
While the liberal media fawns over Ocasio-Cortez as the new face of the Democratic Party, many will find it chilling that many of her supporters blindly believe the federal government should foot the bill for everything and give “free” medicare and college tuition to everyone.