Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pledges to fix flawed ‘electoral system’ that leaves some members of Congress unable to afford DC housing
One of the Left’s newest rock stars is Democrat socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has a problem: She reportedly can’t afford a place to live in DC until she gets her first congressional paycheck after starting work in the House of Representatives:
— The Hill (@thehill) November 8, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, currently without an income, needs to wait until her congressional salary kicks in to get a DC apartment.
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) November 8, 2018
It’s not an uncommon problem for some in Congress, and Ocasio-Cortez says she’s going to do something about it:
There are many little ways in which our electoral system isn’t even designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead.
This is one of them (don’t worry btw – we’re working it out!)
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 8, 2018
What’s a fix to the “electoral system” mean? We’re guessing her proposed solution is going to involve taxpayers footing more of the bill, but we’ll see.
— Autumn Campbell (@campbellautumnj) November 9, 2018
But maybe a fellow socialist might have some pointers in how to make ends meet while living in DC:
— I Am #ABWisdom (@adbridgeforth) November 9, 2018
Good idea. Bernie’s done just fine for himself on the salary of a “public servant.”
As far as AOC not being able to yet afford a DC apartment, it has to be asked:
Why doesn’t she “just pay for it”?
— The Original E (@The_Original_E_) November 8, 2018
El. Oh El. And it’s just a fraction of the “Medicare for all” price tag — what gives?