Ocasio-Cortez, Who Makes $174,000, Wants $4,500 Raise: ‘It’s Not Even Like A Raise’
<Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) whined on Monday about the possibility that she may not get a $4,500 pay raise — which she downplayed as only being a cost of living adjustment — as she compared members of Congress to minimum wage workers.
GOP leader, Ocasio-Cortez give boost to lawmaker pay hike
<Lawmakers say that any effort to give members of Congress a raise won’t pass unless both parties agree not to use the issue as a campaign weapon.
<While no such agreement has been ironed out, there is a chance that there will be a bipartisan deal struck at some point this year.
<Proponents of the pay hike acknowledge it’s not popular but argue that it is long overdue.
<The effort got a significant boost Tuesday when House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) offered support for a pay bump, saying he doesn’t want <Congress to be a place where only the wealthy can afford to serve.
<Freshman progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), meanwhile, forcefully made a case to her nearly 4.5 million Twitter followers, defending giving members of Congress the cost-of-living adjustment.
Ocasio-Cortez Thinks Members of Congress Need a Pay Raise
<Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) thinks members of Congress — including herself — deserve a bigger paycheck.
<Ocasio-Cortez — a self-described democratic socialist — took to Twitter to explain why Congressional salaries should be boosted to match the rising cost of living.
Poor people not allowed in AOC's luxury apartment complex
<Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., recently moved into a luxury apartment complex in Washington, D.C. that does not offer the affordable housing units that were a key plank in the New York congresswoman’s campaign platform.
<Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who said in November that she was concerned about being able to afford rent in D.C., now earns a $174,000 annual salary and is living in a newly built high-rise in the city’s Navy Yard area, the Washington Free Beacon reported last week.
<The freshman congresswoman, a self-described socialist, campaigned on a platform to expand affordable housing, and her controversial Green New Deal proposal promises “Safe, affordable, adequate housing” for all.
<But Ocasio-Cortez’s new building — built by leading D.C. developer WC Smith — is part of a luxury complex whose owners specifically do not offer affordable units under Washington, D.C.’s Affordable Dwelling Units program.
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