Ocasio-Cortez Can’t Afford DC Apartment Until Congressional Paycheck Kicks in — Blames Electoral System

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All of your problems are caused by the system. At least that’s the case according to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The newly-elected Democratic socialist from New York recently had an interview with The New York Times about her new responsibilities as the youngest member of Congress. In the interview, she brought up the apparent struggle of finding an apartment in Washington D.C.

Yet she claimed that her problem is not because of a lack of apartment availability, but that she couldn’t afford an apartment until he congressional salary starts in January.

“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

While she did admit that she and her partner had saved money, she still said it was a day-to-day struggle.

“We’re kind of just dealing with the logistics of it day by day, but I’ve really been just kind of squirreling away and then hoping that gets me to January,” said Ocasio-Cortez.

But ultimately the politician blames the system, not poor planning or the strain of temporarily budgeting on one income.

Ocasio-Cortez has claimed that she will not support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House, rather pushing for a far-left speaker that will have a similar agenda to her’s.

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Starting in January, Ocasio-Cortez’s salary will be $174,000 per year.

What do you think?

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Alicia Davis Bergeron
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Now let’s see, you don’t have an income until you get sworn in (and just to pop your bubble a little more…I don’t think you will get a paycheck until 31 January) So do what the rest of us do….get a TEMP job! Welcome to the real world called adulthood!

Scooter Tramp II
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Handle it the same way you want to handle health care. Just pay for it.

Phillip Gwalthney
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Who the fuck voted for this piece of shit? How’s she pay for them designer clothes?

Chris Meyerson
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So please tell me what this service only allows the very short amount of writing on answers and responses to interviews and Ideas it’s truly a very restrictive system that does not allow the people to really answer or respond to questions or statements and that is complete BULL SHIT or FUBARED OR SNAFU

Chris Meyerson
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Also her Vision of ending the Electoral College is frightening to say the least because what that would do is end the ability of the rest of the Country to have a Voice in the elections and allow the Coast to Rule every National Election from now until well the Next Comming of the Lord and that is not how the Framers envisioned these things at all they framed this in a way the Every state had a voice in the National Elections so no one or greater populations centers could dominate the elections.

Chris Meyerson
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I don’t even understand how this kind of person can even be allowed to be a Member of Congress at all… She is a Socialist and that is in stark contrast to our Constitution of the United States of America and how we are a Republic and a Small limited Government at least that’s the way the founders envisioned it but we have clearly gotten away from that vision…. Just these few points should disqualify her from being able to hold office…

Ricardo Rodriguez
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De ahora en lo adelante se veran salir las divisiones internas dentro del partido democrata, esto es bueno pues se les acabara la forma de votar en bloque partidista al 100 % Tipo partido comunista

Dwayne Chamberlain
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This partner she mentioned,,, would that be a woman? Asking for a friend.

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