[Ed. – Like she has room to laugh at anyone else.]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted Sen. Joe Manchin’s maximum price tag for Democrats’ budget reconciliation bill, which Manchin believes should top out at $1.5 trillion instead of the $3.5 trillion proposed by most Democrats.
“Uhh, for one year?” Ocasio-Cortez wisecracked, laughing when asked about Manchin’s topline number. The New York Democrat argued that there were “a lot of games being played with this number” and stressed that over 10 years, $3.5 trillion is $350 billion per year.
“You know, most of the senators that just a few weeks ago authorized a seven hundred and thirty odd billion defense budget authorization for one year,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “So why is something half that size needed to be chopped down another half? So if this is really the deficit, then maybe we go after our defense spending and find our savings there instead of going after people’s child care.”