Trump Jr. Trolls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Instagram

039;Socialists eat dogs' vs. 'subpoena power': Ocasio Cortez & Trump Jr. dish it out on Twitter

039;Socialists eat dogs' vs. 'subpoena power': Ocasio Cortez & Trump Jr. dish it out on Twitter

Ocasio-Cortez in a December 2 tweet claimed a $21 trillion mistake could have paid for about 66 percent of the cost of a Medicare-for-all bill.

According to the Washington Post, House members of both parties rarely pay interns.

On Monday, she said that when she went to a "dive spot in D.C. for some late night food," she talked with the staff.

Ocasio-Cortez ran on a platform advocating for a $15 baseline minimum wage, and called the current situation a "disgrace".

A 2017 report found that just 8% of Republicans and 3.6% of Democrats in the House pay their interns. I chatted up the staff. "Congress of ALL places should raise [Members" Representational Allowances] so we can pay staff an actual DC living wage", she wrote.

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She added it is unjust for Congress to budget their own living wages and rely on unpaid and underpaid workers to help carry the load of the offices they work for.

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.

Referring to an article The Nation last week, Ocasio-Cortez said that an alleged $21 trillion worth of improper financial transactions at the Pentagon would be enough to pay for two-thirds of the $32 trillion bill for Medicare for All - with the latter number derived from an analysis of Bernie Sanders' health care plan by Charles Blahous of the libertarian Mercatus Center back in August. Schumer's office told Rolling Stone that the ad "was made in error" and that beginning in January, they will offer "a stipend to eligible interns". An appropriations measure signed by President Donald Trump in September included an annual allowance of $20,000 per House member for internships.

Cortez critiqued her initial meetings on social media Thursday, writing "Right now Freshman members of Congress are at a "Bipartisan" orientation w/ briefings on issues".

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