Ocasio-Cortez: If You Believe in Medicare-for-All and Tuition-Free College, You’re a Dem. Socialist Ocasio-Cortez: If You Believe in Medicare-for-All and Tuition-Free College, You’re a Dem. Socialist – NTK Network

Ocasio-Cortez: If You Believe in Medicare-for-All and Tuition-Free College, You’re a Dem. Socialist

"If you believed in pure free market then you wouldn't believe in the ACA. You wouldn't believe in Medicare-for-All. You wouldn't believe in tuition-free public college," Ocasio-Cortez said.

By NTK Staff | 08.07.2018 @12:13pm

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview Tuesday that people who believe in policies like ObamaCare, Medicare-for-All, and tuition-free college are not capitalist but democratic socialists.

Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during an interview with “Pod Save America.”

“Pod Save America” host Jon Lovett asked Ocasio-Cortez what it means to be a democratic socialist, adding that he believes in Medicare-for-All and tuition-free college but wouldn’t consider himself a socialist.

Ocasio-Cortez explained that she believes that a democratic socialist is a “big tent” term, and then discussed what makes someone a capitalist.

“If you believed in pure free market, then you wouldn’t believe in the ACA. You wouldn’t believe in Medicare-for-All. You wouldn’t believe in tuition-free public college,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“The idea of democratic socialism is a really big tent. So, there are people who perhaps believe all the same things you do, and the difference is that they would call themselves a democratic socialist and other people wouldn’t,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

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