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    Kennedy: Ocasio-Cortez 'Doesn't Have a Working Knowledge of Basic Economics'

    Kennedy: Ocasio-Cortez 'Doesn't Have a Working Knowledge of Basic Economics'
    by Fox News Insider
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    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was called out this week for claiming a reported $21 trillion in Pentagon accounting errors could fund Medicare-for-all.

    Ocasio-Cortez, who will represent New York's 14th congressional district starting in January, cited a Nation story about how $21 trillion in "Pentagon financial transactions" between 1998 and 2015 could not be documented or explained.

    “$21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon.”

    Ocasio-Cortez was roundly criticized -- even by left-leaning outlets like The New York Times and Vox -- and The Washington Post awarded her claim “four Pinnochios.”

    "The $21 trillion is not one big pot of dormant money collecting dust somewhere. It’s the sum of all transactions — both inflows and outflows — for which the Defense Department did not have adequate documentation," the Post explained.

    The "Outnumbered" panel reacted on Tuesday, with Harris Faulkner remarking, "You've got to have your facts straight."

    Faulkner said Ocasio-Cortez often gives her opponents "low-hanging fruit," pointing to her infamously not knowing the three branches of government, and when she spoke about Israel's "occupation" of Palestine.

    "I guess it's funny, but it's not. And it shouldn't just be Republicans or people who are politically different than she is who are giving her grief over these items," Faulkner said. "It should be within her own party, because she's being held up as somebody who could really be a big voice in the future."

    Kennedy said Ocasio-Cortez lacks a working knowledge of basic economics, which makes it impossible for her to explain how her democratic socialist policies would work in practice.

    "It's the downfall of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, because it's built on a foundation of yogurt."

    She said Ocasio-Cortez cannot explain why socialist economic policies would benefit the country because she doesn't understand how money and wealth are created.


    Marie Harf acknowledged it was a "stupid tweet," but she argued that the news media gives Ocasio-Cortez more coverage than she deserves.

    "If we fact-checked every incoming member of Congress' tweets, there would be a lot there," Harf said.

    Watch the "Outnumbered" discussion above.

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/12/0...ll-outnumbered

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    "Ocasio-Cortez Doesn't Have a Working Knowledge"
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    "It's the downfall of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, because it's built on a foundation of yogurt."

    Heh!! Pithy but correct. And she graduated from University?
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    I'm afraid our moron from New York City doesn't have any knowledge, much less a working knowledge of much of anything. The truly appalling thing to me is SHE IS THE FUTURE AND REPRESENTS THE PEOPLE WHO WILL FULLY CONTROL THE USA IN LESS THAN A DECADE OR SO.

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    Pithy but correct. And she graduated from University?


    Yes. She PERFECTLY typifies her generation. Fiercely opinionated based entirely on FEELINGS, without a shred of practical knowledge or understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Yes. She PERFECTLY typifies her generation. Fiercely opinionated based entirely on FEELINGS, without a shred of practical knowledge or understanding.
    Member of Congress Oh dear....

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    Peak STUPID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Pithy but correct. And she graduated from University?


    Yes. She PERFECTLY typifies her generation. Fiercely opinionated based entirely on FEELINGS, without a shred of practical knowledge or understanding.
    Even more unbelievable, she received a minor in Economics:

    ....."She graduated *** laude from Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in international relations and a minor in economics.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria_Ocasio-Cortez

    and was working as a bartender making $28K before winning the election. Now she makes $174K... isn't Socialism GREAT!
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    Faulkner said Ocasio-Cortez often gives her opponents "low-hanging fruit," pointing to her infamously not knowing the three branches of government, and when she spoke about Israel's "occupation" of Palestine.

    "low-hanging fruit,"

    Low hanging fruitcake.

    As in "nutty."

    As in psycho-ceramic.

    AKA - Crack-pot.

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    From The OP:

    "The $21 trillion is not one big pot of dormant money collecting dust somewhere. It’s the sum of all transactions — both inflows and outflows — for which the Defense Department did not have adequate documentation," the Post explained.
    OP is nothing but a partisan hit piece.

    The primary question remains unanswered - where are the "missing" Pentagon trillions?

    J6P would like to know.

    Why aren't guilty DoD and/or MIC folks in jail?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Racing22 View Post
    Even more unbelievable, she received a minor in Economics:

    ....."She graduated *** laude from Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in international relations and a minor in economics.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria_Ocasio-Cortez

    and was working as a bartender making $28K before winning the election. Now she makes $174K... isn't Socialism GREAT!
    Racist leftist politics and affirmative action at the University may have given her a pass because of skin color and name. Think about it, if her name was Mary Smith and she was a blue eye'd blond bartender, she'd never have been recruited to run for office, and she'd have been roundly castigated and marginalized by the press. It's pretty obvious race and corruption had everything to do with putting this poor misfit into office, she will be easy to manipulate and blackmail.

    I almost feel sorry for her, I don't think she's smart enough to realize she's in a shark tank filled with hungry Great Whites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozdoats View Post
    Peak STUPID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intothatgoodnight View Post
    From The OP:


    The primary question remains unanswered - where are the "missing" Pentagon trillions?


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    Antarcticle cold place, and this will bring about the doom of Spongebog Squarepatch and his sea
    buddies when the Death Star misfires and poisons their swimming pool, then burns up the rest of
    California across the border into Montana! This is all the fault of greedy capitalist pigs! Well, I'm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozdoats View Post
    Peak STUPID.

    I hope ...
    I don't believe so. I think she's just the tip of the spear of what we're facing.

