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Ocasio-Cortez Threatens Trump, Jr. For Trolling Her On Twitter

Ocasio-Cortez Threatens Trump, Jr. For Trolling Her On Twitter

Below her photo was the caption, "Why are you so afraid of a socialist economy?"

As Business Insider notes, Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, who won a House seat in MA, were critical of an orientation held at the Harvard Kennedy School.

"It is unjust for Congress to budget a living wage for ourselves, yet rely on unpaid interns & underpaid overworked staff just bc Republicans want to make a statement about 'fiscal responsibility, '" she tweeted.

These are claims she and her supporters have consistently and firmly rejected, and which some observers have attributed to sexism and ageism - at 29 years old, Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman in American history to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. "And that's before our premiums", she tweeted to her 1.46 million followers. She came to the realization when she visited a diner in Washington, D.C. for a late night dinner and most of the staff were Capitol Hill workers at their second job.

The percentages were even lower in the House, as only 8 percent of House Republicans opted to pay their interns compared to 3.6 percent of House Democrats.




On Monday, Pay Our Interns tweeted a screenshot of an ad for an unpaid press intern to work for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. An appropriations measure signed by President Donald Trump in September included an annual allowance of $20,000 per House member for internships.

If that's the case, they can cut down on staff to pay them well. It's been a recent tag line of conservatives, who seemed spooked by the success of democratic socialist candidates like Ocasio-Cortez.

Ocasio-Cortez's spokesman later said the point "was more about how we care so little about the "how do you pay for it" when we are talking about war and military spending".

Democrat congresswoman-elect fact-checked for suggesting that $21 trillion in Pentagon accounting errors could help fund her proposed "Medicare for all" program.

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