It turns out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been trying to enrich herself this whole time.
Her scheme to take taxpayer money for herself has been exposed.
And now everyone knows what kind of nefarious activities she’s been up to.
The median household income in the United States is $74,580. That accounts for all members of a household where most families have at least two incomes.
For a member of Congress, their individual salary is $174,000 a year – more than double the median household income for all Americans.
This means members of Congress are living extremely comfortable lives off the back of American taxpayers.
To think those members of Congress should be satisfied with that, but they aren’t.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one who would like a significant pay raise and she’s making a stink about it.
According to Business Insider, “Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has long been vocal about the need for members of Congress to get a pay bump.”
“The New York congresswoman has argued that a raise is needed both for anticorruption reasons, and to allow a broader group of Americans to seek public office.”
Here’s what she said: “If we want working class people who don’t rely on independent wealth, to represent people in Congress, we have to make it work.”
“We need to raise the minimum wage, we need to make childcare financially viable, and we need to do that for every American. We also need to do it in the House.”
She can give whatever reasons she wants, but she has a powerful self-interest in getting this raise.
The article continues, “Since 2009, rank-and-file members of the House and Senate have been paid a $174,000 annual salary, and Congress has blocked cost-of-living adjustments every year since then.”
“While that’s more than 80% of American households make in a year, experts have argued that lawmakers remain underpaid, given both the importance and the unique demands of their job.”
Her claims that $174,000 a year simply isn’t enough to live off ring hollow, considering more Americans than ever are struggling to afford gas and groceries in a Biden economy.
Ocasio-Cortez simply wants more money and is using her powerful position to enrich herself – it’s just what politicians do.
With the United States running up an unsustainable national debt, giving more taxpayer money to people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sounds about right.