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AOC Wants a Raise.
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Posted By: RockyTCB, 6/12/2019 5:55:17 AM

Freshmen Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants Congress to give itself a $4,500 pay raise next year. That would boost her salary to $178,500. And that’s not counting the many perks members of Congress get, all courtesy of taxpayers. But even that isn’t enough for the self-described socialist. AOC scoffed that a 2.5% bump in pay was “not even like a raise.” Before that, she grumbled that her income was merely a “living wage.” She also complained in a tweet that if lawmakers don’t get a raise, it “makes campaign finance reform *harder.* ” And it “increases pressure on them to keep dark money loopholes open.” It makes one wonder if AOC understands

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson 6/12/2019 6:31:20 AM (No. 96410)
She is a Freshman Congresswoman and already a multi-millionaire because she 'sold' the rights to her story for a cable documentary. It as not taken her long to start following the money.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: mizzmac 6/12/2019 6:46:44 AM (No. 96418)
Every time she opens her mouth she confirms her inadequacy for an adult job.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: F15 Gork 6/12/2019 6:48:19 AM (No. 96420)
AOC just hasn’t been the same since she was attacked by her garbage disposal and learned that plants grow in dirt. Bless her heart.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley 6/12/2019 6:55:45 AM (No. 96425)
Thats a lot like hiring a contractor who is actively trying to burn your house down, but wants more money to finish the job because you aren't paying him enough. The Democrats have the torches and the Republicans refuse to man the extinguishers.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kitty Myers 6/12/2019 6:58:36 AM (No. 96429)
FTA: "So here’s a modest proposal. Tie AOC’s salary, and everyone else’s in Congress, directly to the incomes of the people they represent." YES!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Kitty Myers 6/12/2019 6:59:39 AM (No. 96430)
FTA: "Better still, if she wanted a raise, she’d have to see to it that her local economy is thriving and people in her district are gainfully employed, thereby pushing up the median income." YES!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Red Jeep 6/12/2019 7:08:10 AM (No. 96435)
Raise for what, Trump investigations and vacations?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: udanja99 6/12/2019 7:16:56 AM (No. 96441)
Hey, cut her some slack. She needs some more red lipstick and those designer brands are expensive!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Words have Meaning 6/12/2019 7:55:10 AM (No. 96460)
So AOC wants a raise. It wasn't that long ago, she stealing tip jars from her bartending job. Now she makes $174,000/yr stealing from US taxpayers. Is this a great country or what? BTW...that red lipstick makes you look like a streetwalker. That could be another source of money. It is always best to have a second income to fall back on...Don't you think?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: padiva 6/12/2019 8:04:47 AM (No. 96471)
It will sooo interesting to see what our darling 8 year old look-a-like will do with this story.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: chance_232 6/12/2019 8:39:43 AM (No. 96500)
If I went to my employer after 6 months on the job and demanded a pay raise, I would be shown the door.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Krause 6/12/2019 8:47:05 AM (No. 96505)
So, she is making money off of the position she holds. Not totally unlike what Hillary did.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Nimby 6/12/2019 8:51:08 AM (No. 96512)
With zero accomplishment she wants a pay raise? She should be FIRED for incompetence
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Reply 14 - Posted by: starboard 6/12/2019 9:38:40 AM (No. 96561)
I predict she will become a card carrying capitalist within ten years. Right now she enjoys much of what capitalism offers, especially getting paid handsomely for her story and other activities along the way.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jacksin5 6/12/2019 9:48:14 AM (No. 96572)
Now that her District knows who she is, and what she stands for, she will have a hard time holding on to her position. She is an embarassment to her constituents, and any reasonable adult, of either Party should win easily.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: His_Highness 6/12/2019 9:52:54 AM (No. 96577)
I have even a better idea. Pay them on a sliding scale according to their average IQ.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Muncsdad 6/12/2019 9:54:41 AM (No. 96579)
Sadly #15, her district is within the City of New York, the same people who elected Big Bird Mayor Wilhelm TWICE. For your theory to work, there would have to be some reasonable adults in her district, which is unlikely. Just look at Maxine Waters and about 45 other Members of Congress as proof...
