In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo Wednesday evening, New York congressional candidate and democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned how Congress can "write unlimited blank checks for war" and pass the GOP's $2 trillion tax cut for the wealthy, but when it comes to proposals that would help every American—such as Medicare for All—"our pockets are empty."
"Why is it that our pockets are only empty when it comes to education and healthcare for our kids?" she posed. "Why are pockets only empty when we talk about 100 percent renewable energy that is going to save this planet and allow our children to thrive?"
"We only have empty pockets when it comes to the morally right things to do," she continued, "but when it comes to tax cuts for billionaires and when it comes to unlimited war, we seem to be able to invent that money very easily."
"We only have empty pockets when it comes to the morally right things to do, but when it comes to tax cuts for billionaires and when it comes to unlimited war we seem to be able to invent that money very easily," Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says. https://t.co/cgpyxY7z1g pic.twitter.com/dgVgv8EMRb
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