Wednesday, February 27, 2019


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Ivanka Trump: I ‘actually worked for tips and hourly wages’

By Tamar Lapin

New York Post
February 26, 2019

Freshman New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez snapped back at Ivanka Trump’s criticism of her Green New Deal proposal Tuesday — saying she knows what she’s talking about when it comes to wages, because she “actually worked for tips.”

“As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life, instead of having to learn about it 2nd-hand, I can tell you that most people want to be paid enough to live,” the socialist darling tweeted.

“A living wage isn’t a gift, it’s a right. Workers are often paid far less than the value they create.”

The Bronx-born congresswoman was referring to Trump’s comment to Fox News Tuesday that Americans want to earn their paychecks, not take a handout.

“I don’t think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something,” the White House adviser said. “People want to work for what they get.

“So, I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want. They want the ability to be able to secure a job. They want the ability to live in a country where there’s the potential for upward mobility.”

Ocasio-Cortez followed up with: “Imagine attacking a Jobs Guarantee by saying ‘people prefer to earn money.’ ???”

The lawmaker argued that productivity among American workers has grown over the years — but pay hasn’t.

“Wages are so low today compared to actual worker productivity that they are no longer the reflections of worker value as they used to be,” she wrote.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ivanka clarified later on Tuesday that she supports a minimum wage, but not “a minimum guarantee for people ‘unwilling to work’.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I went to work around 14 or 15. I was a sacker at a grocery store. $1.36 an hour plus tips. It was hard work but the tips paid more than the wage. I was called in and offered a raise and promotion to stocker. I soon learned that was a mistake and took my sacker job back. Then the owner put up a sign saying Don't tip the sackers. It must have made people mad because they started tipping more. The sign came down in a week. People don't like to be told what to do. I even bought an old car. It was a POS but I wasn't walking.

My friends who didn't want to work were always trying to borrow money and hitch a ride. Fuck Socialism.