Crazy Cortez: Washington Post Gives Ocasio-Cortez ‘Four Pinocchios’ in Fact Check

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December 04, 2018Dec 04, 2018

You know you’re in trouble as a liberal when even the mainstream media is calling you out for your lies and misinformation.

Democratic party darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was called into question by the Washington Post for her latest Twitter post claiming that the Pentagon’s accounting errors could pay for a majority of Medicare for All.

https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/1069307293752279040

“$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions ‘could not be traced, documented, or explained.’ $21T in Pentagon accounting errors,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez. “Medicare for All costs ~$32T. That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon. And that’s before our premiums.”

The Post slammed this tweet with four Pinocchios (the scale how they rate lies) calling it “badly flawed” and it it is “probably causing confusion.”

“The same article she referenced on Twitter would have set her straight,” said the Post’s Salvador Rizzo.

Long story short, the $21 trillion was spent, and wasn’t just sitting around unused or thrown away as Ocasio-Cortez made it seem. They just do not know how exactly each dollar was spent.

Meanwhile, as 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez learns her way around her new home of Washington, DC, people keep assuming she is an intern and is given direction to intern events at the US Capitol.

Ocasio-Cortez has been documenting her experiences on Twitter as she waits to be sworn in as the representative for New York’s 14th District in January.

https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/1062758867636051969

“People keep giving me directions to the spouse and intern events instead of the ones for members of Congress,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez.

And then there was this tweet when a critic insisted there was no intern event that day:

https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/1062923224336531462

“Dem Spouse [and] Member luncheon were at the same time today. I was sent to [a] spouse event. Last night I was stopped bc it was assumed I was an intern/staffer,” she wrote. “Next time try believing women [and] people of color when they talk about their experiences being a woman or person of color.”

Also, Ocasio-Cortez herself is in a bit of a pickle.

Her new job in Congress starts in January in Washington, DC meaning the Bronx-based politician must move to her new city in time for her new elected position.

There is one problem, however. Rent in DC is a little more expensive than rent in the Bronx, meaning she can’t afford to move to our nation’s capital until her first paychecks arrive as a congresswoman.

“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment?” Ocasio-Cortez, 29, told the New York Times. “We’re kind of just dealing with the logistics of it day by day, but I’ve really been just kind of squirreling away and then hoping that gets me to January.”

https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/1060588813582585858

“There are many little ways in which our electoral system isn’t even designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead,” Ocasio-Cortez complained about the situation on Twitter. “This is one of them (don’t worry btw - we’re working it out!)”

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