Yep. Voting against cost of living increases for members of Congress may sound nice, but doing so only increases pressure on them to keep dark money loopholes open.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 11, 2019
This makes campaign finance reform *harder.*
ALL workers deserve cost of living increases, incl min wage workers. https://t.co/fCdgHKx4G1
What this does is punish members who rely on a straight salary, and reward those who rely on money loopholes and other forms of self-dealing.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 11, 2019
For example, it incentivizes the horrible kinds of legislative looting we saw in the GOP tax scam bill.
It’s not a fun or politically popular position to take. But consistency is important.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 11, 2019
ALL workers should get cost of living increases. That’s why minimum wage should be pegged to inflation, too.
Voting against cost of living increases is 1 reason why dark $ loopholes stay open.