Jesse Watters and the panel on "The Five" reacted to New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' (D-Bronx) laying out part of her economic plan in a Comedy Central interview.

Ocasio-Cortez told "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah that if Congress "reverse[s] the tax bill but raised our corporate tax to 28 percent... that's $2 trillion right there."

She also called for people to "pay their fair share" and said that a "carbon tax" could bring in additional revenue.

"We gave the military a $700 billion budget increase which they didn't even ask for," she said.

Ocasio-Cortez is a heavy favorite against St. Johns University economics professor Anthony Pappas (R-Queens).

Watters said Ocasio-Cortez seems like a "nice person" but "doesn't sound like someone versed in economics." This, after hearing that she has an economics degree from Boston University.


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He said that Ocasio-Cortez wants to use that extra $2 trillion to pay for "free healthcare," but noted it could cost as much as $30 trillion to insure the nation.

"I don't think she knows anything about economics," he said, adding that taking such political measures to raise $2 trillion of a $30 trillion estimated bill is like raising $500 to pay for a $35,000 BMW vehicle.

Greg Gutfeld noted that nothing in her remarks pertains to "wealth creation" for Americans.

"Every answer is taxes," he said.

Juan Williams criticized the right for "prioritizing tax cuts" to the detriment of the deficit.

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