Skip to comments.AOC Alienates 80 Percent of Voters with Tone Deaf Complaint About How Hard Her Life Is — Now the Post Is Gone
Posted on 07/18/2022 10:51:01 AM PDT by Red Badger
A politician who makes more money than a little over 80 percent of Americans is singing the blues about how tough life has become.
The comments came on the Instagram account of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, who makes $174,000 a year as a member of Congress, along with the perks of office.
“It’s insanely expensive, there is no stipend or per diem for it, and you’re not allowed to write it off even though your job forces you to have it,” she said, according to BizPac Review.
“This creates real class dynamics in the House. Many sleep in their offices, but if you are caught, it could get bad for many reasons,” she said in a post that appeared to be deleted.
She said it was tough to rent in two expensive cities to meet the requirements that she has to have a residence in Washington, D.C., as well as one in her district, according to the Denver Gazette.
“I rent in both cities. It’s so so much. We have to find a new apartment in NYC soon and I’m STRESSED. Rent is wild and the idea of [apartment] searching and moving while legislating and campaigning is yikes,” she said.
The complaints touched off a reaction.
The whining comes after Ocasio-Cortez told the Associated Press that she is very concerned she not be perceived as out of touch.
“It’s always a concern that that’s a perception. I’ve never had any control over the fact that that kind of phenomenon started the moment I was elected,” she said. “If anything, that’s why it’s really important for me to continue to be here in the community.”
As noted by the Washington Examiner, congressional salaries are indexed to the cost of living, but Congress has rejected all raises since 2010.
Last year, she said she received a “living wage” in a statement calling for raises for House staff members.
“It is unjust for Congress to budget a living wage for ourselves, yet rely on unpaid interns and underpaid, overworked staff just because some conservatives want to make a statement about ‘fiscal responsibility,'” she said in a statement on her website.
“The lack of diversity on the Hill can be traced directly to our failure to pay staff a living wage. Low-pay also contributes to the undue influence of money in politics, with experienced Hill staffers frequently leaving to work for lobbyists and other special interests. This investment will create a stronger Congress and better policy for the country.”
According to the website Statista, only 18.3 percent of Americans make more than $150,000 a year.
A tweet asking for a response from the office of Ocasio-Cortez had not received a reply as of Sunday afternoon.
john goodman had a series where a bunch of them lived together in a house
Limousine liberals love her. See the video of Colbert begging her to run for POTUS. They will protect her at all costs. She will continue to prosper in spite of her lack of intelligence.
Yeah, butt guess who will be back for another term along with nanzi, mad max, s.j.lee and a ‘hole’ gaggle of micreants....
her pussy hurts, whaaaa!
Her mind is stuck at 16 years old.
Someday you'll wake up when it doesn't work any more and you'll realize you were raped for 45 years, didn't know it, and bragged about how much you loved it.
Then you'll lay your head down, close your eyes and burn in hell for all eternity.
Who knows how much, via kickbacks, these creeps are really raking in? Yet in the places she calls home her “official” $200k doesn’t go far. Why they feel the need to pretend relatability anymore…
“Her mind is stuck at 16 years old.”
I’m thinking 18 years old.
After all, the Founding Fathers never intended this "office-holding" to be a career. The intent was for citizens to take a short hiatus from their true professions to serve a term of public service representing their citizens in the legislatures. They were then expected to get back to their normal lives once their term ended.
Even George Washington returned to Mount Vernon after his public service stints were over. Once back on his plantation, he'd get on his horse each morning and get down to business running his own affairs.
Office holding was not meant to be a livelihood.
Hopefully AOC is going back to her career in bartending.
She married Whitey McWhite,
have him kick in a few shekels.
Selena Socialista is now worth $29 million, how did that happen leftists?
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, AOC!
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!!
Everyone, whether their life is easy or hard tends to “normalize” (Or, to equate to the value of “1.”) whatever their circumstances are. So, whether you’re a Nazi prison camp guard or a Nazi prisoner, whatever you experience during the day is equal to one. Thus, AOC may actually see her fluffy lifestyle of the rich and famous to be arduous. It takes someone who has the ability to see through the eyes of others to evaluate who has it tough. In my experience people in politics have no such ability.
Aw. 🎻 Is the widdle socialist complaining about the baaaaad capitalist cities that have to pay for the widdle socialists government? LOL!
Perhaps there should be a Federal barracks for the House and Senate where all congressional members live while they are in DC.
” See the video of Colbert begging her to run for POTUS. “
Hey there. I’m begging AOC to run for POTUS.
And the US is somehow supposed to trust her to manage the Nation’s finances? No wonder the dem party’s solution to everything is to steal more money.
.....After all, the Founding Fathers never intended this “office-holding” to be a career. The intent was for citizens to take a short hiatus from their true professions to serve a term of public service representing their citizens in the legislatures. They were then expected to get back to their normal lives once their term ended......
The Founders miscalculated, as they did on other matters. But they designed a government with the capacity to evolve, so this is normal, too!!!!
Nevertheless, several long-term officeholders abuse their positions and should be drummed out of office. But that doesn’t often happen in Dim districts (and some Republican ones).