GOP Spox Puts Ocasio-Cortez on Blast After Campaign Fined for Lack of Worker’s Comp: ‘Hypocrisy at Its Finest’

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Failing to provide necessary coverage for employees might not be the best look.

A recent report by the New York Daily News revealed that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s campaign failed to provide workers’ comp coverage for a month last year. This is especially shocking due to the progressive platform that Ocasio-Cortez ran on.

The campaign was ultimately fined by the state of New York for the lack of coverage.

“The employer did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid,” said Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart. “This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries.”

While Ocasio-Cortez and her team did not respond to the report, one unnamed veteran campaigner criticized the oversight.

“This is basic stuff, especially if you hold yourself out to be the champion of workers,” said the Democratic campaigner.

She was also called out by New York GOP spokeswoman Jessica Proud for not providing basic coverage.

“Hypocrisy at its finest,” said Proud. “The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law. It’s unbelievable.”

Workers’ comp coverage is vital for those that get injured on the job, and for a lawmaker that is constantly advocating for progressive welfare programs, it seems like a very hypocritical way to run a campaign.

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Screwtape
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Screwtape

Remember that this a young woman with little real world experience. She has a very expensive dual “degree” yet was working as a barista/bartender (hmm…) She earns a gross $14.6k paycheck per month, yet somehow failed to plan for, save, or afford $2k for an apartment. (maybe she thought it… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

She grossed 14.6k mo as a barista/bartender? Is that including tips? It would be understandable how you would expect her to save $2,000 rent & $2,000 security deposit for a DC apt while still paying rent on a NY apt. She is required to have a residence in her district.… Read more »

Clay Hounihan
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Clay Hounihan

So she had no workers comp insurance for a month and paid a penalty for it. She had never run a campaign before and it’s all new to her. She paid a fine. I’m failing to see hypocrisy, just more scrutiny from the right. Where is this scrutiny towards the… Read more »

Screwtape
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Screwtape

You speak of clemency for AOC’s transgressions, then turn around and dump on Trump
Your lack of consistency betrays a double-standard and TDS.

FYI, “lack of scrutiny” on Trump? BWAHAHA! Did you just wake from a coma?

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

Paul Ryan on Trump’s missteps “He’s new to the job .” https://www.nbcnews.com/card/paul-ryan-s-defense-trump-he-s-new-job-n769851

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

This is IJR. One stance for D’s: “Lock her up.” and one stance for Trump & Trump supporters: “It doesn’t matter.”

Phoenix
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Phoenix

It is easy to sit on the sideline and point fingers, but its a little harder when you are the one actually in charge.

AOC is learning some tough lessons made tougher by how abrasive she has been to those around her.

banstan
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banstan

Do you really think she is “learning”?

Phoenix
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Phoenix

Probably not – but the lessons are all there whenever she decides to step back and reflect a bit.

banstan
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banstan

And again, the SAME question, will she take that step back?

banstan
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banstan

With this person, I don’t have much hope.

TOM
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TOM

She demonstrates time and again that she does not learn. We can only hope that the people who voted for her are capable of learning and not make the same mistake when she comes up for reelection. However, I have little hope of that also.

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

Interesting. I have little hope of Trump voters coming to the same conclusion for the same reason you cited for not re-electing AOC. I do not live in NY 14th district & wouldn’t have voted for AOC in 2018 primary. I also don’t live in NY 27th, CA 50th, or… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

Did she vote to re-open the government? Yes. Has she voted yes on all the department funding bills? Yes. Has she voted to pay the furloughed federal employees? Yes. So far voting wise, not certain what you can complain about.

banstan
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banstan

Will Trump re-open government? YES! Will Trump fund all departments? YES! Will Trump pay all furloughed federal employees? YES! Guess YOU have no reason to complain about Trump.

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

IF Trump will reopen the gvt and Trump will fund all depts, Then WHY WON”T MCCONNELL PUT THE HOUSE BILLS ON THE FLOOR FOR A VOTE? WHY is McConnell waiting for Trump’s permission? WHY was Lindsey Graham’s plan shot down by Trump? Are McConnell and Graham part of the “Deep… Read more »

banstan
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banstan

Answer has been out there for all to see. NO BARRIER, NO VOTE. Maybe McConnell is waiting for a reasonable explanation from the dims on why they voted for a barrier in the past and not for one now.

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

Not a fan/follower of AOC, so I can not say what she learned. I don’t vote in NY 14th district, so I don’t see the need to change that, OR tell the 14th district how to vote. I do live in the US, so I am forced to follow Trump.… Read more »

Screwtape
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Screwtape

The optics are bad and, in truth, her loud-mouthed domination of the news makes her more vulnerable. I may mock her as a bubblehead, but believe she should be allowed to speak her beliefs. Only then can her ideas and their source truly be revealed. (also pointed and laughed at)

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

AOC only dominates trumpy news sites.You’re smart enough to realize they have anointed her your latest target to attack. As evidenced in loud-mouthed and bubblehead, the message was received. When the public forgets about Cesar Sayoc & Robert Bowers, you will get the signal to return to personal attacks on… Read more »

Screwtape
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Screwtape

BS, Russian bot. Check out any MSM site for echoes of her ignorant utterances.

KhyberRifle
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KhyberRifle

A precursor to her learning is realizing she’s learned nothing heretofore. She says, “Laws? We don’t need no stinkin’ laws; we’ll make laws by fiat. Laws can be made to fit the situation and my feelings” about who should be subject to laws, which to enforce, which to pay lip… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

1. Google Grassley amendment. Congress is not exempt from Obamacare. Keep in mind that an income of > than 65,000 would eliminate the possibility of subsidy therefore just as any other citizen, they can purchase their commercial plan directly from the Insurance company. 2. How have you missed the majority… Read more »

KhyberRifle
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KhyberRifle

Phyl, as much reading as you do one would think you’d be better informed. Forget the PPA and ACA for a moment; consider that not one lawmaker who passed those laws, and might not have even read the laws, had a dog in the hunt. Not one would risk losing… Read more »

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