Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she will pay all of her interns 15 dollars an hour. Then she made another accusation that proves she never bothers to check her facts. Just two days ago she accused Sarah Huckabee Sanders of being a serial liar, but no one can hold a candle to Ocasio-Cortez when it comes to lying. Here is another example.

“It is unjust for Congress to budget a living wage for ourselves, yet rely on unpaid interns & underpaid, overworked staff just bc Republicans want to make a statement about ‘fiscal responsibility.’”

Just 4% Democrats pay their interns. Republican Reps have 8% of their members who pay their interns. So, why did people intern for congressional members for no pay? Because over the course of their lifetime, having that on their resumes is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. It’s also a big plus should they decide to run for office someday.

 

From Breitbart News

“This is a disgrace. Congress of ALL places should raise [Members’ Representational Allowances] so we can pay staff an actual DC living wage,” she wrote.

“It is unjust for Congress to budget a living wage for ourselves, yet rely on unpaid interns & underpaid, overworked staff just bc Republicans want to make a statement about ‘fiscal responsibility.’”

Congress, until recently, has historically provided unpaid internships in all but a few roles on Capitol Hill.

The nonprofit group Pay Our Interns released a report in 2017 that found that 51 percent of Senate Republicans paid their interns compared to 31 percent of Senate Democrats.

The percentages were even lower in the House, as only 8 percent of House Republicans opted to pay their interns compared to 3.6 percent of House Democrats.

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