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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:06 PM

Months After GOP Approved $1.5T Giveaway to Rich, Ocasio-Cortez Shreds Those Questioning How to Pay

From the article:

Months After GOP Approved $1.5T Giveaway to Rich, Ocasio-Cortez Shreds Those Questioning How to Pay for Bold Proposals Like Medicare for All....

In an apparent reference to a "luxuriously obscene" indulgence Gizmodo reported on in 2014, Ocasio-Cortez mocked the notion that, months after applauding a tax law containing $1.5 trillion in cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, conservatives are now questioning her assertion that a country that can afford such benefits for the rich must also be able to provide healthcare and living wages to all its citizens.
The Medicare for All plan proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), whose presidential campaign Ocasio-Cortez worked on, is estimated to cost the government $1.38 trillion per year, while the current profit-based system costs about $3 trillion per year.


To read more:

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/07/10/months-after-gop-approved-15t-giveaway-rich-ocasio-cortez-shreds-those-questioning?cd-

The national debate determines what our priorities are, and what is considered affordable. The GOP can always find money for the war budget, and for tax cuts for the already too rich.

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guillaumeb Jul 11 OP
Crutchez_CuiBono Jul 11 #1
guillaumeb Jul 11 #3
Crutchez_CuiBono Jul 11 #8
emulatorloo Jul 11 #2
guillaumeb Jul 11 #5
emulatorloo Jul 11 #7
gratuitous Jul 11 #4
guillaumeb Jul 11 #6

Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:09 PM

1. Lets take healthcare off the budget...like they did Iraq

Democrats always pay off the debt anyway. Might as well go for broke w taking care of our people.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:13 PM

3. Agreed.

There is always money for war,
and money for the already too rich,
all that is needed is a national demand.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:44 PM

8. And go the next step...fund it with a special lock-box tax like Al Gore suggested almost 20 yrs ago.

And I mean LOCK BOX.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:12 PM

2. Yes. And the GOP irresponsibly blew up the deficit w that giveaway

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:14 PM

5. But tax cuts for the GOP funders

represent "good" deficits because they will fuel GOP demands for further austerity for the 99%.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:15 PM

7. Yes, exactly

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:14 PM

4. Is the GOP worried about paying for stuff again?

Their budget hawkishness kind of comes and goes, doesn't it? Should be taken about as seriously as the plaster cast that keeps switching arms.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:15 PM

6. The GOP only worries that the 99%

might benefit from a government program.

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