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 5 days ago '11        #1
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Sin 2119 heat pts2119
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Jun 11 - AOC defends cost-of-living increases for members of Congress
 

 
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) defended her support for cost-of-living increases for members of Congress on Tuesday, saying her position will help keep dark money out of politics.

She said voting against a cost-of-living increase can "sound nice" but doing so makes campaign finance reform harder. She added it serves to "punish members who rely on a straight salary, and reward those who rely on money loopholes and other forms of self-dealing."

"Its not a fun or politically popular position to take. But consistency is important," she tweeted. "ALL workers should get cost of living increases. Thats why minimum wage should be pegged to inflation, too."

"Voting against cost of living increases is 1 reason why dark $ loopholes stay open," she added.

The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist also said that worker co-ops and collective bargaining are other forums in which worker pay increases can be voted on.





On Monday, House Democrats pulled a spending bill that would have given raises to members of Congress former the first time in a decade after it received pushback from swing state lawmakers.

Ocasio-Cortez has been outspoken on living wage issues and campaign finance reform.

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 5 days ago '18        #2
RubbahBandMane 14 heat pts14
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People are going to believe me one day but I say this again..Controlled Opposition
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 5 days ago '16        #3
Aztlan 133 heat pts133
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I agree with her argument for it.
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 5 days ago '18        #4
DUCEDUCE 11 heat pts11
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So now people are mad she expects to get compensated for her work?
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3rd World 70 heat pts70
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Lol congress worried about their costs of their mansions hilarious
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 5 days ago '11        #6
Sin 2119 heat pts2119 OP
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 Aztlan said
I agree with her argument for it.
she dodged the term limit comment though

id agree with a raise for congress if they including term limits and reinstated the insider trading laws they repealed
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 5 days ago '16        #7
Aztlan 133 heat pts133
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 Sin said
she dodged the term limit comment though

id agree with a raise for congress if they including term limits and reinstated the insider trading laws they repealed
Don't think you need to combine the two.

Thats how everything gets stuck in a standstill.
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 5 days ago '04        #8
ItAlY2BkLyN 241 heat pts241
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 Aztlan said
I agree with her argument for it.
I do too, but it's never going to happen. You can't pay members of congress enough for them to stop taking donations Most of them are private business owners as well who are millionaires already.

 Sin said
she dodged the term limit comment though

id agree with a raise for congress if they including term limits and reinstated the insider trading laws they repealed
And removed lifetime pensions, and excessive paid holidays and VIP healthcare benefits.
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 RubbahBandMane said
People are going to believe me one day but I say this again..Controlled Opposition
shes an actress... but people dont care...
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 5 days ago '18        #10
RubbahBandMane 14 heat pts14
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 ItAlY2BkLyN said
I do too, but it's never going to happen. You can't pay members of congress enough for them to stop taking donations Most of them are private business owners as well who are millionaires already.



And removed lifetime pensions, and excessive paid holidays and VIP healthcare benefits.
If not going to happen because Congress is bought out through lobbying and AOC is too. Check this video timestamp 14:48.


[video - click to view]

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 5 days ago '18        #11
RubbahBandMane 14 heat pts14
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Another video for those who don't want to believe.


[video - click to view]


And if you say the videos are fake then here is an article for you to read.

Stop letting these people fool you and play psychological games on us fellas

 5 days ago '19        #12
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She’s going to need more money to do her job
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 5 days ago '04        #13
ItAlY2BkLyN 241 heat pts241
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 RubbahBandMane said
If not going to happen because Congress is bought out through lobbying and AOC is too. Check this video timestamp 14:48.

this is real talk man. I don't know how lobbying can even be legal but the fundamental financial structure our gov't is built on, is so ingrained, that it's almost impossible to fix without a total disruption. It truly is a malignant cancer that has ruined our democracy.
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 5 days ago '18        #14
RubbahBandMane 14 heat pts14
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 ItAlY2BkLyN said
this is real talk man. I don't know how lobbying can even be legal but the fundamental financial structure our gov't is built on, is so ingrained, that it's almost impossible to fix without a total disruption. It truly is a malignant cancer that has ruined our democracy.
This is the exact reason why I stopped following party lines. It's all smoke and mirrors bro
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 5 days ago '11        #15
Sin 2119 heat pts2119 OP
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 RubbahBandMane said
If not going to happen because Congress is bought out through lobbying and AOC is too. Check this video timestamp 14:48.

We live in a capitalist society where the goal is to make as much money as possible lobbying will always exist legally or illegally
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 5 days ago '16        #16
Aztlan 133 heat pts133
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 ItAlY2BkLyN said
I do too, but it's never going to happen. You can't pay members of congress enough for them to stop taking donations Most of them are private business owners as well who are millionaires already.



And removed lifetime pensions, and excessive paid holidays and VIP healthcare benefits.
Thats why they want to limit lobbying and dark money.

But I agree, cost of living increases won't make up their budget shortfallings from losing out on all that corporate money.

Politicians are gonna have to adjust how they run campaigns once the money pool shrinks.


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 5 days ago '18        #17
RubbahBandMane 14 heat pts14
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 Sin said
We live in a capitalist society where the goal is to make as much money as possible lobbying will always exist legally or illegally
I know that but do you agree with how this society is ran and follow its principles? All I'm doing is exposing the elephant in the room. AOC is just a sweet talker and a pretty face for the same system that she claims to oppose

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 5 days ago '17        #18
Tom Herman 375 heat pts375
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Imagine actually defending her position

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 supervillain said
shes an actress... but people dont care...
Shes not but you ignore reality
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 5 days ago '11        #20
Sin 2119 heat pts2119 OP
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 RubbahBandMane said
I know that but do you agree with how this society is ran and follow its principles? All I'm doing is exposing the elephant in the room. AOC is just a sweet talker and a pretty face for the same system that she claims to oppose

Shes has her pros and cons

I like her communication and transparency

Not many politicians will explain to their constituents why they votes the way they did
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 5 days ago '04        #21
ItAlY2BkLyN 241 heat pts241
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 Aztlan said
Thats why they want to limit lobbying and dark money.

But I agree, cost of living increases won't make up their budget shortfallings from losing out on all that corporate money.
I just don't think any of them posses the idealism or character needed to turn away money being thrown at them it wears on you and the constant pressure from big corporations is real
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 Gold Face said



Shes going to need more money to do her job
In her first term

Thats like the new guy at work requesting a raise

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Sin 2119 heat pts2119 OP
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 Tom Herman said
Imagine actually defending her position
Id love if all politicians were forced to defend their votes
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 5 days ago '18        #24
RubbahBandMane 14 heat pts14
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 Sin said
She’s has her pros and cons

I like her communication and transparency

Not many politicians will explain to their constituents why they votes the way they did
Man I'm gone need you to read that article I posted


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 5 days ago '11        #25
Sin 2119 heat pts2119 OP
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 RubbahBandMane said
Man I'm need you to read that article I posted
Regardless what her past is shes transparent about why she votes the way she does

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