Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks the U.S. has 500 million people

As of July 1, 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the U.S. population to be 325,719,178.

However, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks the U.S. has 500 million people.

She recently stated:

“200 million Americans make less than $20,000 a year. That’s 40% of this country.”

Skip to 4:45 in this video to hear her say those words:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUmIdCClbTE

I certainly would not expect her or anyone else to know the exact number. If she or anyone else had said that the U.S. population was 325 million or 330 million, that would be perfectly reasonable.

But 500 million?

 

August 22, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , . Politics. 2 comments.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exposes her extreme ignorance by falsely claiming, “Just last year we gave the military a $700 billion budget increase”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just said:

“Just last year we gave the military a $700 billion budget increase”

I immediately knew that couldn’t possibly be true, because the entire budget of the military is approximately that amount.

So I did some googling, and came up with this CNBC article from last year, which is titled

“Senate passes $700 billion defense policy bill, backing Trump call for steep increase in military spending”

So it’s just as I had thought. The $700 billion does not represent the increase. Instead, it represents the total military budget.

Ocasio-Cortez was either deliberately lying when she said the $700 billion was an increase, or she has an incredibly extreme ignorance of the federal budget.

I don’t think she was deliberately lying.

Instead, I think she is extremely ignorant about the numbers in the federal budget.

And this is the person that the Democrats nominated to run for the U.S. Congress, in a district which is so heavily blue that she is almost guaranteed to win?

Hilarious!

July 27, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Military. 1 comment.