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    in nature this level of STUPID wouldn't survive - in democratic national poly-tics she'll be a superstar
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    Quote Originally Posted by intothatgoodnight View Post
    From The OP:



    OP is nothing but a partisan hit piece.

    The primary question remains unanswered - where are the "missing" Pentagon trillions?

    J6P would like to know.

    Why aren't guilty DoD and/or MIC folks in jail?


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    Since that info was classified (national security) and even Catherine Austin Fitts could not find out, we will likely never know.
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    there are days I think back to the way back when I was 29.
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    Qualified in my crew position.
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    And then, I turned 29.

    And this little bimbo was tending bar when she turned 29 . . . before being elected to Congress?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Since that info was classified (national security) and even Catherine Austin Fitts could not find out, we will likely never know.
    It was classified after Dr. Skidmore got the info. Most of the files are available on Fitt's website here;

    https://missingmoney.solari.com/dod-...documentation/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumblepuff View Post
    Well, I'm probably talking over your head by now, so I'll let you think about it, but don't ask the people on this message board because they're dumber than a jar of wet monkey noodles. Adios, Nachos."
    Enquiring minds want to know - does Amazon overnight-deliver "wet monkey noodles?"

    Are they even edible?

    <grins>

    Nice to see you around, once again, Bumblepuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by intothatgoodnight View Post
    Enquiring minds want to know - does Amazon overnight-deliver "wet monkey noodles?"

    Are they even edible?

    <grins>

    Nice to see you around, once again, Bumblepuff.


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    Do we really want to know?? I'm sceered the puffster will tell us...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hfcomms View Post
    "It's the downfall of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, because it's built on a foundation of yogurt."

    Heh!! Pithy but correct. And she graduated from University?

    Hard to believe but she did She even got a small comet named after her for placing 2nd in a National Science Fair. while in high school.

    She graduated *** laude from Boston University. She also worked as a bartender and waitress while helping to support her mother who cleaned houses and drove a school bus.


    She was outspent in her election campaign by 18 to 1. She said the people's anger at the government is the primary reason she won. She is a member of the Democratic Socialists Party.
    We can ridicule her all we want, but don't dismiss her or others like her. They are a very real danger to this country and our life and society.





    From Wikipedia:
    Ocasio-Cortez attended Yorktown High School, graduating in 2007 where she won second prize in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair with a microbiology research project on the effect of antioxidants on C. elegans' lifespan. As a result, the International Astronomical Union named a small asteroid after her: 23238 Ocasio-Cortez.



    In high school, she took part in the National Hispanic Institute's Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session.



    She later became the LDZ Secretary of State while she attended Boston University. Ocasio-Cortez had a John F. Lopez Fellowship. During college, she was an intern in the immigration office of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.
    She graduated *** laude from Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in international relations and a minor in economics.

    Ocasio-Cortez has described her background as working-class, and relates many of her political positions to it. When her father died intestate of lung cancer in 2008, she became involved in a long probate battle to settle his estate. She has said that the experience helped her learn "firsthand how attorneys appointed by the court to administer an estate can enrich themselves at the expense of the families struggling to make sense of the bureaucracy".
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    She is so dumb you hear the ocean wh n you stand next to her.

    She is so dumb Google can't even translated her.

    She is so dumb she would have to stand on a ladder to raiser her IQ.

    She is so dumb she once spent twenty minutes starting at a carton of orange juice because it said "concentrate"
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    Quote Originally Posted by dstraito View Post
    She is so dumb you hear the ocean wh n you stand next to her.

    She is so dumb Google can't even translated her.

    She is so dumb she would have to stand on a ladder to raiser her IQ.

    She is so dumb she once spent twenty minutes starting at a carton of orange juice because it said "concentrate"
    Which would be funny if you didn't have so many grammatical and spelling errors...
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    Yes she is dumb, but what is worse is the over 100,000 low IQ idiots that voted for her. Now that is moronic to say the least.

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    Do not underestimate her.

    Obviously she has something intelligent in her background.

    Everyone thought Obama was an idiot too, remember.
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    I believe we have found a replacement for the blonde in blonde jokes.

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    I love the ASS-U-M(E)tions here, when the EVIDENCE suggests that there might be something y'all COULD be missing.

    That post in #21 might be a place to start.

    It'd REALLY suque if we're ALL reading her as a brainless titsune and it's all an act.


    And if it IS an act, it's not an easy act to maintain, and, it might really be an issue when it starts to show AS an act.
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    Isn't there a NAME for eyes like these?


    Something to do with certain MENTAL disorders?


    (other than liberalism, which IS a mental-disorder on its face...)
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    'Scuze me for asking, but which Kennedy is the OP referring to? The only ones I can think of are Robert and Kathleen. (Last I heard about Caroline, she was still in Japan.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozdoats View Post
    Peak STUPID.
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    Quote Originally Posted by intothatgoodnight View Post
    The primary question remains unanswered - where are the "missing" Pentagon trillions?
    There aren't any missing trillions. There are trillions in balancing errors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bw View Post
    There aren't any missing trillions. There are trillions in balancing errors.
    PRECISELY!!!!!
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    Sorry, Chuck, but on this one I'm going to believe my lying eyes, ears, brain, grade school education etc.
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    It’s the sum of all transactions — both inflows and outflows — for which the Defense Department did not have adequate documentation," the Post explained.

    Correct me if I'm wrong here.... but this makes no sense. If inflow is off ten trillion, and outflow is off ten trillion, then it's a net zero.... is that what they want the people to believe? Or is it really the outflow is off twenty trillion?

    We are missing twenty trillion dollars, is that not the reality.

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