American Thinker: Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a habit of wanting things that she has no idea how to pay for. Not merely government programs like single-payer nationalized healthcare (currently being re-branded as “Medicare for all”), but her personal expenditures. With federal programs, she claims to be puzzled by questions over how to pay for them. But with personal issues such as writing a check for rent, at least she realizes that the money has to come from somewhere.
At her election night party, Ocasio-Cortez whined to New York Times reporter Azi Paybarah that nobody will be paying her until she is sworn into Congress in January. As if this were not the same exact circumstance facing every newly elected member of Congress.
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said 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.” She said she saved money before leaving her job at the restaurant, and 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.”
Boo-hoo! Naturally, as the news spread, she resorted to class politics to explain why she – and her followers – are victims: