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Ocasio-Cortez Supporters Have No Clue How to Pay for Her Socialist Ideas

New video shows progressives are stumped when asked where funds will come from — 'Us, I guess?' says one advocate

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Supporters of Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — the 28-year-old who surprisingly won her New York primary in June — love her ideas in theory. But they seem as unable as Ocasio-Cortez is herself to explain how all the equality she promises would be paid for, in the end.

Liberals hail Ocasio-Cortez as a rising political star in the Democrat party. Yet she’s recently been called out for campaign missteps, such as criticizing Israel’s “occupation” of the Palestinian territories, and flubbing a chance to explain how exactly her socialist platform will pay for everything she’s promising.

People on the street in Astoria, Queens — a portion of the 14th congressional district in which Ocaisio-Cortez won her nomination against Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) — were asked by Campus Reform’s media director, Cabot Phillips, if they agreed with her Democratic socialism ideas — and how they would be financed.

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They were flummoxed.

“I don’t know where the money would come from, but they can figure it out,” one respondent said about paying for free health care and education.

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“Oh, God — I mean, us, I guess,” one woman said when asked who would pay for goods and services for all. She then turned to her companion for help in answering the question — who also answered hesitantly, “Us.”

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One supporter said the American public would be fine with paying higher taxes if they had “a good idea and a good reason to spend their tax money.”

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Can’t get more vague or irresponsible than that, frankly, when it comes to hard-earned taxpayer money.

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