Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promises to pay interns $15 an hour

Desiree Burns
December 7, 2018

"It is unjust for Congress to budget a living wage for ourselves, yet rely on unpaid interns & underpaid overworked staff just bc Republicans want to make a statement about 'fiscal responsibility'".

In the tweet posted from her official social media account, Ocasio-Cortez claims that the government could have easily paid for the healthcare scheme if Pentagon accounting errors were corrected and the money applied to her agenda.

"Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns". It found that in the Senate, 51% of Republicans and 31% of Democrats pay their interns.

The study also concluded that internships in D.C. cost $6,000, on average.

"A list of who was not paying young staffers included lawmakers like California [Democrat] Sen".

'This is a disgrace': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams her future colleagues in Congress for employing unpaid interns and failing to pay staffers a 'living wage'

Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat who has become a darling of the progressive left, was quoting from an article in The Nation about "massive accounting fraud" committed by the Pentagon from 1998 to 2015. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that, as of January, the office will offer "eligible interns" a stipend.

At least Ocasio-Cortez can boast of some level of ideological consistency, however ridiculous the ideology happens to be at the moment.

"She can not do either because she doesn't understand how the world works", she explained, "how people make money, how money is created, and the creation of money is actually a positive sum effort where more people thrive when more people make money!" California Rep. Ro Khanna announced on Twitter Wednesday that he will do the same. "We will be one of them".

Notable Republicans on the list include Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. However, a spokesperson for Ted Cruz disputed that with Fox Business. Ted Cruz now do not offer paid internships at the moment. "Spokespersons for Sens. Harris and Rubio did not return FOX Business' request for comment".

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