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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) reportedly said that she supported a proposed raise in the $174,000 salary for members of Congress, despite it being politically unpopular.

Chad Pergram of Fox News reported that the freshman member of Congress said that a prospective pay raise “may not be politically popular to say but honestly this is why there’s so much pressure to turn to lobbying firms and to cash in on member service after people leave because precisely of this issue.”

Her reasoning would fit with her recent efforts to ban former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists in order to cash in on their contacts after being a “public servant.”

She was joined by a surprising ally when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tweeted support for her opposition to lobbying, and they agreed to work on bi-partisan legislation for the policy.

Ocasio went on to explain why members of Congress would vote against pay raises, saying otherwise, “opponents could use it as a political exploit as a political issue.

“You can you can vote against pay increases all you want,” she added, “it’ll look good on its surface.”

Ocasio-Cortez was mocked early in her congressional career when she complained that she could not afford an apartment in Washington D.C. until her first congressional pay check came in.

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35 Comments

  1. Grace Joy

    June 11, 2019 at 12:25 am

    She becomes a congressman, & wants to raise her pay so she won’t be “forced” to take become a lobbyist afterwards? How much pay will allow her not to do that? $250k per year? $500k per year? Everything about her is a rotten backwards Lie. She wants to take everything from us so she can have it for herself.

    • JAIME.

      June 11, 2019 at 7:27 am

      EXACTLY!

  2. REM1875

    June 11, 2019 at 12:26 am

    I think the last couple hundred pay raises were so they would not be so easy to bribe ……..and we see how well that has worked ……….

    • JAIME.

      June 11, 2019 at 7:30 am

      Ha, Ha, Ha …

  3. Sharon Nye

    June 11, 2019 at 12:47 am

    She doesn’t deserve a raise, in fact she deserves to get out of OUR GOVERNMENT. She is a squatter, just like Obama was and is. Worthless!!!

    • Maryann

      June 11, 2019 at 12:49 am

      Well said!! She’s good for nothing.

    • JAIME.

      June 11, 2019 at 7:32 am

      Could not have said it better …

  4. Republicanalltheway

    June 11, 2019 at 12:50 am

    She’s evil. Just like the rest of the so called socialists.

  5. Gordon

    June 11, 2019 at 12:58 am

    Hmmm . . . I think they’ll take the pay raise and STILL take the under the table money from special interest lobbyists. Just another con.

    • JAIME.

      June 11, 2019 at 7:38 am

      RIGHT!

  6. retired cop in Arizona

    June 11, 2019 at 1:04 am

    So she wants a raise huh? What about the 70% taxation she wants to levy on us hard-working tax payers? If, and I say if, the demoncraps manage to win the presidency and achieve a majority, we’ll all be enslaved. God help us!

  7. Mary

    June 11, 2019 at 1:06 am

    Oh yes, they need pay raises because why?? Are they doing their jobs, hell no! They are so busy trying ti impeach Trump and degrade him as a President. They don’t deserve a pay increase because they have done nothing for the American people or America! If anything they need a pay decrease or better yet they need to be fired for their lack of important work! Who do they think they are? They are supposed to be working for the American people, but they have done nothing but put the brakes on everything that is trying to get done. I say NO, HELL NO TO CONGRESSIONAL RAISES!!!!!

  8. Pam

    June 11, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Her greed is amazing to go from a bartender to making that kind of money then want more! she hasn’t done anything to earn the money she is being paid for. Go back to the bar. Your not worth the money we are stuck paying you now.

  9. Gayle

    June 11, 2019 at 1:20 am

    The Demon-RATS are not worth 74 cents! They don’t do anything for the AMERICAN PEOPLE! They are giving everything to ILLEGALS! Vote these crooked scum out of office!

    • Marlitt Arnouville

      June 11, 2019 at 2:56 am

      Your right! California is trying to pass a bill that gives illegals from 19-25 health care!!guess who is going to pay for it,the tax payers!!

    • Elliott

      June 11, 2019 at 7:53 am

      the scum should be paying us they dont do shit

  10. Marlene deRonde

    June 11, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Most demoncrats are Demon-rats. All America Citizens need a sizable increase in their pay or for seniors, Social Security, to survive, too. They should be working for nothing. If Congress was a volunteer position none of them would be there but True Patriots would step in.

  11. Tom

    June 11, 2019 at 1:54 am

    So what she is actually saying is all of congress is on the take from outside sources. What we really need is a law to ban lobbying/Lobbiests and PAC’s / Super PAC’s all together,Along with Making it illegal politicians should not be for sale to the highest bidder, they are there at the pleasure of the citizen voters. And are supposed to do our bidding on ways to improve our lives and laws to be fairly processed.Make laws that All political office holders have to declare they’re Net worth plus any shares/business holdings before taking office, And every year while in office. Then one final time upon leaving office. Any abnomolys to be fully explained

  12. Kevin Kunkel

    June 11, 2019 at 1:55 am

    What ever happened to her campaign finance inquiry? I think that needs to be investigated.

  13. Bill

    June 11, 2019 at 4:11 am

    What happened to the circus her and her boyfriend and rich sugar daddy boss, or what ever he is, had going on. Does she want tax payers to pay for her lawyer??? No raise for a do nothing Congress…

  14. Joseph Kempski

    June 11, 2019 at 4:17 am

    Hey, NY you proud of her yet So glad i moved out of NY

  15. WALTER DEPRIEST

    June 11, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Most of the retired Americans live on$1200.00 a month pay our own health insurance out of that yet members of congress are having problems living on 14,500.00 a Month get out of here !

