Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams Republicans Who 'Can't Conceive of a Life Where People Don't Casually Maintain Two Homes'
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Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hit back at Republicans for criticizing her for talking about the difficulties of paying rent in Washington, D.C., as well as in New York’s Bronx, an area she represents.
Before taking office, Ocasio-Cortez said she had to wait for her congressional salary to kick in before she could afford an apartment in the nation’s capital, the fifth most expensive city in the U.S.
In November, she said that “there are many little ways in which our electoral system isn’t even designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead.”
After facing backlash for her candor, with some commentators accusing her of putting on “an act,” Ocasio-Cortez responded to her critics on Sunday for “taking cheap shots.”
January 14, 2019 at 10:38 AM #12158retired liberalParticipant
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We need more representatives that can’t conceive of a life where people casually maintain two homes.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.
January 14, 2019 at 10:49 AM #12159ThouArtThatParticipant
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And the irony is that Republicans and DINOs routinely use the “kitchen table” economic metaphor to justify their bad decisions.
"The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it."
- George Orwell
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information."
- Idries Shah
"A riot is the language of the unheard."
- Martin Luther King
"Hope is faith waiting on tomorrow."
January 14, 2019 at 11:05 AM #12161HIP56948Participant
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The way wages and benefits are going, I’m surprised when a average working person can even maintain one house.
After my son returned from Australia, he got into a row with a right winger over the difference between our wages and Australia verses the US. Obviously the dude didn’t know beans.. (As best I can remember)
Dude: The houses there are about the same as here.
Son: Close but wages are higher in Australia. Minimum is much higher.
Dude: They can’t be THAT much higher. (They’re about 13 dollars US in Australia.)
Son: Look, A minimum wage worker in Australia takes home about 8.15 in US dollars..AFTER Taxes, HEALTH CARE, DENTAL and schooling.
Dude. Damn I didn’t know that. (At least the guy recognized the big difference)
Crawling through reality.
January 14, 2019 at 11:44 AM #12182closeupreadyParticipant
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Those Republicans are the same ones who talk about minimum wage jobs dismissively, stating or implying that nobody in a minimum wage job is supporting themselves on that income (and that, therefore, no laws are necessary if they are designed to help working people and families. “WTF”, yes, I know, but Republicans don’t do logic, they do concise, pert soundbites).
Or alternatively, that minimum wage jobs were not designed by God to be “careers”. Well, neither were jobs shining shoes, waiting tables, or making widgets, but for some reason, millions of Americans actually HAVE made careers out of those types of jobs, though it’s incredibly hard.
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