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    "You just ... pay for it" - Ocasio-Cortez cant afford an apartment


    Ocasio-Cortez complains about not getting Congressional paycheck yet: ‘How do I get an apartment?’

    November 9, 2018
    By Martin Walsh

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apparently believes the “electoral system” is unfair because she can’t receive her congressional salary until she’s actually sworn in as a member of Congress.

    On Thursday, the 29-year-old socialist spoke with The New York Times about her election victory on Tuesday.

    But rather than discuss her ideas for Congress, Ocasio-Cortez complained about not being able to afford an apartment in Washington, D.C.

    Given that she will not be sworn in as a member of Congress until January, the Democratic socialist complained about not receiving her congressional salary for another three months.

    “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.”

    Ocasio-Cortez said she and her “partner” have 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 telling the Times that she “can’t really take a salary,” filings by the Federal Election Commission indicate that she did take at least one “payroll” check as a candidate this election cycle.

    The socialist darling also tweeted about her interview with the Times, and further elaborated her bizarre position that the “electoral system” is unfair because she cannot receive her congressional salary until she’s actually sworn in as a member of Congress.

    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.

    On Tuesday night, Ocasio-Cortez thanked every “Dreamer” for her election victory and accuses Immigration Customs and Enforcement of committing “humans rights violations.”

    “Words cannot express my gratitude to every organizer, every small-dollar donor, every working parent and Dreamer who helped make this movement happen. And that’s exactly what this is, not a campaign or an Election Day but a movement… for social, economic and racial justice,” she added, getting very animated while galvanizing her far-left supporters.

    “We launched this campaign because no one was clearly and authentically talking about issues like the corrupting role of money in politics. Like the disturbing human rights violations being committed by ICE,” Ocasio-Cortez shouted to the crowd while waving her arms. “By the fact that no one was giving a voice to the idea, to the notion that an entire generation is graduating with crippling loads of student loans debt that’s a ticking time bomb for our economy.”

    Earlier this week, the socialist offered a bizarre response when asked how American taxpayers would pay for the multi-billion dollar “Medicare for all” plan that she and other far-left Democrats support.

    “You just… pay for it,” she said with a weird pause.

    Recent studies have shown that the “Medicare for all” plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years.

    Later in that same interview, Ocasio-Cortez told host Jorge Ramos that it’s a “no-brainer” that President Donald Trump should be impeached.

    “I mean, yeah. To me, it’s a no-brainer,” Ocasio-Cortez said, without providing any evidence that the president broke the law.

    Last week, Ocasio-Cortez sent out a bizarre email demanding Democrats “push back” against Republicans and Trump, who she referred to as “cold-hearted monsters.”

    Prior to that, Ocasio-Cortez told a small crowd that global warming is an ”existential threat” similar to Nazism. With no self-awareness at all, she claimed the plan to defeat “global warming” should be the same one used to defeat Adolf Hitler.

    The Democratic darling said her plan for Congress will be to divide people; or, as she put it, “segmenting” them.

    And if her congressional salary isn’t enough, she’s already hinted at a possible presidential run in the future.

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    The most ignorant person ever elected to office. You start getting large groups of ignorant people running things and then it gets really dangerous.

    I really think you should have to score at a certain level on an aptitude test to have the chance of running for office. The test would cover all political ideas through history, American history, the us constitution, bill of rights, the federalist papers..ect....

    This chick is going to help decide our fate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelr4evr View Post
    The most ignorant person ever elected to office. You start getting large groups of ignorant people running things and then it gets really dangerous.

    I really think you should have to score at a certain level on an aptitude test to have the chance of running for office. The test would cover all political ideas through history, American history, the us constitution, bill of rights, the federalist papers..ect....

    This chick is going to help decide our fate?
    Umm we have had large groups of ignorant people in Congress for decades, they're called Democrats and yes it is very dangerous. This chick is just a sub level of ignorance but not unheard of like Maxine Waters and others like her who are just as ignorant.

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    She can't run her own personal financial affairs but now votes on financial affairs involving taxpayers money. Americans are stupid.

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    Someone will start a go fund me page for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjx View Post
    She can't run her own personal financial affairs but now votes on financial affairs involving taxpayers money. Americans are stupid.
    Meh, I fuck up my finances all the time. As an elected official, I was very keen on protect the money the taxpayers paid.

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    Somehow I think this person will take money from the political finances, not realizing what's legal or illegal.
    Tomlin is 3-5 in his last eight playoff games, 3-6 if you include the Super Bowl loss to the Packers. He has won a playoff game in just 4 of his 11 seasons, and most of those came early.

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    No link sorry. Florida judge just laid down some smack on that stupid ass in Florida. Totally supported the Republican request in the matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerInLebanon View Post
    Umm we have had large groups of ignorant people in Congress for decades, they're called Democrats and yes it is very dangerous. This chick is just a sub level of ignorance but not unheard of like Maxine Waters and others like her who are just as ignorant.
    This is why I'd love to have term limits. You can't fix stupid,but you can limit it.

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    She's probably never made enough money to have to pay taxes before. Wish I could see the look on her face when she sees how much her beloved government will steal from her paycheck.

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    Don't worry by the time she leaves she'll be a multi-millionaire.

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    Every single elected government job should be limited to ten or twelve years

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    Quote Originally Posted by madinsomniac View Post
    Every single elected government job should be limited to ten or twelve years
    10 years might be too long. Should not be able to make a career out of it for sure, and should somehow be limited in the extra money above the salary that you can make during your public service. Completely remove personal wealth from the incentive to be a representative. Good salary? Sure. Life changing wealth? No fkin way.

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    Term limits also make it more difficult and expensive to effectively lobby and pay them off.

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    #metoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelr4evr View Post
    The most ignorant person ever elected to office. You start getting large groups of ignorant people running things and then it gets really dangerous.

    I really think you should have to score at a certain level on an aptitude test to have the chance of running for office. The test would cover all political ideas through history, American history, the us constitution, bill of rights, the federalist papers..ect....
    ?
    I wish we had that also.... because if we did, there’s no way on God’s green earth Donald Trump would have ever became POTUS. I’ve said many times during his campaign that I didn’t think he could pass a high school civics class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollRed View Post
    I wish we had that also.... because if we did, there’s no way on God’s green earth Donald Trump would have ever became POTUS. I’ve said many times during his campaign that I didn’t think he could pass a high school civics class.
    You’re a fucking moron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndySteel View Post
    You’re a fucking moron.
    Considering the source, I’ll take that as a compliment....

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