  16. Anthony

    June 11, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Why do they need more, try living off of $12,000 a social security. those are the one that need a $4,500 raise not these people in DC, when people on social security make at least $40,000 a year they do not need to be making $178,500 for a part time job

  17. mike dar

    June 11, 2019 at 5:35 am

    She got a One Million dollar book deal funded by Soros, a 10 million dollar movie deal funded at the direction of Obama and Susan Rice at Netflix….. why are we paying her a dime for salary? All the 7 including AOC that Soros and the Islamists promoted into office are doing just swell, millionaires now. Those others in office are getting their own graft and corruption… why do we pay them a dime?
    It sort of reminds me of Obama getting all his people a ‘cost of living’/inflation raise in his last year while Social Security recipients got only 3 dollars more a month…. because inflation was ‘so low’….. and Obama was set to get a 90 million dollar Netflix deal, he and his wife separate multi million dollar book deals… a ‘Library Fund/Slush 501’ hidden in Canadian Bank accounts with secret ‘Donators’ to the tune of a couple hundred million…. Susan Rice got her retirement raise.. while getting 50 million dollars richer while in office I might add. Eric Holder is now Director of OFA and its 300 million dollar 501 fund….
    I’m just saying the greed is endless, unmeasurable, goes to infinity, leaching every dime
    and what has Americans gotten from these despicable people? Especially Islamist activists like the Obama administration or AOC and her group?
    Why would we pay a dime for their disruption? Their ‘Fundamentally changing America?
    What’s next? Hillary, that got two billion stashed away in the Clinton Foundation while serving as Secretary of State deserves a Retirement raise? Maybe we should give a raise to people in the FBI for putting Russian propaganda into America like Bruce Ohr did? Oh, that’s right he got a 28K$ bonus.. already!
    Pelosi made 200 million in office, Schumer we can only guess at he hast filed for two years but sifted 130 billion in blackmailed Block Grant monies…
    Why are we paying these leeches a dime? To work 5 months of the year then go home and garnish millions in Campaign donations? Why… WHY!!???

    • JAIME.

      June 11, 2019 at 7:41 am

      Typical Demon-rat …

  18. John R. Pyles III

    June 11, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Most people don’t get a raise until they’ve proven they are worth one, and some at six mos. some at a year, a conversation at 90 days but she hasn’t even represented her district, so what the hell?

  19. Laxmom

    June 11, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Someone needs to send this nutjob back to her bartender job…she has no business in our government.

  20. Rick

    June 11, 2019 at 8:32 am

    dumocrats cant come up with a plan to fix the border but they can give themselves a raise.
    When are the American people going to WAKE UP and vote them OUT OF OFFICE ??

  21. Barb Nak

    June 11, 2019 at 8:41 am

    She wants members of Congress to be treated the same way they treat illegals and those on welfare …get paid for doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! No matter how she spins it, each of those in Congress that has allowed our border mess should be FIRED!

  22. abolishliberalism

    June 11, 2019 at 8:49 am

    So this Donkey faced, no good little B**ch has been in her office for what? like 6 months and she is already looking for a raise? She should be told that members of the house and senate dont get raises or even Paid unless they are actively doing their jobs in WORKING for the people o f the United States of America to make their lives and our country prosper!!! If they cant do what it is we elect them to do, they Should GTF out of DC and go work in a Denny or Burger King!!

  23. abolishliberalism

    June 11, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Give them all raises but….Dont even think about using MY Tax money to do so.

    these Scum bag, jagg offs all want to become wealthy while they cry bitch and moan about how the wealthy are no good. think about that one for awhile. Besides, I have ENOUGH problems with the democrats in congress getting paid with the tax money of Hard working republican voters who they are always putting down and totally working against, imagine any of us wanting to give them raises? HA!!!! They all suck and they can all fall into a pit of fire for I care, I have NO use for any of them… after how they have been acting and all the BS they are pulling trying to steal Our democracy AND freedoms? No Effing way should ANY of them be getting one red cent of A republican voters Tax money! Let the dems who voted them in pay them a salary for NOT doing their jobs! As far a s I am concerned, the democrats ARE the enemy of the rest of us and I dont want to pay them one thin dime.

  24. Evangeline

    June 11, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Of course she supports a huge raise for herself! Dems disgust me! They do nothing for this country or our border crisis. In fact they intentionally created it! And they created slavery and the KKK yet call Trump a racist. They even admitted they are only focused on impeaching Trump. They don’t deserve a hundredth of the pay they already get!

  25. Bj

    June 11, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Just when you thought this piece of dog shit couldn’t get any more pathetic!!! Now we have to pay them more if we want to keep them from becoming lobbyists. If they were really serious about their jobs they’d pass a law forbidding them to take lobbyist jobs due to conflict of interests. But none of them believe in conflicts of interests. Case in point Mueller as special counsel and Rosenstein heading the investigation………completely and utterly criminal. I hope she chokes on her ugly azz teeth. A good day would be a day I didn’t have to see or hear anything from AOC’s ugly azz face. She needs a raise while her constituents were just cheated out if a lit if good paying jobs at Amazon. Someone needs to horse whip this donkey

  26. Bob Jackson

    June 11, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Get a part time job like us commoners who aren’t making enough to support their life style.
    You can bar tend during all of your breaks and holidays.

  27. Jean dunnigan

    June 11, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Members of Congress are hired by and paid by the American tacpayer. As their employer, “We the People” should determine if and when they have earned a pay raise. This clown Congress should be up for dismissal. Clean their house in 2020.

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