Fox News host Jesse Watters on Friday brought up Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to pay for universal healthcare as an example that shows the New York congressional candidate doesn’t “know anything” about economics, and Greg Gutfeld put the nail in the coffin.
“The Five” co-hosts made the comments during a segment about Ocasio-Cortez’s contention that simply implementing the carbon tax and raising other taxes will pay the estimated “$30 trillion” it would cost to provide universal healthcare for every American.
“I heard today that she actually has an economics degree and that’s just astounding because it didn’t look like someone who was versed in economics talking about that,” Watters said after a video segment showed Ocasio-Cortez making her case. “She was looking at her notes the whole time.”
“She’s just trying to keep it simple for the folks,” he added. “You are going way over their head. She is saying we can pay free healthcare if we do this and do this and do this and if we do this it’s gonna raise $2 trillion. Guess what, it will cost $30 trillion for free healthcare. So she is not even close to paying for it. I do think she is a nice person and she means well, but I don’t think she knows anything about economics. I’m impressed that she is asked about it.”
“Did she answer the question?” asked co-host Juan Williams. (RELATED: Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez Equates Ending Of Slavery To Electing Democrats)
“I don’t think she did,” Watters responded. “How are you going to pay for it?”
“Here’s the issue,” said Gutfeld. “Nothing that she says pertains to wealth creation. This is always the difference between the left and the right. Her answer, her solution for any kind of monetary issue or gum disease is taxes. It’s going to be taxes. But, if you ask them how do you create money? How do you create wealth, they will look at you and they will look down at their notes and there will be nothing in those notes.”
“Start asking her how to create wealth instead of how to take wealth,” said Watters.