Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers


I chatted up the staff. The house appropriated $8 million and the Senate appropriated $5 million for the salaries. "This is a disgrace".

Meanwhile, the representative-elect and other progressive candidates have criticized their freshmen orientation ahead of becoming members of Congress.

Friday after he mocked her in an Instagram post that suggested the Democratic socialist ideology she espouses would lead to Americans eating their dogs. Venezuela does not have a democratic socialist or socialist form of government, but rather, an authoritarian socialist government.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that she will pay her Congressional interns at least $15 an hour after slamming her future colleagues for offering unpaid internships and failing to pay staff a "living wage". She came to the realization when she visited a diner in Washington, D.C. for a late night dinner and most of the staff were Capitol Hill workers at their second job.

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She also gave insight into congressional budgeting saying that each member gets a $20,000 budget for interns. The median American household income was $59,039 in 2017, according to the census.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn't even been sworn in to office yet but the New Yorker who will become the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress is clearly making Republicans feel threatened, just by existing.

Ocasio-Cortez in a December 2 tweet claimed a $21 trillion mistake could have paid for about 66 percent of the cost of a Medicare-for-all bill.

Ocasio-Cortez responded to the statistic and promised to pay her interns. Schumer's office told Rolling Stone that the ad "was made in error" and that beginning in January, they will offer "a stipend to eligible interns". "Socialism is an economic system.You have to have an economic argument in order to A, sell it, and B, make it work".