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December 5, 2018

The Washington Post “fact checker” column awarded Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) “four Pinocchios” on Tuesday after she said in a tweet that a “$21 trillion mistake” by the Pentagon could have paid for about two-thirds the cost of a Medicare for all bill.

“$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions ‘could not be traced, documented, or explained.’ $21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T. That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon,” she wrote to her 1.46 million followers.

The column said the tweet was wrong on a couple of counts.

First, it said it made an apples and oranges comparison, in that the $32 trillion estimated to pay for providing Medicare to all citizens was over 10 years, while the errors in Pentagon spending highlighted by the future lawmaker were over 17 years.

Read the full article: JOE CONCHA

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