Ocasio-Cortez Calls for A Greater Wage, $174,000 Not Sufficient For Her


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New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs to have a cap on what others make however she needs a pay enhance for herself.

She was on Twitter this week arguing for a pay enhance for Congress as a result of rising value of residing, however it sounded so much like begging.

She thinks she wants more money to outlive as a result of the $174,000 yearly that she makes now’s robust for her to get by on.

“Yep. Voting towards value of residing will increase for members of Congress might sound good, however doing so solely will increase stress on them to maintain darkish cash loopholes open.

“This makes marketing campaign finance reform *tougher.* ALL staff deserve value of residing will increase, incl min wage staff,” she mentioned.

“What this does is punish members who depend on a straight wage, and reward those that depend on cash loopholes and different types of self-dealing.

“For instance, it incentivizes the horrible sorts of legislative looting we noticed within the GOP tax rip-off invoice,” she mentioned in one other tweet.

“It’s not a enjoyable or politically well-liked place to take. However consistency is necessary,” The Democrat Socialist mentioned.

Ought to Ocasio Cortez return to bartending?

“ALL staff ought to get value of residing will increase. That’s why minimal wage ought to be pegged to inflation, too.

“Voting towards value of residing will increase is 1 purpose why darkish $ loopholes keep open,” she mentioned in he tweetstorm.

One individual, who seemed to be a supporter of hers, argued that she do some work earlier than giving herself a elevate.

“Nah @AOC I disagree with you right here. Move time period limits, immigration reform, min. Wage enhance first, then you possibly can alter your salaries for value of residing.

“I’m certain all of us would vote to offer ourselves a elevate too however we are able to’t,” the individual, named iWill, mentioned to the 29-year-old consultant.

“In democratically socialist companies (like employee co-ops) or strategies (like collective bargaining) you really CAN vote for a employee pay enhance.

“Many do! We will’t cross these legal guidelines bc of massive cash. That is the way you chip at it. Like I mentioned, it’s not well-liked however I’m being 100,” she mentioned.

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