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Offline zeitgeist

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AOC HITS (the Dive Bars In Fetid Fever Swamp)
« on: December 05, 2018, 06:16:26 AM »


Yes America's Own Communist heads to a local DC Dive bar to pick up some local chit chat.  The resulting thread is a rollicking good time for all who dare venture over to the DUmp.  Bar tenders have been providing cheap psychoanalysis to the nations down trod drunks for years, why not cheap economic advice as well?  You go girl.   :whatever:

 https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211510711

Babbling sister tees up the ball in this OP but there are several other prominent DUmmies who make cameo appearances as well.

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'This is a disgrace': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams her future colleagues in Congress...


'This is a disgrace': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams her future colleagues in Congress for employing unpaid interns and failing to pay staffers a 'living wage'
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a newly elected US House representative, called out her future colleagues in Congress for paying their low-level staffers salaries below the "living wage" and for employing unpaid interns.

"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,*" she wrote. "This is a disgrace."

The message may have pressured Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to announce on Monday that he'll pay his interns a stipend in the new congress.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a newly elected US House representative, called out her future colleagues in Congress, including Democrats, for paying their low-level staffers salaries below the "living wage" and for employing unpaid interns, even as members of Congress are paid multiple times more than the average American.

The incoming New York Democrat, who took service industry jobs to support herself and her family in the years before she ran for office, tweeted on Monday that she's met congressional staffers who wait tables to supplement their government wages.

"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,*" she wrote. "This is a disgrace."


Ocasio-Cortez said Congress should raise wages for staffers so they can afford to continue living in Washington, one of the most expensive cities in the country. The 29-year-old elected lawmaker has said she can't afford a DC apartment before her $174,000 congressional salary kicks in in January.

"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,'" she added in another tweet.


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https://www.businessinsider.com/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-slams-future-colleagues-congress-for-employing-unpaid-interns-living-wage-2018-12?utm_content=buffer21dd8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-bi&fbclid=IwAR0XD4_bkfwaJ_WmDNlNMolHRxhFHgri3tKOkFTLKXnvTOTRr2dkHMO1UIU
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As is the case with most DU threads, this thread is about as focused as a fart in pantyhose.  I only managed to get about half way down the comments before I knew I had to share.  It is a hoot and a half.  It is not so much what the DUmmies don't know as what they know for sure that just ain't so.  Right Effie??    :rotf:

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who points out faults and gives reproof,
who lays a hidden treasure bare,
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Consorting so is one enriched
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Re: AOC HITS (the Dive Bars In Fetid Fever Swamp)
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 08:18:58 AM »
These interns are also exempt from Obummercare so that right there is a better deal than the "average American" has. What will AOC say about that?  ::)
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Re: AOC HITS (the Dive Bars In Fetid Fever Swamp)
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 09:46:40 AM »
Well I'll be.  A little google magic and it turns out that 8 of the top 10 Senators with the most costly staff are Democrats.  And 9 of the 10 least expensive staffs are Republicans.  Color me surprised.

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Re: AOC HITS (the Dive Bars In Fetid Fever Swamp)
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 09:55:31 AM »


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