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Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 2018 congressional campaign was fined by the state of New York for failing to provide the proper workers’ compensation coverage to campaign staffers.

“The employer did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018 to April 30, 2018,” Melissa Stewart, the spokeswoman for New York’s Workers Compensation Board, told The New York Daily News. “[It] was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid.”

“This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries,” Stewart continued.

The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist has been portraying herself as a champion for workers’ rights. During her campaign, she advocated for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and a Federal Jobs Guarantee because according to her website, “anyone who is willing and able to work shouldn’t struggle to find employment.”

Interestingly, the progressive congresswoman bemoaned in August the closing of a restaurant where she was previously employed — however, the restaurant cited an Ocasio Cortez-endorsed policy as a partial reason for its closure.

“The times have changed in our industry. The rents are very high and now the minimum wage is going up and we have a huge number of employees,” one of restaurant’s co-founders said at the time.

“Ocasio-Cortez’s desired ‘living wage’ of $15 an hour has been a living hell for many small business owners in New York, who’ve been unable to offset the cost through higher prices,” Employment Policies Institute Managing Director Michael Saltsman said in response to the closure.

“It’s fine to mourn the impending closure of your former employer — it’s better to understand the misguided minimum-wage mandates that contributed to that closure.”



  1. Raymond Paltoo

    January 11, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    she will learn in real life

    • steve

      January 11, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      No, she won’t. She’s too stupid!

      • Pookie

        January 11, 2019 at 4:33 pm

        well said. 100% agree


        January 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm

        Your right about that !


      January 11, 2019 at 2:42 pm

      She’s a damn socialist and will disrupt everything she can, That’s what they do. Read the communist manifesto and find out. It’s free on the internet and not a long read.

      • zchonie miller

        January 11, 2019 at 8:59 pm

        Sit back and enjoy the wild ride. ACO is only the beginning of what’s to come down the road. the demon-Rats are going all out to change this country into a socialist mecca. The congressional leadership in Washington DC knows that a socialist government will not harm them personally, and will only make them more powerful, they want open borders to shore up their base. thinking that the more illegals they can funnel into the country, the more democrat voters they will have. since about 95% of illegal vote=s have been for democrats…. The only thing standing in their way is Donald John Trump.

  2. Robert Trotta

    January 11, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    She is the second nut case to be elected to a Washington position to join all the other nut cases that are there! Just what we needed! I hope her constituents are happy!

  3. Carol Walker

    January 11, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Really scary that the inmates are running the asylum now

  4. Benjamin Disraeli

    January 11, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Sandy is irrecoverably infected with the chronically delusional disease of Cultural Marxism. Be careful out there, she’s got her eye on the White House……

  5. Matt

    January 11, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was fined for abusing the rights of her employees and endangering their health and safety?

    She is typical of many Socialists. “Don’t do as I do, do as I say.”

    • Chastran

      January 11, 2019 at 6:55 pm

      Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezis so upset. That $1,500 was earmarked for a plaster bust of her idol, Karl Marx, the foremost Socialist intellectual. His work, Das Capital, formed the basis of Marxism. With Frederich Engels, he published The Communist Manifesto, a radical agenda for Communist revolution.

      • Sylvia

        January 22, 2019 at 12:56 am

        Someone will oust her before she gets that far? Doesn’t she realize that she is setting herself up for disaster? No? Well sorry little child! You are asking for it. STOP before you cannot undo all the disastrous things you say? You really are your own worst enemy imo!

  6. Dennis j. Rookus

    January 11, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Pistachio Cortex!

  7. Bill

    January 11, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Who gives a fuck? There really are bigger issues to discuss in regards to this Socialist scumbag then some underling dropping the ball on some State regulation for a month.

    • abolishliberalism

      January 11, 2019 at 3:23 pm

      you’re right but you are forgetting…. what would the liberal media be saying if this had happened to Trump? If one of HIS staffers “Dropped the ball”? Turnaround is fair play, especially now in this day and age of Liberal madness, lies, Faux outrage and, fake news! We tried to take the high road in the past and look where its gotten us. For 8 years we sat here and took whatever Obama did and suffered in relative silence, oh we complained about a lot of it but we never treated Obama publicly like a Leper, we never treated Obama anywhere near the way the Left, their media lap dogs, Hollywood and the rest of the entertainment industry treats POTUS Trump! Heck, we couldn’t even state that we thought Obama was a bad POTUS in public or some leftist nutcase would call us racist!

  8. Pauline

    January 11, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Ms. Ocasio-Cortez should look to her owni life before she opens her oversized mouth!!

  9. David

    January 11, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Stay in school and get an EDUCATION. Then maybe you can find a better job than serving tables. I think servers should get better pay, but don’t price then out of a job.

    • Dori

      January 11, 2019 at 4:51 pm

      True statement, my grandson’s girlfriend has a day job, but waits tables in the evening and weekends, Christmas Eve she made $300 in tips at a median level restaurant.

    • Sylvia

      January 22, 2019 at 12:58 am

      But, but, but she went to college!!!

  10. abolishliberalism

    January 11, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Typical Socialist! She doesnt give a rats butt about the workers, she just wants to pocket as much money as she can off the backs of her employees while they do all the work!

