You won’t believe what she said.
Democratic Rep. and known Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised eyebrows after she decided to go on Instagram and complain about her salary as a member of Congress and even went as far as calling for a raise.
According to the Washington Examiner, all members of Congress are required to occupy a place of residency in Washington D.C. as well as have a residence in the state which they represent. Ocasio-Cortez is brazen enough to claim that this causes “class dynamics” within Congress and complained that it is causing her “economic strains.”
In her video she released on Instagram, Ocasio-Cortez complained, “It’s insanely expensive, there is no stipend or per diem for it, and you’re not allowed to write it off even though your job forces you to have it. This creates real class dynamics in the House. Many sleep in their offices, but if you are caught, it could get bad for many reasons, including violations.”
It’s important to remember that members of Congress make a very impressive $174,000 per year but that still isn’t enough for Socialist AOC.
“I rent in both cities. It’s so so much,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “We have to find a new apartment in NYC soon and I’m STRESSED. Rent is wild and the idea of [apartment] searching and moving while legislating and campaigning is yikes.”
Maybe she should talk to President Biden about the inflation problem that he has caused. Sadly, however that likely won’t happen. Ocasio-Cortez will probably just rally Democrats and President Biden into giving themselves another raise instead.