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Democrats and liberals, particularly some of the more high profiles ones running for president, tend to like the word “free.” Free tuition, courtesy of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Free health care, courtesy of Elizabeth Warren.

But Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), as the young progressive firebrand she is, is instructing her colleagues and fellow Democrats to start using a new phrase to describe their lofty goals.

“It’s not that we deserve it because it’s a handout,” Ocasio-Cortez explained at a town hall over the weekend. “People like to say, ‘Oh, this is about free stuff.’ This is not about free stuff.”

“These are public goods,” she continued. “They’re public goods. So I never want to hear the word or the term ‘free stuff’ ever again … because I’m tired of already hearing some of these neoliberal folks who are trying to, like, flip the script on us.”

As you can see, she lumps Medicare for All and free tuition into the same category as libraries and roads, suggesting they should each be easily accessible.

Free college, remember, will cost taxpayers a pretty penny. And Medicare for All, as its proponents have admitted, will kick millions of Americans off of their private insurance plans.

If that frustrates you, just remember these are public goods.

  • Fred Sheehan says:

    AOC wishes to use the usual method of promoting unpopular policies, obfuscation. I like the simpler description, lies. In keeping with AOC’s method of communicating policies, here is a popular action that shoujld be taken. AOC should be provided with a better employment opportunity to seek success.

  • rcb says:

    WTF IS WRONG WITH THIS GD IDIOT..!!!!!! She is right in one aspect,IT AIN’T FREE……SOMEONE MUST FOOT THE BILL…..WHO, YOU ASK PAYS THE BILL??? THE LEGAL AMERICAN TAXPAYER/VOTER……Only really stupid people will work,since IT WILL ALL BE FREE FROM THE GOVERNMENT, if this idiot and bern,poky-haunt-us karma get in positions of power…

  • taterr says:

    In this episode AGAIN Shes an IDIOT

    enough said

    TRUMP 2020

  • Evangeline King says:

    You’re right. It’s not free. You’re “free stuff” will cost us working people trillions. And once you get our money, slowly the free stuff hose will be turned off just like Venezuela because that’s all you really want is all our money.

  • CF