I sort of agree with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – Update

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the newest member of Congress from New York.  She was a bartender before running for Congress so she doesn’t have much in the way of personal finances set aside.  Now she is complaining about how unfair it is to be a member of Congress.

She explained that the transition period will be “very unusual, because I can’t really take a salary. 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 also told the Times that she had saved money before leaving her job at a restaurant and had planned accordingly with her partner.

“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,” she said.

Ocasio-Cortez explained on Twitter after the interview’s release that while everything with her housing is being figured out, her struggle with housing costs is one of “many little ways in which our electoral system isn’t even designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead.”

The problem here is that she hasn’t been able to start her grifting and insider trading yet.

She wants us to foot the bill for her to find a place to live in DC, until she starts collecting her $174,000 per year salary to espouse socialist horse shit from the House floor.

Like every socialist, she needs your money when she’s poor, but I guarantee it’s going to be “fuck you” when she’s rich.

But here I actually agree with her.  It must be difficult for a freshman member of Congress to start a career in Washington.  They shouldn’t have to worry about housing.

I propose the building of a dormitory for members of the House and Senate, and their immediate staff to live in.  It should be built to the same specifications as on base military dorm housing.  If it is good enough for our junior enlisted men, it is good enough for our Congressmen.

For Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, she should be forced to live in a dilapidated concrete box.  If she wants to bring Socialism to America, she should be forced to live in a Khrushchyovka.

Update:

Based on a comment to this post, I have an idea.

Organize a Kickstarter to put her up for the first three months in a long term suite in Trump International Hotel in DC.

Free housing in a Trump building vs. paying DC rent somewhere else. That is a Catch-22 that would make her head explode.

 

11 Replies to “I sort of agree with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – Update”

  1. A lot of freshman congress critters typically have rented apartments and townhouses together to defray costs of living in the DC area (leaving family back home until they can afford to move them). Part of the informal info shared during orientation of incoming freshman, knowing this as I was a former longtime resident of that nearby swamp, now living in frontier country.

  2. Screw them all. Get a loan for 6 months. It’s not like you aren’t going to be getting $174K/yr for the rest of you life, even if you only serve for 1 term. Just WOW. I can’t imagine ANY bank not taking THAT risk on her.

  3. Let her live in her office. As I understand it, this is not uncommon. And, in the morning, there is a parade to the House gym, I further understand, for showers.

  4. No doubt her rich New York donors will make sure she has a fine refrigerator box near a metro station. I’d like to see her socialist net worth after a few terms. Maybe not Chappaqua rich but…

    1. My preference would be Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Military housing for congress critters and bureaucrats. Journos and lobbyists are on their own.

    2. Within a year it will be the richest county in the nation. There will be a boom that makes the gold rush or oil boom look tame. All those lobbyists? All that bribe, err campaign contributions money?

      Want to get in on it? Offer services like a very high priced bar/ restaurant, dry cleaning, fine clothing and shoes. Think exclusive Georgetown and the Upper East Side services, and “All the Market will Bear.”

  5. Trump should offer to pay her first two or three months rent for her.

    There is no way he will not come out looking like a winner on it.

  6. HA HA HA HA HA And wait for her to scream when she gets that first paycheck with about $8,000 taken out for TAXES! I’ll bet the people in her district in NYFC will be able to hear her scream without any electronic enhancement.

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