Ocasio-Cortez already has plans to defy Pelosi

Ocasio-Cortez already has plans to defy Pelosi
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[Ed. – Who would have guessed her to be back stabber?]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going to defy Nancy Pelosi as soon as she is sworn in as House speaker.

Ocasio-Cortez plans to vote against the Democrats’ rules package because it includes a “pay-go” provision that she says will hinder getting progressive legislation passed.

The rule would require that all new spending be paid for – either by increasing taxes or by budget cuts.

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“PAYGO isn’t only bad economics, as Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) explains; it’s also a dark political maneuver designed to hamstring progress on healthcare+other leg,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “We shouldn’t hinder ourselves from the start.”

Khanna was the first Democrat to say Wednesday that he wouldn’t vote for the bill, dubbing it “terrible economics.”

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