  11. Cliff

    January 11, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Love it… fighting for the workers by screwing them over on pay…typical democrap/socialist… do as I say not as I do.

  12. Irene Renner

    January 11, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    She is so dumb she doesnt even know there are laws and the media keeps following her for laughs

  13. Patriot

    January 11, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Here is my take. The communist democrat party is using her as a beard. As long as the focus is on her, they can do whatever they want behind the scenes and are not in the forefront. As an aside the woman is dumber than a box of rocks and I apologize to the rocks.

  14. JWalker

    January 11, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    What’s really scary is.. there are people that are ‘blindly’ following her.
    The word FREE is pulling her sheep in for votes.
    Please EDUCATE your friends n family..
    Free is ‘not the answer.’
    Trump will be introducing ‘real change’ after the reset.
    Stay patient and be safe.
    Socialism is ‘not the answer.’

    • Sylvia

      January 22, 2019 at 1:04 am

      I believe the 2020 bi elections will be telling a very different story for the OCD gal! She’s a one year wonder, so to speak. The ‘wonder’ is that people did not realize how many other dumber than rocks voters were out there! Poor thing. It is so embarrassing, for her AND FOR and for those that are listening to her ignorant rhetoric. Now that people know her, she is ‘burnt toast’! Oops is that racist???

  15. Skillet56

    January 11, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Wonder if AOC is willing to take a pay cut and work for $15.00/hour?

    • Sylvia

      January 22, 2019 at 1:09 am

      Please, that’s an insult to those people who are smart and deserve $15.00/hour! She just is NOT worth half that per hour judging by the lack of brain matter she keeps proving

  16. Patriot

    January 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Although she has a net worth of over one million, she will probably set up a go fund me page so she can pay the fine. That is what socialists do.

    • Dori

      January 11, 2019 at 4:47 pm

      That’s interesting that she’s worth over a million dollars, but said she couldn’t afford housing in DC. Another hypocrite.

  17. David Dolan

    January 11, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    She’s a real stupid nut job. I’m surprised that she not in an institution, mental of course, she’s an egotistical megalomaniac.

  18. Stephen A Bonning

    January 11, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Liberals and Socialists have proven over the years, and continue to prove, they have two qualities; faulty, misguided logic only they can understand and hypocrisy in that even their own preaching don’t apply to them, only to others.

  19. Smokey

    January 11, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Just wait, she’ll claim the restaurant that closed was “bullying her” by “lying” that it was her endorsement that killed it, then she’ll cry about the “witch hunt” that was someone finding out she broke the law.

  20. joe

    January 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm


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    January 11, 2019 at 5:31 pm


  22. Henry

    January 11, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    I BEG PARENTS to sit down with their children and tell them the FACTS of Socialism.. it is the kissing cousin of Marxism and Communism. It is slavery. It is murder. Murder of thought and murder of people. Acasia Cortez should be executed by a Marine firing squad. She is an Enemy of State. Simply a fact of life.

  23. Arbie Viau

    January 11, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    It seems the Dems are scraping the bottom of the barrel and thus, we have Cortez and “Motherf****r
    freshmen taking over making a chaos for Nancy. (clap, clap) Are we sure these people are American citizens? I would hate it that the fact is they are illegal immigrants taking a seat in our Congress – anything can happen with the Communist Dems they don’t follow the law. McCarthy where
    are you?


    January 11, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    This what you get when uninformed voters vote! AOC, WITH HER THE ELEVATOR DOES NOT GO TO THE TOP FLOOR!

  25. Mary Johnson

    January 11, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Another criminal Democrat.

  26. LINDA AND Tim Lally

    January 11, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    She is another Bernie Sanders do as I say not as I do. What a stupid phony!!!

  27. Frank Campo

    January 11, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    What kind of brain damaged people could vote for this person?

  28. ahzz

    January 11, 2019 at 7:46 pm


  29. CHI-Town Monk

    January 11, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    If we keep talking about this oxygen thief, her also oxygen starved constituents will think she is what they need. Let it die!


    January 11, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    If we keep talking about this oxygen thief, her constituents will think she is what they need. Just let it die!

  31. Mike

    January 11, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Gee, shouldn’t she be impeached and removed from office? Oh, wait, the Dumbocrats always have a double standard, don’t they?

  32. LST

    January 11, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    What I scoop out of my cat’s litter boxes is much more useful than this dumb bitch is. Cortez/Kotex.

  33. Polly

    January 11, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Typical.Start the impeachment process.

  34. Richard E Bundy

    January 11, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    She graduated cum laude from Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in international relations and economics. Just more proof our education system is not teaching but indoctrinating our kids.

  35. Art LaPella

    January 12, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Let’s not forget left-wing academics, who helped close the restaurant by citing studies that “prove” that minimum wages don’t cause layoffs.

  36. Rebecca Holstine

    January 12, 2019 at 6:56 am

    To quote Sabastian Gorka , Poor Nancy Pelosi has been handed a gaggle of nitwits. There is not a lot left to say. Except Ocasio-Cortez is one of the biggest nitwits she got handed.

  37. laura

    January 14, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    that’s nothing to her…that’s about 1/2 the cost of one of her outfits

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