Democrat candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has quickly risen to fame and could very well be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Her political inexperience and naivety may be glossed over by her supporters, but people cannot help but notice that she is often passionately wrong.
On Monday, conservative actor James Woods took to social media to summarize how he feels about her candidacy.
Woods’ comment was in response to an uploaded video which features Ocasio-Cortez describing how the American government will be able to afford proposals including Medicare-for-all and free colleges and universities.
Here’s more on the video, via the Western Journal:
This clip is a 1:10 slice of a countdown to socialism interview of Ocasio-Cortez and the first question she answers is how to pay for Medicare for all. Her response is so vapid and empty of substance is should be embarrassing for her, but she doesn’t seem to be embarrassed.
She responds: “People often say: ‘how are you gonna pay for it?’ and I find the question so puzzling because how do you pay for something that’s more affordable? How do you pay for cheaper rent? You just pay for it.”
“It’s not that we’re saying that this whole system is free. It is free of cost at the point of service,” she continues.
And she thinks tuition-free public universities for all are as easy to fund as K-12 public education.
“So we already pay for tuition free K through 12 and in the same way that we made a decision as a country to say we need to educate people to a 12th grade level our economy has evolved and that means we need to make the decision to educate people to a trade school or a collegiate level,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
It’s probably safe to say Woods did not agree with the proposals simply saying, “This should be in a time capsule for future generations to study.”
Check out the video below (skip to 6:45 for the relevant section):
Here’s how some other people online commented on the video:
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