Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded earlier this year to questions about the projected tens of trillions of dollars price tag for funding the dream of ‚ÄúMedicare for all‚ÄĚ by saying you ‚Äújust pay for it.‚ÄĚ Now, Ocasio-Cortez has a similar question about the border wall that President Trump wants:
And just like that, GOP discovers $5.7 billion for a wall.
What if we instead added $5.7B in teacher pay?
Or replacing water pipes?
Or college tuition/prescription refill subsidies?
Or green jobs?
But notice how no one‚Äôs asking the GOP how they‚Äôre paying for it. https://t.co/jXdm1w9bpy
‚ÄĒ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 21, 2018
Who wants to tell her?
Here‚Äôs the thing‚Ä¶ umm‚Ä¶ defending our borders is actually‚Ä¶ like‚Ä¶ a function of Federal government. And the stuff you listed is‚Ä¶ like‚Ä¶ so not. https://t.co/2UCpymb3oe
‚ÄĒ Maver√≠ko (@TheMaverick21) December 21, 2018
Literally none of those things is the job of the federal govt. ‚Äď from the get-go they have been charged with protecting our people and our BORDERS. That IS their main job.
Not paying teachers.
Not fixing pipes.
Not pretending to care about green energy.
Not paying for college. https://t.co/6bxxsjukJo
‚ÄĒ Bunny The Christmas Foo (@PolitiBunny) December 21, 2018
The federal government pays for none of that. Do you have any idea how government works?
‚ÄĒ Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) December 21, 2018
A ‚ÄúSchoolhouse Rock‚ÄĚ reboot is desperately needed.
Now you‚Äôre questioning how someone is going to pay for something?!? Lolololol. Oh the irony.
‚ÄĒ Taylor Nystrom (@tnytro) December 21, 2018
Maybe the GOP should respond by saying ‚Äúyou just pay for it.‚ÄĚ
Welcome to DC, baby girl. https://t.co/YsPBWkHg61
‚ÄĒ xo (@sirensoIiIoquy) December 21, 2018
And she hasn‚Äôt even taken office yet.