Skip to comments.Ocasio-Cortez needs to wait for lawmaker salary to kick in to afford DC apartment
Posted on 11/08/2018 1:08:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told The New York Times in an interview Thursday that she will need to wait for her congressional salary to kick in before she can rent an apartment in D.C.
She explained that the transition period will be very unusual, because I cant really take a salary. I have three months without a salary before Im a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real.
Ocasio-Cortez also told the Times that she had saved money before leaving her job at a restaurant and had planned accordingly with her partner.
Were kind of just dealing with the logistics of it day by day, but Ive really been just kind of squirreling away and then hoping that gets me to January," she said.
Ocasio-Cortez explained on Twitter after the interview's release that while everything with her housing is being figured out, her struggle with housing costs is one of "many little ways in which our electoral system isnt even designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead."
Ocasio-Cortez, who on Tuesday became the youngest women in history elected to Congress, worked as a bartender before toppling veteran lawmaker Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the Democratic primary election in June.
Life is tough. Well, no doubt she’ll be a millionaire soon enough.
Why not just pay for it? That is what she said we should do with Medicare for all. Its no different. LOL
Has she ever heard of a bank loan?
She flew to Seattle Washington yesterday by mistake.
What a pant load of codswallop!
Maybe even Barak and Meeshell don’t won’t to put up
with her for three months.
Old Dead White Guys Fault!
She could just work for tips like most of the Congress crittets do.
The party will make you a no-interest loan for a few months, Ms. Commie.
She could have planned ahead by stealing extra tips.
She’s dumb as a stump.
Stumps are smarter and have value.
This is a legitimate expense of campaign money. Surely she has some left.
Her salary will be $174,000 a year. I truly believe a bank would front her the money. She’s full of it.
By WE she didn’t mean her.
Isn’t she wearing, like, $5000 suits?
There’s a reason banks don’t loan money to people with a history of spending lots of other people’s money.
She’s so excited about going to Washington, she’s already booked a flight to Seattle.
I’ve heard of representatives and even senators who share apartments. One of the Republicans conservatives just sleeps in his office. You’re not really supposed to live there permanently, just when Congress is in session.
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