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NOT A JOKE: Ocasio-Cortez Wants a Raise for 'Every Worker in America' on a 'Wage or Salary'

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.11.19

Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her proposed $4,500 raise for Members of Congress Tuesday; saying all Americans with a “wage or salary” should receive a cost-of-living increase.

“It may be politically convenient and make you look good in the short term… but we should be fighting for pay increases for every American worker. We should be fighting for $15 an hour minimum wage pegged to inflation,” said Ocasio-Cortez.

“Everybody in the United States, with a salary, with a wage gets a cost of living increase. Members of Congress, retail workers, everybody should get a cost of living increase,” she added.

“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,” she posted on social media.

“In democratically socialist businesses (like worker co-ops) or methods (like collective bargaining) you actually CAN vote for a worker pay increase. Many do! We can’t pass these laws bc of big money. This is how you chip at it. Like I said, it’s not popular but I’m bein 100%,” she added.