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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends Congressional pay raises

June 11, 2019

  Last week the Democrats tried to give the Congress a $4,500 pay raise but were forced to pull the legislation amid a tremendous backlash they somehow neglected to predict. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has been in office for all of about 5 months or so and has yet to do anything along with her other Democratic buddies, is one who thinks she deserves a pay increase already.

  The freshman Representative from New York had this to say in defense of the pay raise after she learned the legislation was pulled:

“What this does is punish members who rely on a straight salary, and reward those who rely on money loopholes and other forms of self-dealing. For example, it incentivizes the horrible kinds of legislative looting we saw in the GOP tax scam bill,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Tuesday.

“Voting against cost of living increases for members of Congress may sound nice, but doing so only increases pressure on them to keep dark money loopholes open. This makes campaign finance reform *harder.* ALL workers deserve cost of living increases, incl min wage,” she added.

  Wow, she managed to get several talking points in while defending her need for more money: the GOP tax “scam”, dark money, tax loopholes, and increasing the minimum wage. I have to say that was pretty impressive! I also find it interesting she thinks it is more important for her to take care of her own house before seeing if she can do something about minimum wage workers.

  But seriously, did she just not say we should give the Congress a raise because they are corrupt and this would mean they could afford to be less corrupt with a pay raise? That is what it sounded like to me…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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  1. June 13, 2019 6:07 am

    Has no one told her to write a book about bar tending and how to use the garbage disposal? I am sure MSNBC and CNN will be happy to promote.

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