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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commits to paying her interns $15 an hour

07 December 2018

"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'". "Don't y'all have jobs to do?" she tweeted.

The eldest son of President Trump posted the meme Thursday night for his 1.5 million Instagram followers - and Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Friday in response that he was just trying to distract attention from special prosecutor Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election meddling.

While Ocasio-Cortez settles into life on Capitol Hill, Trump reportedly awaiting indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller for lying to the FBI in the Russian Federation investigation.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that she will pay her Congressional interns at least $15 an hour after slamming her future colleagues for offering unpaid internships and failing to pay staff a "living wage". "Socialism is an economic system.You have to have an economic argument in order to A, sell it, and B, make it work". Schumer's office told Rolling Stone that the ad "was made in error" and that beginning in January, they will offer "a stipend to eligible interns". Those figures dropped dramatically in the House, where only 8 percent of Republicans and 3.6 percent of Democrats compensated their interns.

"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!"

The nonprofit group Pay Our Interns released a in 2017 that found that 51 percent of Senate Republicans paid their interns compared to 31 percent of Senate Democrats.

Congress has taken steps to address the problem.

If that's the case, they can cut down on staff to pay them well.

The Post gave the claim "four Pinocchios", a rating it reserves for "whoppers".

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commits to paying her interns $15 an hour