A raise in her salary as she thinks she’s not paid well enough. But paid for what exactly? adding as number in congress or suggesting outrageous laws.
Well, that didn’t take long.
Less than two years in to her first term as a U.S. House Representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants a raise.
The freshman congresswoman tweeted last week that because members of Congress have to secure residences in D.C. and in their district, they deserve more taxpayer money for their efforts.
Same w/ member pay.
Members are paid more than avg – but job reqs 2 residences + we can’t take tax deductions for work costs.
No one wants to be the one to bring up increases, so instead ppl take advantage of insider trading loopholes & don’t close them for the extra cash. 🤷🏽♀️
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 13, 2019
As was reported, the net worth of an average member of Congress is more than ten times higher than that of an average American. What’s more, their cushy pension program can guarantee them over $100,000 per year for life.
We’re sorry, but it doesn’t sound like our elected officials are struggling much at all.
That’s probably why a majority of Americans believe congressional pay should be cut, not raised. But will Congress ever vote to lower their salaries? If AOC is any indication, they’re thinking in the opposite direction.