WashPost: Ocasio-Cortez Claim About Pentagon Wrong

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Suggests Congressional Subpoena in Response to Don Jr. Meme		Don Emmert  AFP  Getty Win McNamee  Getty7 Dec 2018

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Suggests Congressional Subpoena in Response to Don Jr. Meme Don Emmert AFP Getty Win McNamee Getty7 Dec 2018

"She can not do either because she doesn't understand how the world works", she explained, "how people make money, how money is created, and the creation of money is actually a positive sum effort where more people thrive when more people make money!"

Ocasio-Cortez's message came after her chief of staff a Washington Post reporter on Tuesday that Ocasio-Cortez will pay her interns a minimum of $15 an hour.

A study out a year ago, according to the HuffPost says that only 51 per cent of Republican senators offer paid internships and just 31 per cent of Democrats do.

A recent list of top lawmakers who offer young staffers zero pay includes such progressive heroes like California Sen. "Kamala Harris, Virginia Democrat Mark Warner, and New York Democrat Chuck Schumer - all of whom have voiced support for raising the federal minimum wage", the outlet reported. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told Fox Business that he is paying his interns, though the individual would not say "how much or whether all interns are included". However, a spokesperson for Ted Cruz disputed that with Fox Business.

Even the liberal-friendly Washington Post couldn't allow her to skate on her latest whopper - a $21 trillion "mistake" for which The Post's fact-checkers awarded her the cringeworthy "four Pinnochios".

"$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions 'could not be traced, documented, or explained.' $21T in Pentagon accounting errors", she wrote on Twitter on Sunday. The representative-elect said this money could have been used to fund two thirds of the $32 trillion cost of Medicare for All-an estimate published by the Urban Institute.

"That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon", she added. "And that's before our premiums", she tweeted to her 1.46 million followers. "And that's before our premiums".