Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: I want more money

Posted on June 11, 2019 1:54 pm

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Official U.S. House portrait)

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., has come out with a long list of social-media statements justifying a raise for Congress, and suggesting it’s the one way to fight back against “dark money loopholes,” i.e., corruption.

But her online audience isn’t taking it well.

In fact, she’s being accused of, well, not putting the country first.

The anonymous “misinforminimalism” questioned, “So it’s extortion?” That theme was echoed by Stephen L. Hall, who said, “Sounds a bit like extortion.”

The congresswoman, a former bartender, stated, “Yep. Voting against cost of living increases for members of