Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rolled out a new rule for Republicans on Tuesday, and her supporters were all about it.
Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic congressional candidate for New York's 14th district, tweeted that anyone who was "cool with" the pricey GOP tax cuts last year could not complain about calls for government-provided universal healthcare.
New Rule: anyone that was cool with the GOP inventing $2 trillion out of thin air for freebies for people with yachts that have tiny yachts inside doesn’t get to demand how we pay for people who need chemotherapy treatments.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 10, 2018
Supporters were quick to endorse and disseminate the proposed rule. The post got nearly 20,000 retweets in just a few hours.
Ocasio-Cortez, a proud Latino resident of the Bronx, calls herself a democratic socialist. According to her website, she supports medicare for all, the abolition of ICE, higher education for all, a gun control/assault weapons ban, and housing as a human right.
Since toppling 10-term incumbent Rep.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly interpreted Ocasio-Cortez's tweet as referring to the financial bailout and fiscal stimulus spending after the 2007-2008 financial crisis.