Ocasio-Cortez Defends Single-Payer Health Care by Citing Reduced ‘Funeral Expenses’

Hannah Rogers
August 11, 2018

Greg Gutfeld and the panel on "The Five" reacted to NY democratic socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turning down an offer from conservative author Ben Shapiro to debate him on the issues, with the added incentive of a $10,000 campaign contribution.

Election night wasn't without a few hiccups along the way.

The conservative host referenced Ocasio-Cortez's comments that Republicans aren't willing to debate, and said he wanted to ask her to "name an industry you would not nationalize; which ones should the government not run and why?". "Well every request is a request". Her win sets up a rematch with Rep. Tim Walberg, a Republican who won by nearly 15 points two years ago.

Shapiro responded, denying his offer to debate had 'bad intentions.' "Slandering someone as a sexist catcaller without reason or evidence does demonstrate cowardice and bad intent, however", he said. "When you've got a Legislature that's so male, all the leaders making decisions around our health care being white males. you get the policies that we have here in MI".

At the beginning, the ad declares Ocasio-Cortez, who is running for New York's 14th congressional district as the Democratic nominee, the "future" of the Democratic Party. He said their conversation could cover "all the topics under the sun" and really delve into her belief system.

Whitmer also invoked the president in her address to a raucous crowd in a ballroom at Detroit's Motor City Casino.

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Spliced in between the Ocasio-Cortez interviews is a famous scene from "Billy Madison", the 1995 movie featuring Adam Sandler, where Sandler's character is chided by his principal for giving a silly answer to a question about the industrial revolution.

"However you want to do it, I am more than willing to talk to you", he said, "Let's make America a more civilized and interesting place".

He went on to say that he didn't think there was "a lot of upside for her" to agree to the debate, saying she was unlikely to answer "questions well". Bernie Sanders - and Thanedar to join a "big tent" to fight for clean drinking water, better roads, broader health coverage and better-funded schools. "You have to understand how things work to get things done", said Karen Rozanski, 67, of St. Clair Shores, who voted for Whitmer. "And then everybody would've moved on with their life".

"It turned into her claiming victim status", Shapiro said earlier on Fox News.

Libertarian candidates were also on the primary ballot for the first time in MI history.

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