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Ocasio-Cortez called out for claiming Pentagon $$ error could fund Medicare for all

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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/oc...ng-pentagon-cash-would-cover-medicare-for-all
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was roundly fact-checked this week -- by even liberal-leaning publications -- for suggesting a reported $21 trillion in Pentagon accounting errors could fund most of her proposed "Medicare for all" health care program.




Ocasio-Cortez, one of the highest-profile figures among the new wave of liberal Democrats entering Congress in 2019, cited a Nation story about how $21 trillion in "Pentagon financial transactions" between 1998 and 2015 could not be documented or explained.

“$21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon.”

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-poli...47/pentagon-accounting-error-medicare-for-all <<< For Fox haters

https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...tezs-trillion-mistake/?utm_term=.10a8bae83c3c <<< For the biggest Fox haters

This is the level of bonehead the Democrats have now stooped to electing as their new generation of political hacks. This brainless wonder is now gushed over like a savior for the party. The trouble is that the young voter population on the Left is equally or more stupid than she is. They actually believe in socialism as the cure-all for the world's problems.
 
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This is the level of bonehead the Democrats have now stooped to electing

Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I'm one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you're a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what's going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what's going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it's all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don't, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.
 

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I'm not sure how many people are holding Ocasio-Cortez as the "savior of the Democratic party" per say. But I don't think a Trumpeteer should get into a fact checking war, lol.
 

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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/oc...ng-pentagon-cash-would-cover-medicare-for-all


https://www.vox.com/policy-and-poli...47/pentagon-accounting-error-medicare-for-all <<< For Fox haters

https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...tezs-trillion-mistake/?utm_term=.10a8bae83c3c <<< For the biggest Fox haters

This is the level of bonehead the Democrats have now stooped to electing as their new generation of political hacks. This brainless wonder is now gushed over like a savior for the party. The trouble is that the young voter population on the Left is equally or more stupid than she is. They actually believe in socialism as the cure-all for the world's problems.

When Mexico pays for the wall, you'll have room to talk. 66% is a good start.
ETA: It's also a lot more than Mexico's paid.
 

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I'm not sure how many people are holding Ocasio-Cortez as the "savior of the Democratic party" per say. But I don't think a Trumpeteer should get into a fact checking war, lol.

Anti-Trumpers sure as hell don't.
 

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Anti-Trumpers sure as hell don't.

It's less than a war and more of a tragic comedy pointing out all of Trumps misstatements, half-truths, and lies.

lol
 

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It's less than a war and more of a tragic comedy pointing out all of Trumps misstatements, half-truths, and lies.

lol

The anti-tards will lose that fight.
 

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The anti-tards will lose that fight.

lol

anti-tards, well I do suppose Trumpeteers are "tards"

lol

Trump and his cult lose the war for Truth pretty much every day.
 

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lol

anti-tards, well I do suppose Trumpeteers are "tards"

lol

Trump and his cult lose the war for Truth pretty much every day.

Anti-Trumpers are the retards. :lamo

"Ruuuuuuuuuussiaaaaaaaaaaa" :lamo
 

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I'm not sure how many people are holding Ocasio-Cortez as the "savior of the Democratic party" per say. But I don't think a Trumpeteer should get into a fact checking war, lol.

Did you read the other links, just close your eyes and go "Lalalalalalala" while putting fingers in your ears?
 

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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/oc...ng-pentagon-cash-would-cover-medicare-for-all


https://www.vox.com/policy-and-poli...47/pentagon-accounting-error-medicare-for-all <<< For Fox haters

https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...tezs-trillion-mistake/?utm_term=.10a8bae83c3c <<< For the biggest Fox haters

This is the level of bonehead the Democrats have now stooped to electing as their new generation of political hacks. This brainless wonder is now gushed over like a savior for the party. The trouble is that the young voter population on the Left is equally or more stupid than she is. They actually believe in socialism as the cure-all for the world's problems.

Then you are approving the $21 trillion in "accounting errors" by the Pentagon? Some piss poor beancounters in the Pentagon? Welfare/socialism for the MIC class and you accuse Ocasio-Cortez of stupidity? Corporatism is socialism for the rich, "Privatize the profits to the elite, socialize the liabilities to the 99%."
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Did you read the other links, just close your eyes and go "Lalalalalalala" while putting fingers in your ears?

I know the story. It doesn't distract from anything I said.
 

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Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I'm one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you're a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what's going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what's going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it's all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don't, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.

When Mexico pays for the wall, you'll have room to talk. 66% is a good start.
ETA: It's also a lot more than Mexico's paid.

lol

anti-tards, well I do suppose Trumpeteers are "tards"

lol

Trump and his cult lose the war for Truth pretty much every day.

