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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic Nominee for New York's 14th Congressional District, appears on "Meet the Press" in Washington, D.C., Sunday, July 1, 2018. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)

The United States already spends hundreds of billions of dollars on an infamously bloated defense budget even in peacetime. A reallocation of one to two percent of the $597.1 billion requested for this year’s military budget would pay for the estimated cost of college for all.

Increased taxation on the top 1% of the wealthiest Americans (who own 40% of the country’s wealth) as well as multibillion dollar corporations, buttressed by a moderate tax increase for the middle class amounting to less than its yearly expenditures for medical care make Medicare for All a feasible idea.

Some pointed this out.

The ideas of these incoming progressives may be radical to some, but once the United States sees an increase in healthy, educated citizens, the country will be transformed for the better.

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