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.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 8, 2018
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.
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.