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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is so generous that she’s going to pay her interns “at least” $15 per hour — with other people’s money.
The 29-year-old socialist took to Twitter on Tuesday to exclaim that it’s “time to walk the walk” and that she will become one of the “very few members of Congress who actually pay their interns.”
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In a series of tweets, Ocasio-Cortez explained that each member of Congress “gets” around $1.2 million for their entire budget.
The budget is supposed to cover everything, ranging from salaries, rent for district offices, tech devices, and so on.
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Ocasio-Cortez, of course, made no mention that the $1.2 million didn’t come from thin air, but rather from American taxpayers.
In typical socialist fashion, she’s going to take other people’s money to pay her interns at least $15 per hour, which is well above the federal minimum wage.
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She also boasted about becoming one of only a few members of Congress who pay their interns.
While she was undoubtedly trying to use the moment to brag, she also failed to mention that her Democratic colleagues pay their interns far less than Republicans do.
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According to a report in 2017 from the nonprofit group Pay Our Interns, 51 percent of Senate Republicans paid their interns compared to just 31 percent of Senate Democrats.
In the House of Representatives, only 8 percent of Republicans paid their interns compared to only 3.6 percent of Democrats.
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Interestingly enough, the majority of Ocasio-Cortez’s Democrat colleagues who claim to support a $15 federal minimum wage did not pay their interns at all in 2017.
This isn’t the first time the New York Democrat has proven that she’s really bad at math.
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Over the weekend, the 29-year-old socialist cited a highly misleading...
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