VIDEO: Ocasio-Cortez insists Congress members deserve a raise

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House Democrats on Monday evening abruptly halted an effort to increase congressional pay for the first time since 2009, saying the proposal would be reviewed carefully after several freshmen Democrats made overt efforts to block it.

Members of Congress generally make $174,000 per year, with senior leaders earning more, and no cost-of-living adjustments have been made in the past nine years. However, vulnerable swing-state Democrats, concerned how the proposed $4,500 pay hike would look if it didn’t also have Republican support, had signed onto amendments rejecting the measure.

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New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, meanwhile, told Fox News Monday that the planned $4,500 bonus was simply a cost-of-living adjustment.

“It’s not even like a raise,” Ocasio-Cortez said. She called opposition to the pay increase “superficial. … 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.”

Ocasio-Cortez added that both members of Congress and people making minimum wage deserve more money.

WATCH her full remarks in the video below, as she speaks out against the decision not to give Congress members a raise:

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  1. Nancy June 11th, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Maybe they should get a 2% cost of living raise like us normal people. In here words, like we did not have a cost of living wage the whole time Ibummer was in office , and we only make 50,000/ yr. try raising a family and having a mortgage on that ASS. Suck it up buttercup like us normal people have to


    • Joanne June 11th, 2019 at 9:21 am

      You’re right, Obama did nothing and I’m not even near $50,000 annually. What got me where I’m at now is President Trump’s raises he got us that are on ss.


    • Capit June 11th, 2019 at 11:08 am

      Wow, $50 k a year? Is that two on Ss? I barely make $20 k on SSDI and paid in 46 years. AOC is a money-whore with no clue as to what the American people need. She is stuck in la-la land with holleyweird with no clue on economics. Congress deserves nothing until they stop the “INVASION” and homelessness.


  2. The Real Steve June 11th, 2019 at 7:42 am

    When is a raise not a raise? When AOC says so.This whackadoodle is totally out of touch with reality


  3. Northa Lisenby June 11th, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Bull crap , when they start working for the Americans, then we will think about it ! She needs to try living on Social Security, about 8,000 a year !!!! Screw them


  4. JW June 11th, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Three words:
    No they Don’t . 4500??
    Oh, hell No! How about 20 bucks like they gave us and NOTHING when Obama was there!
    You will Not be paying illegals with our Money and we will get every One of them Deported Out!!!


  5. James Bagwell June 11th, 2019 at 8:35 am

    As Nancy said there were no raises in the privet sector during Obama. In fact there were pay cuts. I know one company (liberal newspaper) that told their people they could either take a pay cut or let part of them go. The group took the cut and slow over the next few years as people quit they didn’t replace them. With cut out position and lowered total base income, they accomplished both. Washington never suffers like the American People they live off of us like leeches. The national budget is never cut they just borrow more money.


  6. Joanne June 11th, 2019 at 8:40 am

    For doing nothing. I think they should get their last three raises taken away and spread out to all of the people on a limited income.


    • Capit June 11th, 2019 at 11:11 am

      I totally agree Nancy!


      • Capit June 11th, 2019 at 11:12 am

        And Nancy.


        • Capit June 11th, 2019 at 11:14 am

          Wow, I meant Joanne, darn technology.


  7. John June 11th, 2019 at 8:46 am

    You can’t get a raise for saying stupid shit everyday, as fit the rest of the Demoncrats, they shouldn’t be psi’s at all for doing nothing foy2 plus years. In fact Trump should get a huge raise for what he has accomplished. That would benefit the charities he gives up his salary for.


  8. Dennis June 11th, 2019 at 9:06 am

    “Like totally”….that is a raise you stupid cu*t!! This Congress has done NOTHING-and they expect a raise…😂😂😂😃🙄


  9. T June 11th, 2019 at 10:00 am

    They haven’t done a thing since they got into office xcept obstruct, why should they get a raise? The American people make a lot less and have not seen a raise. America people first…….


  10. Vicki June 11th, 2019 at 10:00 am

    AOC has been in congress for 6 mos and she feels she needs a raise? Laughable


  11. Anita June 11th, 2019 at 11:16 am

    No raise for you aoc. You do nothing but stir up trouble


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