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'This is a disgrace': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams her future colleagues in Congress for employing unpaid interns and failing to pay staffers a 'living wage'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn't even been sworn in to office yet but the New Yorker who will become the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress is clearly making Republicans feel threatened, just by existing. Those figures dropped dramatically in the House, where only 8 percent of Republicans and 3.6 percent of Democrats compensated their interns.

In short, even supposing the numbers involved in Ocasio-Cortez's tweet were accurate - a big if - the two reports are not comparable in any meaningful way. "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'".

On Monday, she said that when she went to a "dive spot in D.C. for some late night food," she talked with the staff. She later responded to critics arguing that when businesses do not pay the minimum wage, they "wish that they can pay human labor less than they require to live". I chatted up the staff.

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New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says her interns and staffers will all make a living wage, and she is pushing for her constituents to follow suit.

A study a year ago by Pay Our Interns found that 51 percent of Republican senators offer paid internships, compared with 31 percent of Democrats. Hours later, Schumer's office announced that the job posting had been made "in error" and said that Schumer's interns will be paid a stipend in the new Congress.

"She can not do either because she doesn't understand how the world works", she explained, "how people make money, how money is created, and the creation of money is actually a positive sum effort where more people thrive when more people make money!" An appropriations measure signed by President Donald Trump in September included an annual allowance of $20,000 per House member for internships.

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