Sounds like EXTORTION: AOC doubles down in thread about why Congress better get a raise OR ELSE and just wow

Like a good little socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez already wants more of your money. AOC is definitely onboard to give herself a raise at the expense of taxpayers because lobbyists might make her take their evil, dark money or something if she doesn’t get one.
She wrote a thread about this topic first thing this morning:
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.

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So if taxpayers don’t give her money she’ll be forced to take dark money and stuff.
She really thought this was a good argument?
Nah @AOC I disagree with you here. Pass term limits, immigration reform, min. Wage increase first, then you can adjust your salaries for cost of living. I’m sure we all would vote to give ourselves a raise too but we can’t.

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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 being 💯

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She might as well have said, ‘No no, little person, it’s ok. You should pay me more while you don’t make enough because that’ll show those evil rich people!’
What this does is punish members who rely on a straight salary, and reward those who rely on money loopholes and other forms of self-dealing.

For example, it incentivizes the horrible kinds of legislative looting we saw in the GOP tax scam bill.

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OOOOOOOMG this woman.

It’s not a fun or politically popular position to take. But consistency is important.

ALL workers should get cost of living increases. That’s why minimum wage should be pegged to inflation, too.

Voting against cost of living increases is 1 reason why dark $ loopholes stay open.

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And if a CEO who made as much as she does in the private world decided he or she needed a raise she’d be the first one to shame them for being greedy.
All we can really do is shake our heads at this point.
Because if we don’t DARK MONEY WINS! ELEVENTY!
Bingo again.
What say the taxpayers?
The grifter who was bartending last year is there for the $$$.
Not just 174k salary. She wants those books deals and a nice retainer from CNN and MSNBC.
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if you don't give us more money we're going to be corrupt! ahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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Heh... it's not designed to be a career either. It's a service job that you all should do for two terms max and leave. Don't like the pay, graduate in your career. Thx
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So you are saying if you don’t get a raise, you are likely to take bribes? You are comparing yourself to a minimum wage worker? Wow, you are a real “ woman of the people”.
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So bad.
In other words: Either you pay me more or I’ll start breaking the law because I can’t control my nature. Correct?
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It’s like she wanted to make herself look worse.
You already make four to five times what my family makes but you need to worry about cost of living ....
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You volunteered for the job, Sandy. You knew what the pay was. We are $22,000,000,000,000 in debt as a country. GTFO with your raises. You make 3x the National avg. live within your means and shut up.
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Seems taxpayers are against it, Sandy.

Better luck next time.
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