The Five Take On Ocasio-Cortez’s Failed Attempt At Economics

The Democrat’s up and coming socialist Ocasio Cortez decided to try her hand at American Economics on Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show. But The Five noticed that she fell a little short when it came to the actual cost of healthcare. Ocasio-Cortez despite having an economics degree failed to realize that Universal Healthcare is going to cost us a lot more than the 2 Trillion she was going on about.

Here’s some of what Ocasio-Cortez had to say on The Daily Show.

“If people pay their fair share if corporations and the ultra-wealthy. For example, as Warren Buffet likes to say: “If he paid as much as his secretary paid…If we reverse the tax bill, but when raised out corporate tax rate to 28%, which is not even as high as it was before. If we do those two things and also close some of those loopholes, that’s 2 Trillion dollars right there.

If we implement a carbon tax that’s an additional amount of a large amount of revenue that we can have. Just last year we gave the military a 700 Billion dollar budget increase, which they didn’t even ask for… What we need to do is reprioritize what we want to accomplish as a nation.”

The Five then took her task on her numbers and belief.

Watters: “I heard today that she actually has an economics degree. That’s just astounding because it didn’t look like someone who is versed in economics talking about that. She was looking at her notes the whole time…I think what she is saying is that we can pay for free healthcare if we do this and we do this, and if we do this it is going to raise 2 Trillion. Well, guess what it is going to cost 30 Trillion for free Healthcare. So she is not even close to paying for it. I mean I do think she is a nice person and she means well, but I don’t think she knows anything about economics.”

Juan Williams, of course, tried to praise her the guest host had a decent point that most Americans want to keep their checks not pay more to the government.

Greg Gutfeld pointed out another flaw that all of her solutions were about taxes not wealth creation.

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This is the face of the up and coming Democrats. Tom Perez, the DNC Chairman, has even said as much but is this what our country needs more taxes?

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