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Ocasio-Cortez Visits Former Employer, Learns Policies She Supports Put It Out of Business

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Democratic Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited her former employer, The Coffee Shop, in New York City on Monday, its final day of business.

Ironically, Coffee Shop is going out of business thanks to far-left policies that Ocasio-Cortez supports.

After 28 years, the establishment is closing its doors because of high rent and the minimum wage increases, a policy strongly supported by Ocasio-Cortez.

“The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. ”I swung by today to say hi one last time, and kid around with friends like old times. I’m a normal, working person who chose to run for office, because I believe we can have a better future.”

She added, “You can do it too. We all can.”

However, The Coffee Shop will have no future.

In a recent interview with the New York Post, The Coffee Shop co-owner and president Charles Milite said “times have changed in our industry.”

“The rents are very high and now the minimum wage is going up and we have a huge number of employees,” he said.

The restaurant employed roughly 150 people, making mandatory minimum wage increases too much to absorb.

Take a look at what Osacio-Cortez recently said about the minimum wage.

“Raising the Federal minimum wage to a living wage, and supporting a revitalized, 21st century labor movement are two essential starting points for working class Americans getting the dignified pay they deserve,” she tweeted. “Healthcare, education, and housing are key cornerstones, too.”

https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/1019346001944039425

The irony was apparently lost on the socialist candidate running for a congressional seat in New York.

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