Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) misguided her Twitter fans this week by telling them the Pentagon lost $21 trillion, which is sufficient to fund the majority of her Medicare for All scheme.
2 days later, and despite the fact that no less than the far-leftWashington Postpointed out simply how false her tweet is, as of this writing, she has yet to delete what can now be called a purposeful act of false information.
” Medicare for All” is the most recent name for socialized medication, single-payer, etc. Simply put, if you want the very same health care as our veterans get at the Veterans Administration, you will enjoy Medicare for All.
Anyhow, the predicted ten-year cost for Medicare for All is a whopping $32 trillion, which means it will most likely cost two times as much, which indicates it will more than double an annual federal budget plan that presently costs taxpayers around $4 trillion per year.
Naturally, Democrat Socialist Ocasio-Cortez aspires to force everyone to surrender the medical insurance they more than happy with so she can herd us onto her federal government care … because she knows what’s best for us, y’ all.
What she does not understand, however, is how the Google Maker works. Her reading comprehension skills might also utilize some polishing.
“$ 21 TRILLION of Pentagon monetary transactions ‘could not be traced, recorded, or explained,'” an ecstatic Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Sunday.
Then she tried to do some mathematics: “$ 21T in Pentagon accounting mistakes. Medicare for All costs ~$ 32T. That implies 66%of Medicare for All could have been moneyed currently by the Pentagon. Which’s before our premiums”:
$ 21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial deals “could not be traced, documented, or described.”
$ 21T in Pentagon accounting mistakes. Medicare for All expenses ~$ 32T.
That implies 66%of Medicare for All might have been funded currently by the Pentagon.
Which’s prior to our premiums. https://t.co/soT6GSmDSG
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 2, 2018
To back up her socialist mathematics, Ocasio-Cortez connected a short article in the left-wingCountrybased on a research study of Pentagon budgeting that found $21 trillion in “unsupported budget plan adjustments” in between 1998 and 2015.
And, due to the reality that the media’s most current lefty superstar doesn’t understand what she doesn’t know, she read this as,Like, OMG, the Pentagon lost, like, $21 trillion which would, like, totally spend for my dream to require unwilling Americans into government-run health care!
Even if expressions over 5 syllables like “unsupported spending plan adjustments” give her a migraine, the Google Maker would have informed her it was impossible for an organization to lose $21 trillion between 1998 and 2015 when that organization’s overall spending plan between 1998 and 2015 did not top $10 trillion.
Listen, I am not going to sit here and pretend that I knew on sight what “unsupported budget plan modifications” meant– because I can promise you this public school guest did not. But due to the fact that I understand what I do not know, I looked it up, and all it means is that in between 1998 and 2015, the Pentagon moved money around which those adjustments totaled $21 trillion– which implies $1 could have been moved around 21 trillion times.
In fact, had Ocasio-Cortez bothered to in fact read the post she linked in support of her fake news, she would not have actually received four Pinocchios from her left-wing confederates at theWashington PostMonday. TheNationmade this point clear: [emphasis included]:
To be clear, Skidmore, in a report coauthored with Catherine Austin Fitts, a previous assistant secretary of the Department of Real Estate and Urban Development who grumbled about similar plugs in HUD monetary declarations,doesnot compete that all of this $21 trillion was secret or misused financing.And undoubtedly, the plugs are found on both the favorable and the unfavorable sides of the journal, thus potentially netting each other out. However the Pentagon’s bookkeeping is so obtuse, Skidmore and Fitts added, that it is difficult to trace the real sources and destinations of the $21 trillion.
Call me crazy, however ought to all of this not be another argumentagainstgovernment-run healthcare– this example of a government organization moving $10 trillion from here-to-there and from there-to-here a lot that the ins-and-outs of this shell game include as much as $21 trillion that went who-knows-where?
Are these the sort of unaccountable bureaucrats we desire running our healthcare?
And is somebody as clueless, conceited, and unethical as Ocasio-Cortez the kind of individual we want in charge of our health care?
The reality that she got it incorrect is bad enough, however we all make mistakes. The truth that she will not withdraw it, however, illuminates a lack of character.
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