Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently told people to stop calling her policies or those proposed by people like Bernie Sanders “free stuff”.
But that’s exactly what they’ve been calling it the whole time. Free college. Free healthcare. Free blah blah blah. You name it. That’s the buzz term that gets all the uneducated liberals on board with being willing to vote for them, not realizing that they are ultimately going to have to pay for it in the long run.
“People like to say, ‘Oh, this is about free stuff.’ This is not about free stuff,” she said during the town hall. “I never want to hear the word, or the term, ‘free stuff,’ ever again.”
David Freelander tweeted,
had a Green New Deal for public housing townhall in the Bronx. “I don’t want to hear the term free stuff ever again…I am already hearing from some of these neoliberal folks who are trying to flip the script on us.”
From yesterday, @aoc had a Green New Deal for public housing townhall in the Bronx. “I don’t want to hear the term free stuff ever again…I am already hearing from some of these neoliberal folks who are trying to flip the script on us.” pic.twitter.com/ugxsCTa6r3
— David Freedlander (@freedlander) November 25, 2019
AOC also tweeted,
Public education, libraries, & infrastructure policies (which we‘ve had before in America and elsewhere in the world!) are not “free stuff.”
They are PUBLIC GOODS.
And they are worth investing in, protecting, & advancing for all society and future generations.
We have been saying this all along though. Maybe she’s finally coming to her senses, now if only the rest of the liberals can get on board with reality.
The reason her policies are not “free stuff” is because you are going to be paying for them. You’re taxes are going to increase dramatically in order to pay for everything in the New Green Deal if it were to ever become a reality.
You don’t just add $96 trillion dollars to the national debt and not have any consequences for it. Everyone is going to have to pay much higher taxes to even ATTEMPT to cover the costs of her proposed policies.