News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—During a recent media appearance, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came prepared to defend her Green New Deal and far-left economic policies.
She even stopped at CVS on the way and picked up a calculator so she could prove definitively that her policies add up.
However, her point appeared to be derailed partway through her opening statement as the calculator showed that her policies make no mathematic sense. Luckily, Ocasio-Cortez had a backup strategy: to inform the calculator that she is in charge and that it is just “shouting from the cheap seats.”
“Look, what you need to understand here is that I’m in charge,” she said after the calculator refused to correctly crunch the numbers to provide funding for her hundred-trillion-dollar policies. “I’m the boss. You’re just the laws of mathematics. So until you can propose something better, you’re in the cheap seats.”
The US military budget is such a bloated monstrosity that it contains accounting errors that could finance two-thirds of the cost of a government-run single-payer health insurance system. All Americans could visit an unlimited array of doctors at no out of pocket cost. At least that’s a notion spreading on left-wing Twitter and endorsed and amplified by newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of Democrats’ biggest 2018 sensations and an undeniable master at the fine art of staying in the public eye.
Unfortunately, it’s not true. The idea spread like a game of telephone from a Nation article to the US Congress while losing a crucial point of detail: The Pentagon’s accounting errors are genuinely enormous, but they’re also just accounting errors — they don’t represent actual money that can be spent on something else.
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