Ocasio-Cortez Angry That Congress Isn’t Giving Itself More Money: ‘It’s Not Even Like A Raise’ (VIDEO)

Democrats in Congress were thinking about trying to give themselves a raise. After thinking better of the idea, they tabled it.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t happy about that.

The Washington Examiner reports:

‘It’s not even a raise’: AOC upset at congressional Democrats for tabling pay hike

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed frustration with Congressional Democrats after they pulled a bill to pay raises, calling the effort ‘superficial.’

“Yep. Voting against cost of living increases for members of Congress may sound nice, but doing so only increases pressure on them to keep dark money loopholes open. This makes campaign finance reform *harder.* ALL workers deserve cost of living increases, incl min wage workers,” the New York Democrat said in a tweet storm Tuesday in response to congressional Democrats tabling a pay raise for members.

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The freshman congresswoman defended the pay raise to reporters Monday saying that the pay increase was not really a pay raise.

“Members of Congress, retail workers, everybody should get a cost of living increases to accommodate for the changes in our economy,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

When asked if the reason members of Congress vote against the raise was “optics,” she responded, “Right, and that’s my issue is that it’s superficial. You know, you can vote against pay increases all you want. In my opinion voting against a pay … it’s not even like a raise, it’s a cost of living adjustment.”

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See the video below:

You can also read her recent tweets below:

She has a lot of nerve even talking about this after chasing Amazon out of New York.


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