As the threat of a government shutdown looms, the incoming congresswoman highlighted the other ways—from increasing teacher pay to replacing water pipes—that lawmakers could spend the money:.
And just like that, GOP discovers $5.7 billion for a wall.
$5.7 billion What if we instead added $5.7B in teacher pay?.
But notice how no one’s asking the GOP how they’re paying for it.
The mechanics of paying for a #GreenNewDeal are exactly the same.
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)—which endorsed Ocasio-Cortez's successful bid to oust long-time Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) last summer—responded to news of the potential $5.7 billion in border wall funding with a focus on healthcare.
Meanwhile, 30 million people still don’t have healthcare https://t.co/KEAaDAiTm3 — DSA for Medicare for All (@dsam4a) December 21, 2018. »