Only a socialist would complain about making $174,000 a year and having trouble finding a second place to live.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., lamented roughly two months ago about the difficulty of affording one apartment.
Now, as a member of Congress making serious money, she’s complaining about the financial stress of “needing” a second apartment.
“The thing Republicans taking cheap shots forget to mention is that it’s about having trouble affording a SECOND apartment. I live in the Bronx and work in D.C. Need spot in both,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a Tweet sent out on Sunday.
The thing Republicans taking cheap shots forget to mention is that it’s about having trouble affording a SECOND apartment.
I live in the Bronx and work in DC. Need a spot in both.
But I understand how they can’t conceive of a life where people don’t casually maintain 2 homes. https://t.co/K2cxCcRyk9
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 13, 2019
Her tweet was in response to “progressive activist” Jordan Uhl, who said: “Expecting her to easily drop serious cash in another high-rent area is ludicrous and only perpetuates the idea that the wealthy are worthy elected.”
For many years, lawmakers have slept in their offices while in D.C. so that they can avoid that very issue.
Ocasio-Cortez is either completely oblivious to this idea or she is laying the groundwork to demand lawmakers be paid more in the future so they can live an even more lavish lifestyle.
After all, over 30 Democrats just spent the weekend in Puerto Rico on vacation while part of the government is closed.
In November, Ocasio-Cortez argued that the “electoral system” is unfair because she couldn’t receive her congressional salary until she was sworn in as a member of Congress on Jan. 3.
During an interview, the New York socialist complained about not being able to afford an apartment in Washington, D.C.
“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress, so how do I get an apartment?” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Those little things are very real.”
When the interview took place, she was a congresswoman-elect, meaning there was a three month gap between her election victory and when she was sworn in as a member of Congress in January.
She was complaining about not receiving her $174,000 annual congressional salary for another a few months.
Ocasio-Cortez said she and her “partner” had been saving money since her days as a bartender in New York, but decried that it wasn’t enough to get her an apartment in D.C.
“We’re kind of just dealing with the logistics of it day by day,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I’ve really been just kind of squirreling away and then hoping that gets me to January.”
Despite Ocasio-Cortez saying she “can’t really take a salary,” filings by the Federal Election Commission indicated at the time that she did take at least one “payroll” check as a candidate this past election cycle.
The socialist darling also tweeted about her interview and further elaborated her bizarre position that the “electoral system” is unfair because she had to be a member of Congress before being paid like a member of Congress.
There are many little ways in which our electoral system isn’t even designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead.
This is one of them (don’t worry btw – we’re working it out!)
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 8, 2018
The electoral system has absolutely nothing to do with Ocasio-Cortez’s apparent financial struggles.
While many will find it mind-boggling that she doesn’t know that, it’s hardly the first time she has made a bizarre statement.
It’s amazing to see how she has progressed since gaining power.
In true socialist fashion, she has gone from complaining about affording one apartment to now making $174,000 a year and making a fuss about getting a second apartment.