Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is so generous that she’s going to pay her interns “at least” $15 per hour — with other people’s money.
The 29-year-old socialist took to Twitter on Tuesday to exclaim that it’s “time to walk the walk” and that she will become one of the “very few members of Congress who actually pay their interns.”
Time to walk the walk.
Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns. We will be one of them. https://t.co/BuKCDSai0K
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 5, 2018
In a series of tweets, Ocasio-Cortez explained that each member of Congress “gets” around $1.2 million for their entire budget.
The budget is supposed to cover everything, ranging from salaries, rent for district offices, tech devices, and so on.
Ocasio-Cortez, of course, made no mention that the $1.2 million didn’t come from thin air, but rather from American taxpayers.
In typical socialist fashion, she’s going to take other people’s money to pay her interns at least $15 per hour, which is well above the federal minimum wage.
She also boasted about becoming one of only a few members of Congress who pay their interns.
While she was undoubtedly trying to use the moment to brag, she also failed to mention that her Democratic colleagues pay their interns far less than Republicans do.
According to a report in 2017 from the nonprofit group Pay Our Interns, 51 percent of Senate Republicans paid their interns compared to just 31 percent of Senate Democrats.
In the House of Representatives, only 8 percent of Republicans paid their interns compared to only 3.6 percent of Democrats.
Interestingly enough, the majority of Ocasio-Cortez’s Democrat colleagues who claim to support a $15 federal minimum wage did not pay their interns at all in 2017.
This isn’t the first time the New York Democrat has proven that she’s really bad at math.
Over the weekend, the 29-year-old socialist cited a highly misleading report from the leftist outlet The Nation, which stated that Pentagon accounting errors totaled $21 trillion.
“In all, at least a mind-boggling $21 trillion of Pentagon financial transactions between 1998 and 2015 could not be traced, documented, or explained,” the piece stated.
Ocasio-Cortez argued that the United States should have used that money to fund the $32 trillion “Medicare for All” plan that she supports.
$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions “could not be traced, documented, or explained.”
$21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T.
That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon.
And that’s before our premiums. https://t.co/soT6GSmDSG
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 2, 2018
It didn’t take long for numerous people to immediately rebuke her argument, which was even more embarrassing given she will officially become a member of Congress next month.
The Department of Defense hasn’t spent $21 trillion since it was created over 70 years ago.
Ocasio-Cortez had no earthly idea that it is mathematically impossible for the Pentagon, which had a budget of $500 billion since it was created, to waste $21 trillion.
Last week, the New York socialist said her election victory was like the moon landing and the Civil Rights movement.
Prior to that, the Democratic darling tweeted that she wants 5,000 caseworkers sent to the U.S.-Mexico border instead of American troops.
She also argued that the migrant caravan swarming the border is comparable to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.
Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez also said people are going to die soon if the U.S. doesn’t address climate change, claimed Republicans criticizing her on Twitter are “stalking” her, and bizarrely told her supporters that Democrats need help to taking back “all three chambers of Congress.”
This is also the same person who said “you just pay for it” when asked how to fund the multi-billion dollar “Medicare for all” plan that she and other far-left Democrats support.