Democrats are giving a ton of fame and glory to self-proclaimed socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. However, she proved just how dumb she really is in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
“It is all very expensive — especially on the single-payer side, and that it gives people sticker shock — even in Bernie’s home state [Vermont], they got sticker shock. How do you pay? How do you sell it? They couldn’t get it done in his state because of how expensive it is. And that was an 11 percent increase in taxes, 9 to 11 percent. Even that was too much for people,” pointed out Cuomo.
“Americans have the sticker shock of health care as it is, and what we’re also not talking about is: Why aren’t we incorporating the cost of all the funeral expenses of those who die because they can’t afford access to health care? That is part of the cost of our system,” responded Cortez.
She apparently thinks that if everyone has a single-payer health care then no one is going to die anymore. Yeah, that’s not how it works, people don’t become immortal. There are over 300 million people in this country and we will all have funeral expenses no matter what policies we run.
“Why don’t we talk about the cost of reduced productivity because of people who need to go on disability, because of people who are not able to participate in our economy because they have — because they are having issues like diabetes or they don’t have access to the health care that they need?” said Cortez.