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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Already
Demanding Higher Pay, And Says She Will
Become Corrupt If Not Rewarded

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Posted By: Toledo, 6/11/2019 12:21:21 PM

To call Freshman Congress member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “brazen” is to traffic in redundancy. Since her arrival in D.C. she has moved between acting entitled to demanding obedience, well beyond her pay grade — and now she wants a higher pay grade as well. The subject of Congressional pay raises has come up and AOC, who has been on the job for mere months, is already stating she needs to be paid more. Maybe you can toss a hint of extortion in that mix as well. If you have ever worked in an office you may have encountered this type. More than ambitious, a new arrival is brought in who questions methods

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jebediah 6/11/2019 12:23:58 PM (No. 95818)
Corrupt as opposed to inept?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: zzzghy 6/11/2019 12:27:27 PM (No. 95824)
Cowfart cortez is too stupid to realize this and even after it happens she won't get it, but she's being set up for her remotion.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Smart11344 6/11/2019 12:42:21 PM (No. 95830)
How in Hades did this ignorant woman get elected. What are the demographics of her district? What is the average IQ? Probably not above 40.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nimby 6/11/2019 12:43:10 PM (No. 95831)
Similar to all slackers, a woman who has done cr@p wants a pay hike!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/11/2019 12:47:46 PM (No. 95836)
Delusions of Adequacy How about we set up a tip jar in the House of representatives and you can all split it when your shift is over.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Dipi 6/11/2019 12:56:36 PM (No. 95841)
I don't think she will have to worry about higher pay because I think she is going to be a one-term congresswoman only.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: skacmar 6/11/2019 1:40:13 PM (No. 95867)
OAC is morphing into everything that she campaigned against. Now some are saying she is setting her sights on a NY Senate seat. As much as I would LOVE to see Chuck Schumer or Gillibrand gone, I hope the people of NY are not dumb enough to elect OAC to a state wide office.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 6/11/2019 1:55:22 PM (No. 95876)
So . . . is she planning to share her pay (with or without a raise) with everyone else? After all, isn't that what she preaches?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JonR 6/11/2019 1:58:50 PM (No. 95881)
You just cannot make a purse out of a sow's ear! Elect scum into office, expect results like this!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Clinger 6/11/2019 2:12:09 PM (No. 95897)
She has a point. I want a complete accounting of all 535. What was their net worth when they were first elected, what have they been paid by we the people for how many years and what are they worth now. It should come as no mystery that they act and vote inconsistently with WTP's best interests and why "AMerica first" could possibly be controversial. And by "they" we must look at wives husbands siblings children and not fall for a head fake or shell game. Most of their wealth comes from something other than doing the job we voted them in to perform. She's still an idiot, but I appreciate the inadvertent bit of honesty. I'm sure she's had a talking to by the queen of corruption.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: hotcorner 6/11/2019 2:16:12 PM (No. 95904)
I want someone to explain to these idiot lifers that the job shouldn't be lifetime. Serve a term or two and get the hell out. Most have nothing more to offer but corruption as they get on in their lifetime political careers. Her due date lasted a few months. She should be defeated.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 6/11/2019 2:21:11 PM (No. 95914)
As a member of Congress, Cortez is now making more money that she did in her whole life.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: M2 6/11/2019 2:56:20 PM (No. 95948)
Does she realize she is in over her head and is trying to queer her own career by being outrageous? Then she can claim that she was misunderstood and kicked out. I have seen people do that; they will sabotage themselves so they don’t have to perform and so they can blame it on somebody else.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/11/2019 3:02:59 PM (No. 95954)
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 6/11/2019 3:04:49 PM (No. 95956)
Thugs R Us. Pay ME or ELSE! I vote to let her become corrupt and then jail her. I'd rather pay for her incarceration as a felon rather than a Congress critter. Maybe they could teach her some useful skills.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: JediJerry 6/11/2019 3:36:07 PM (No. 95993)
She already corrupt so add it to the list of her accomplishments.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: tom7 6/11/2019 4:21:35 PM (No. 96023)
You meant to write "she will become MORE corrupt if not rewarded". She is already thoroughly corrupt with her host of interlocking front organizations.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/11/2019 4:26:59 PM (No. 96027)
She's simply too dam stupid to be corrupt. Picture Dyslexia Occasionally-Cognizant v Hillary (Imelda) Marcos.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: wsdiego 6/11/2019 4:34:07 PM (No. 96036)
Corrupt is a given!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: red1066 6/11/2019 4:51:49 PM (No. 96056)
She wants to cash in now before her term is up. She probably knows she's a one hit wonder, and will be gone come the next election.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: mathman 6/11/2019 5:09:03 PM (No. 96072)
How will we be able to tell?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: kono 6/11/2019 5:11:34 PM (No. 96075)
#1 implies that it's an either-or thing; but she's got the capacity to be both (corrupt AND inept). With a side of dangerously ignorant and a dollop of wildly arrogant on top...
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Reply 23 - Posted by: udanja99 6/11/2019 5:43:21 PM (No. 96104)
Acting like a true socialist.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/11/2019 6:12:37 PM (No. 96121)
She's too stupid to be successfully Corrupt...she will be in prison soon, Mark my Words!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: ginadee 6/11/2019 6:50:05 PM (No. 96151)
Would $15.00 an hour be enough? Go back to New York, you half-wit. Somewhere there's a bar that needs tending.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: chefrandy 6/11/2019 11:43:17 PM (No. 96308)
It's so trying to be a good socialist on only 174K per year.
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