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It’s another Tuesday in the bowels of hell that we call life, and yet a beautiful tweet (that I love) comes to us from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, progressive darling and queen of my heart.

The woman who took down Democratic kingmaker Joe Crowley in a deeply satisfying primary race—which came as a shocking surprise to all the usual suspects—is exactly right!

Republicans have always claimed that voters care very much about the growing national deficit in service of their argument that we simply don’t have the money for all that “free stuff” most Americans want, like a single payer healthcare system. There’s always money to burn if you’re talking about defense spending or tax cuts for corporations, but that conversation immediately changes when someone suggests investing money to build a robust social safety net. Call them out on this at every turn!!