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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls her salary as a Congresswoman a living wage

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posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:20 AM
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a reply to: Aallanon

Me too. A raise all the way to the top room of a castle where she'll be locked in a room and guarded by a fire breathing dragon.




posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:25 AM
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originally posted by: ErrorErrorError
I haven't t seen this many threads about a politician on ATS ever since Trump decided to run.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sure knows how to trigger white insecure senior citizens from the south


Do you guys ever see people NOT based on the color of their skin?


"Outta here with those facts! Brown woman bad."


Same goes for you. This is why liberals keep losing the adult seats.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 09:02 AM
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls her salary as a Congresswoman a living wage

a reply to: Aallanon




liv·ing wage
/ˈˌliviNG ˈwāj/Submit
noun
noun: living wage; plural noun: living wages

a wage that is high enough to maintain a normal standard of living.


She is correct.
The compensation for members of congress is a living wage.

Your link in your Op refers to STAFF not congresspeople.

She is saying that Congressional Aides and Staff employed to support members of Congress should earn enough where they don't need to work multiple jobs in addition to their full time jobs.

I think you were confused by her statement?



This week I went to dive spot in DC for some late night food. I chatted up the staff.

SEVERAL bartenders, managers, & servers *currently worked in Senate + House offices.*

This is a disgrace. Congress of ALL places should raise MRAs so we can pay staff an actual DC living wage.




edit on 4-12-2018 by Extorris because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 09:17 AM
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The thing about a living wage is that one income does not fit all regions. For example, it costs far more to live in San Francisco, CA than Wooster, OH. In the end, it's not how much a person earns but rather how much they earn relative to the cost of living where they live. For example, this concept is exploited by people like Warren Buffet who pays employee salaries for a company on the West Coast based on salaries for those who work in Idaho. Guess which region is far more expensive to live and work in?



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: Extorris

Weirdly, this point was never addressed by the OP, despite being brought up several times.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 10:35 AM
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LOL why not this is what real businesses face all the time managing a budget an important concept for a congressperson wouldnt you think, Internships are great my company has used them over and over, in seasonal businesses its great to have flexibility, would love to have more full timers but health care costs can be staggering when you have a full time staff .Id imagine a congressperson's needs are going to be varied as well, ie no need for too many full time staffers, only when in session and few weeks before and after. Sounds like she had somebody for her staff in mind but she cant afford to pay them.

noticed I havent even addressed the notion of how an who pays for full time staff for 435 congresspeople.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 12:28 PM
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I just find it funny that she has been elected to Congress, is about to be a House Representative, in charge of a staff, and she is already complaining that someone else should do something before she even gets seated. That's the bad part to me. Alexandria, YOU are the one in charge now. YOU do the things you wanted others to do. There is no "someone else"... this time, it's all on YOU.

If YOU want YOUR staffers to make a higher wage, then YOU pay them more.

TheRedneck



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 01:17 PM
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She should take a pay cut and use it to pay them . They all need a pay cut anyway, what they make is not justified for the results that we get from their representation of us.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: Sookiechacha

Well since these are staff positions then the senators and representatives should take some of that lobby money they so love and put it into paying their staff also it amazes me how much it cost in dc when sections of it look worse then Detroit's I know I used to live in Arlington when dad worked as marine in charge of motorpool at headquarters marine corps back in the day he could not believe how much the place looked like a ghetto a few blocks from whitehouse.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: Sookiechacha

And you forgot the condo in Florida and the lake house and the villa in Nassau in the Bahamas and the the rd for campaigning in.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:43 PM
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This girl has the Republicans #ting their pants



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:46 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
I just find it funny that she has been elected to Congress, is about to be a House Representative, in charge of a staff, and she is already complaining that someone else should do something before she even gets seated. That's the bad part to me. Alexandria, YOU are the one in charge now. YOU do the things you wanted others to do. There is no "someone else"... this time, it's all on YOU.

If YOU want YOUR staffers to make a higher wage, then YOU pay them more.

TheRedneck




Starred you but had to give you a cheer as well. Deserves a repeating. Common sense is rare today!



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:47 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
This girl has the Republicans #ting their pants



this is 100% true

its pretty cool for that reason alone



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: CynConcepts

Y'all are shaking in yer boots yeeehaw



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:56 PM
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a reply to: Aallanon

One hundred Seventy Four Grand a Year is a Living Wage ? Damn , I Must be Dead then .........(



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 09:08 PM
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a reply to: Zanti Misfit

did that's more than a living wage. all ya need is 80k and you can raise a kid and go on vacation with proper planning



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 03:27 AM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Yet the median income in the US is only 59k, they must be living in squalor! LOL. A living wage is a sham. It's a turn of phrase meant to soften people up to socialism, nothing more nothing less. I've lived on just over 10k (making it, by definition, a living wage) and I've struggled at six figure levels. It's all about spending prudently and living within your means.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 03:45 AM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: CynConcepts

Y'all are shaking in yer boots yeeehaw


Think its more likely just shaking their heads, LOL she is a novelty, reminds me of how Cynthia McKinney was gonna do this and do that, made some waves here and there and flamed out.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 07:49 AM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
Interns shouldn't be getting paid, that's why they're called interns.
You do know there is a reason why people put the phrase "un-paid" in front of the word intern right? It's because not all interns are unpaid and, if I'm right it's a fairly new concept, it only been in the last 30 years that this trend started. Before that you took a low level low pay job within the company and worked your way up. Now they want you to do the same job but for free. It's a way for companies to save money, and for some reason people bought into it and accept it is the only way to get the "good" jobs. Never mind the fact that a good portion of those interns will never see a paying job in that field, never mind that they now have to work a second or even third job to make ends meet. Also please forget that now that they are working two or three jobs, that their overall job performance will suffer as a result. After all we wouldnt want to hurt the profits of the corporations we serve.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 01:57 PM
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Never mind the fact that a good portion of those interns will never see a paying job in that field, never mind that they now have to work a second or even third job to make ends meet.

A part of that problem is in the interns themselves. Many of them really want to learn and do a good job, but too many more are simply thinking an internship is a way to get a job after college and coast through life. The reason many are unpaid is simply because a lot of places have discovered that an intern simply cannot always handle the job and thus they want a test run before committing.

The less people are willing to show what they are capable of and make an actual mark, the less people are going to be paid for doing the bare minimum. The more the colleges dumb down the classes and let the mediocre through with degrees that say otherwise, the less those degrees will be worth in the job market. That's called 'life.'

TheRedneck



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