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Ocasio-Cortez Not Prepared For Congress?

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, is worried about paying rent.

“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real,” Ocasio-Cortez said to The New York Times this week. “We’re kind of just dealing with the logistics of it day by day, but I’ve really been just kind of squirreling away and then hoping that gets me to January.”

From Journalist Tim Pool:

Ocasio-Cortez Is Not Prepared For Congress, However it is not entirely her fault. Congress people need to maintain a residence in their home state and do need somewhere to live while congress is in session but this is a known problem. Cortez is not prepared to move to DC before she starts her new job.

I think it is fair to say that this is something she could have prepared for but it is also fair to point out that as a working class Millennial it is extremely difficult to save the $4,000 – 8,000 you would need to pay first, last, and security on an apartment in DC. In fact some representatives sleep in their offices.

On top of her inability to move to DC, which I concede is not entirely her fault, she has gaffe after gaffe which shows that it isn’t just about rent but also about her understanding of economics and politics that shows she is not prepared for congress

 

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