Politics tHE eNTIRELY fAKE dEMOCRATIC sOCIALIST aLEXANDRIA oCASIO-cORTEZ

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  1. MARIS61

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    Ocasio-Cortez claims she can't afford DC apartment, but records show she has at least $15,000 in savings
    By Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News

    Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that she's unable to afford an apartment in Washington, D.C., until she begins collecting her congressional salary, but records show she has more than enough to plunk down on an apartment in the U.S. capital.

    After months of fostering an image as a working-class Democrat, Ocasio-Cortez told the New York Times shortly after her Nov. 6 general election win that she won’t be able to afford an apartment in the Washington, D.C., area until her new $174,000-a-year salary kicks in next year. The median rent in D.C. is $2,700, according to real estate website Zillow.

    “I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real,” Ocasio-Cortez told The New York Times.

    Most have taken Ocasio-Cortez’ claims at their face value, praising her for drawing attention to the housing crisis and that the electoral system is designed to discourage working-class people from running for Congress.

    She reported having between $15,001 and $50,000 in her checking account as of the end of April 2018, according to a Financial Disclosure Report she submitted to the clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.

    The financial disclosure also reveals that she has an investment account valued between $1,001 and $15,000.

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    This puts the socialist Democrat well above most American households, whose median checking account balance is $3,400, according to the latest Federal Reserve survey in 2016. Among Millennials, the median balance is about $1,400.

    This also means that for her not to afford an apartment in Washington, she should have depleted all her savings – as potentially ranging up to $50,000 – in just three months when she wasn’t receiving any income.

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    Ocasio-Cortez didn’t earn any income up until August, when she began collecting a salary from the campaign, an option many political candidates take as they have to quit their day job for campaigning.

    She has taken $6,200 in salary from her campaign coffers since August. Her most recent check was for $1,288.96 in mid-October, just weeks before Election Day.

    Ocasio-Cortez has since backtracked from the thrust of the issue, tweeting that her apartment situation is being sorted out and she’s “working it out.”

    The Ocasio-Cortez campaign didn’t respond to repeated Fox News inquiries for this article.


    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/oc...o-afford-dc-apartment-crumbles-under-scrutiny
     
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  2. barfo

    barfo commie pinko... now with added syphilis! Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Wow, so this is what passes for a scandal on the Democratic side?

    She's a socialist and she isn't flat broke! LOCK HER UP!

    barfo
     
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    Google it. It's really bad. Fox News has run 4 articles in the last 4 days about it.

    #ApartmentGate.
     
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    barfo commie pinko... now with added syphilis! Staff Member Global Moderator

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    She is the "socialist" but republicans are the ones telling her how to spend her money?

    Either way you look at it she is not rich and DC apartments cost a shit load. Three months without a salary at the median rent is $10,800 with a security deposit. That doesn't include food or utilities. OmGeRz she is financially responsible! I know that is a foreign concept for the party of tax give aways
     
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    There are lobbyists that would happily pay for an apartment for her. Her refusal to accept money from her corporate constituents proves she's a communist.
     
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    Not bothered. Let's see how much money she has in ten years and then we'll talk.
     
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    I find her attractive, so I'll give her a chance.

     
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    Funny, I read the whole story and the fact is your side is the one full of idiots. Plain and simple. You throwing stones with absolutely no substance is what the righties do. Y'all never have ANY plans except cut, cut, cut and no, no, no. While saying yes to giving billionaires tax cuts.

    It's full of shit and I can't wait until 2020 when the people that actually govern take over.

    Y'all are gonna lose the Senate and the white house in 2020.
     
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    Now I'm on Bill DeBlasio's side?

    Giving Amazon tax breaks to bring 25000 jobs there that they otherwise wouldn't get it a mistake?
     
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    Yeah some of these republicans need to get a life. Well the ones in Trumps circle may get life after Muller is done with them.
     
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    Stop calling them tax breaks.

    The costs for infrastructure needed to support the 25,000 additional workers, their vehicles, their effect on rising housing costs, enormous hikes in utility costs... all needs to be paid for by the taxpayers who actually pay taxes.

    Jeff Bezos is an anti-American globalist sociopath, just like Zuckerberg, Gates, and all those technerds.

    Not one ounce of personal responsibility among them.
     
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    True, but sad.

    When it becomes necessary to do so, they and their loved ones will perish.
     
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    I honestly believe that I would be much happier living a hunter/gatherer lifestyle. Not kidding.
     
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    Portland seems to have a lot of people who like that lifestyle. They poop on the sidewalks.
     
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    15K in savings? Next thing you'll tell me is she has a fridge too.
     
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    I wouldn't do that in a city.
     

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