Just wanted to lump all the deflections together. You people are full of excuses. What's that term that Lefties have been throwing out so much................whataboutism? That's the word the hypocrites have been using. Cortez has been an idiot since the start, and hasn't produced anything of substance ever in her life. So don't even bother trying to compare a billionaire to the brainless idiot you voted in from NY.
 

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When Mexico pays for the wall, you'll have room to talk. 66% is a good start.
ETA: It's also a lot more than Mexico's paid.

That's the problem. There is no 66%. There has never been near that much money flowing through the pentagon or even the whole history of the DOD. Even if there had been, the money isn't sitting around to be spent on something else. The whole basis was wrong interpretation of the information, poor math, and speaking without correct info.

I don't even have anything against AOC. She's like a harmless version of Trump and entertaining to watch. I get a bit of a kick out of reading how few of her "stats" ever get close to true on any of the fact checking sites.
 

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Then you are approving the $21 trillion in "accounting errors" by the Pentagon? Some piss poor beancounters in the Pentagon? Welfare/socialism for the MIC class and you accuse Ocasio-Cortez of stupidity? Corporatism is socialism for the rich, "Privatize the profits to the elite, socialize the liabilities to the 99%."
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There are not many left in the Republican Party who are actually for fiscal responsibility and accountability.
 

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I know the story. It doesn't distract from anything I said.

Sure it does, unless you're just getting personal with me, which wouldn't surprise me. Fact checkers are kicking her ass.
 

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Sure it does, unless you're just getting personal with me, which wouldn't surprise me. Fact checkers are kicking her ass.

"Get personal with you"

lol

No, the Fact Checkers may have a bit of work because of her, but they're earning major overtime due to Trump. Also, she's not the "savior of the Democratic party". lol
 

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Just wanted to lump all the deflections together. You people are full of excuses. What's that term that Lefties have been throwing out so much................whataboutism? That's the word the hypocrites have been using. Cortez has been an idiot since the start, and hasn't produced anything of substance ever in her life. So don't even bother trying to compare a billionaire to the brainless idiot you voted in from NY.

I wasn't excusing anything. The subject is stupidity in elected officials. My stand is that Republicans win hands down.
 
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Just wanted to lump all the deflections together. You people are full of excuses. What's that term that Lefties have been throwing out so much................whataboutism? That's the word the hypocrites have been using. Cortez has been an idiot since the start, and hasn't produced anything of substance ever in her life. So don't even bother trying to compare a billionaire to the brainless idiot you voted in from NY.

The height of stupidity is a Trump supporter criticizing any other elected official's intelligence. You're not even trying to cover up your hypocrisy, which is great. Keep embarrassing yourself.
 

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The height of stupidity is a Trump supporter criticizing any other elected official's intelligence. You're not even trying to cover up your hypocrisy, which is great. Keep embarrassing yourself.

It's pretty hilarious. Trump has spouted more half-truths and lies than most others, but now we're supposed to care because some Democrat is talking out her ass.
 

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Just wanted to lump all the deflections together. You people are full of excuses. What's that term that Lefties have been throwing out so much................whataboutism? That's the word the hypocrites have been using. Cortez has been an idiot since the start, and hasn't produced anything of substance ever in her life. So don't even bother trying to compare a billionaire to the brainless idiot you voted in from NY.

You have to excuse lefties some, when faced with an issue for which they have no valid answer deflection, to change the subject, is the only tool they have left.
 

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The height of stupidity is a Trump supporter criticizing any other elected official's intelligence. You're not even trying to cover up your hypocrisy, which is great. Keep embarrassing yourself.

Yet you have failed to change or stop Trump from carrying out the vast majority of his plans. The Left with all its might, with the entire MSM, universities and other have galactically failed to stop this "ignorant" man. :lamo
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong. Urban Institute estimates that Medicare for all would cost $32 trillion over 10 years. That averages out to $3.2 trillion per year. CMS reports that we spent $3.3 trillion on health care in 2016. It seems to me we have the cost for Medicare for All pretty much covered by existing spending. The Cortez comment is actually very conservative in that respect.
 

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Yet you have failed to change or stop Trump from carrying out the vast majority of his plans. The Left with all its might, with the entire MSM, universities and other have galactically failed this "ignorant" man. :lamo

If only the left had put up more of a fight against Trumps plan to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it, institute a Muslims ban, repeal Obamacare, deport Syrian refugees, cancel Fed funding of sanctuary cities, terminate DACA, and bring back waterboarding
 

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If only the left had put up more of a fight against Trumps plan to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it, institute a Muslims ban, repeal Obamacare, deport Syrian refugees, cancel Fed funding of sanctuary cities, terminate DACA, and bring back waterboarding

I didn't say he's completed everything, but his term isn't over yet. He never planned to ban Muslims, so that's bull****. The individual mandate elimination basically takes most of the power out of Obamacare. Where was waterboarding in his platform or the RNC's?
 
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