Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young socialist Democrat who unseated a GOP incumbent in New York, isn't just the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, she is apparently also the poorest. The young socialist has a problem on her hands, she can't afford her rent. What would the socialist solution be? To distribute the wealth from people who worked for it to pay for her bills?
Whether you approve of it or not, that is her plan. Ocasio-Cortez told the New York Times she is waiting for her first paycheck from the taxpayers before renting an expensive apartment in Washington D.C. She is really living up to her nickname the "millennial Congresswoman".
Ed Henry of Fox News called out Ocasio-Cortez for not telling the truth because she wore "multi-thousand dollar outfits" in a magazine but she pointed out that the clothes were allegedly lent to her for the photo shoot. If miss Ocasio-Cortez can't manage her own finances, what business does she have managing the city's hard earned tax dollars?
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">true millennial representation right here <a href="https://t.co/VgVIbx4rN4">https://t.co/VgVIbx4rN4</a></p>— ella dawson (@brosandprose) <a href="https://twitter.com/brosandprose/status/1060638623786328065?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 8, 2018</a></blockquote>
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People on Twitter had mixed reactions but her followers were there to support her. One Twitter user wrote, "I've really been just kind of squirreling away and then hoping that gets me to January." Ocasio-Cortez will soon be joining 34-year-old Republican Elise Stefanik, and newly-elected Democrat Ilhan Omar and many more in the "millennial caucus" in Congress
The self-proclaimed "socialist Democrat" was elected to New York's 14th congressional district after campaigning on poverty, wealth inequality and immigration. She describes herself as working-class and her prior work experience consists of being a waitress in restaurants. But she can't be all broke, when she ran for office she raised $1.8 million for her campaign compared to the $1,900 spent by her opponent, where did all that money go?
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In an interview with Bon Appetit magazine, Ocasio-Cortez said, "For 80% of this campaign, I operated out of a paper grocery bag hidden behind that bar." At least she isn't lying about being broke when she revealed her financial disclosure it showed that she earned $26,5000 last year. This could almost be seen as a 'hidden-in-plain-sight' signal to lobbyists and special interest groups who are shopping for political influence.
She took to Twitter to complain about how the American electoral system "isn't designed for working-class people to lead". Another Twitter user agreed adding, "Goes to show how divorced the system and most elected officials are from normal people that a normal person can't readily begin to serve without starting out wealthy."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There are many little ways in which our electoral system isn’t even designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead.<br><br>This is one of them (don’t worry btw - we’re working it out!) <br>⬇️ <a href="https://t.co/PEQ5ccSDSO">https://t.co/PEQ5ccSDSO</a></p>— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/1060588813582585858?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 8, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Yet another user added, "That's reality for a lot of people. Will be nice to have someone in Congress that literally understands the struggle." Perhaps the real problem is that immediately upon being elected to represent a district, that person moves out of state and away from the communities they are supposed to represent. This points to a deeper disconnect in the political system when it comes to how centralized government is.
Soon, all of Ocasio-Cortez's problems will be over because she will be bringing in a whopping $174,000 a year. People have raised the issue with Washington D.C.'s insanely high living costs in the past. Representative Kristi Noem told NPR that she even sleeps on a pullout bed in her office when Congress is in session.
With the available video conferencing technology we have today, it makes no sense for politicians to be so far removed from the people they represent. Washington D.C. should be broken up and the political areas spread throughout the country. After all, anyone can attend a conference call with the press of a button and have their faces included as well.
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Don’t anyone worry about the lil socialist, within a few years she will have many homes and millions of our tax dollars “squirreled” away.
Scocialist commies have no business being in the Senate of our Republic!!! Or in our schools!!! Or our nation!!!
Well yeah, that's what socialists do, they starve people who work, so they can fill their own coffers! Bloodsucking parasites!
If voting really mattered, they wouldn't let you do it. It does not matter who votes, it matters who counts the votes!
They voted a rabid commie in who will go after the backbone of the country, White Working Class Americans. This will fare badly for the commie cunt
They dumbed down so many in the education system that these idiots believe all the garbage being spoon fed to them.
Life`s MUCH TO HARD, work & make something of yourself nah.., Easier to just skate through a pathetically simply minded school system, then rely on social programs for your welfare because it`s easier to be dumb & lazy, than to take care of yourself…
Libtards at their finest!
Anyone that graduated from a liberal college should start a class action law suit with their schools and demand their parents tuition money back 41847. Some would be able to buy a decent home with cash if that worked, and would be a heck of a lot better off than their underwater basket weaving masters degree.
This creature is probably the result of the 14th amendment. Another worthless illegal alien anchor baby becomes a politician and helps her people wipe out the white population. If you doubt this take a look at California. New Mexico and Arizona are next. This is what happens when you let foreigners overtake your country. They vote out the liberal whites and put in their own kind. The rinnos and the libtards think they are being smart when they let in all these foreigners, if they keep this up they will all be out of a job!
Many millennials can't afford rent and have to life in poor accommodation.
If your representative is supposed to represent you and be similar, that surely makes this lady a pretty darn good choice?
Income inequality gets worse under Republicans. Economic data clearly shows this! Calling people 'libtards' is reductive and doesn't help the discussion. I could call you a redneck backwards anti-semite, but it hardly helps.
Look, the elites want poor people to hate each other, blame each other for the problems. What if we worked together? We know the rich people screwed both of us over man!!!! It aint liberal or blacks or jews or ANYBODY that's the problem. It's the rich that are the problem! They're taking more and more of the pie and leaving less and less for us all.
We need to work together to get proper taxes on the rich. Don't want you want to own your own nice home one day bro? Don't want you want to have a family? Income inequality causes fighting among the poor. But it never worked and never solved the real problem. Only getting these nepotistic cunts out of office works. Sorry to be honest but Trump is one of these nepotistic elites who just wants more and more money - if he wants more of the pie then there aint any more left for us!
Larry honey, you need to let your other brother Larry speak, or even Darryl, either one would make more sense than you are. I thought I raised you to use your mind in a productive truthful manner, not this npc nonsense your sputtering here.
The problem with people this poor is they are too easy to buy off.
Like how the Clintons were dead broke so they turned their political careers in to a money making machine that sold influence all over the world.