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Clinger 6/12/2019 10:00:52 AM (No. 96592)
The 535 get filthy rich while in "public service." I mean millions not even close to what you can do on their government pay. Is this smart? Why would we expect them to act in the interests of the common people when they get paid through other means? The door is wide open to corruption, we are begging for it. So let's take Lil' AOC for example. If her gravy train is the book deal she is a book seller above all. Therefore, we can expect her to act in a manned most likely to sell books. Might that manner diverge from the interests of the country? Her primary income producing job is to stay in the headlines not to protect rights of common people. And her conflict in incentives is one of the less ominous. How about the Clinton's deals with Russia and China? Biden with China and Ukraine? We need serious executive talent and to get that we need to pay a serious executive wage. To keep them aligned with the will of the people who pay that wage they and their families (no shell games) must not be allowed to profit from their office. So who would want to run for congress o those terms? A serious person with a strong conviction to do the right things for their country and fellow citizens. Most likely post career, in the Trump mode quite frankly, not the cradle to grave political class in the Obama mode, Bush mode.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/12/2019 10:06:20 AM (No. 96595)
Tie Congressional pay to their performance in passing significant legislation. That's how things work in the real world.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 6/12/2019 10:20:10 AM (No. 96604)
I prefer the taxpayers pay AOC $15/hr.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Strike3 6/12/2019 10:56:55 AM (No. 96640)
I would offer to give her a "raise" but I don't want to lose my breakfast. She's just a ditz talking like a ditz and the people who are to blame are those who supply her with a microphone, a computer and a cell phone. Maybe the guy who cleared the tables at her former job can be talked into primarying her, I would send him a donation. We are already paying her $174K too much but I guess there's a little entertainment value there if nothing else.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Wary American 6/12/2019 11:18:15 AM (No. 96665)
I have a better idea: JOHN WICK angry and inside 'con-regress'...fully loaded.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: BirdsNest 6/12/2019 11:26:59 AM (No. 96671)
All Southerners will get this: She means well.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: WesternTradition 6/12/2019 12:05:41 PM (No. 96704)
The longtime congresspeople are surely rolling their eyes over this obnoxious newbie, even the democrats.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 6/12/2019 12:22:52 PM (No. 96714)
I am acting as a voice from the past here, but originally a legislator was expected to continue his profession or trade during the times Congress was not in session. He was expected to be a citizen legislator, not a career politician. We know that it is not the case today. His salary, which started out as a penance (if he actually got one) was not supposed to be his only means of support. By Constitutional Amendment, Congress is required to meet once a year beginning Jan 3, but are not required to be in session continually throughout the year. Theoretically little Miss AOC could supplement her salary with her bar-tending trade when Congress is not in session. Or come up with something else for which her degree and intelligence qualify her. /s Legislators now get a pension after they reach age 62 and have at least five years of service. This provision needs to be abolished, and legislators should qualify for a pension the same way any other federal employee does. I support term limits. And when Congress places a mandate on the people (insurance, for example), they should not be able to exempt themselves. The Texas legislature only meets every two years, with the provision that a emergency session may be called. I see no reason that the federal legislature could not shorten the length of its annual session. They would need to get down to business and stop dilly-dallying around. When not in session, they should be home among their constituents and plying whatever trade they have. They should know what daily citizen life is like, not be ensconced in Washington being wined and dined by lobbyists.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Muncsdad 6/12/2019 2:09:00 PM (No. 96801)
#23, I definitely get it, but n this case she DOESN'T mean well. She means us all harm and destruction of our country and our culture.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: BirdsNest 6/12/2019 2:19:03 PM (No. 96806)
An old Southern Gentleman once told me that was the worst thing you could say about someone. "She means well".
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Reply 28 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 6/12/2019 2:52:20 PM (No. 96833)
Wouldn't you love to see some "activist" push a PIE in her face? I would. Just another mentally-challenged lefty loon.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 6/12/2019 2:57:27 PM (No. 96840)
If she needs some extra money why not moonlight as a bartender? I hear they make good tips in DC.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: crashnburn 6/12/2019 6:20:28 PM (No. 96992)
Not enough alcohol in the world #9
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Reply 31 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/13/2019 1:20:06 AM (No. 97161)
We are already paying her a full time salary for working part time and it's the best job she ever had. All across America millions of people on SSDI and SS are earning under $1000 a month because they went on SS early, yet they pay this twit's salary. We need to change the age on running for office. Clearly her and Omar are too immature to be in office. Otherwise Chica, ask Sorryos for a raise since you really work for him. The woman hasn't got the sense gawd gave an animal cracker.
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