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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.”

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

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