Of course, the cause of Venezuela's collapse is more nuanced than just "because socialism", but one key point Junior seems to miss here is what agenda, exactly, Ocasio-Cortez and her peers are backing.
Before the official announcement Tuesday, the congresswoman-elect criticized current congress members who now don't pay their interns.
House interns fare worse: Only 8 percent of those who work for Republicans and 3.6 percent who work for Democrats get paid.
As Business Insider notes, Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, who won a House seat in MA, were critical of an orientation held at the Harvard Kennedy School. Number of corporate ceos we've listened to here for number of labor leaders zero in a subsequent tweet she said are bipartisan. We would not know that freshmen members of Congress are being forced to sit in meetings, having corporate lobbyists tell them what they should or should not think, direct them on how to legislate ceos from corporations light Goldman Sachs who stole billions of dollars from the USA economy, lecturing them, that they're over their head.
Alexandria, who identifies herself as a Democratic Socialist, was recently elected to Congress, where she will represent New York's 14th congressional district.
She also tweeted on Monday that she has seen congressional employees waiting tables on the side.
"This week I went to dive spot in DC for some late night food". "This is a disgrace".
"First of all, fifteen dollars is not a living wage in D.C. Not even close".
And her chief of staff told The Washington Post that they intend to pay the interns "at least" $15 an hour.
Ocasio-Cortez may have walked back her remarks to avoid an ethics complaint early in her tenure.
A study out previous year, according to the HuffPost says that only 51 per cent of Republican senators offer paid internships and just 31 per cent of Democrats do.
According Pay Our Interns, a nonprofit group, 51 percent of Senate Republicans pay their interns, as opposed to 31 percent of Senate Democrats. "SEVERAL bartenders, managers, & servers *currently worked in Senate + House offices, *" she wrote.
Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged the new fund, noting that it will give $20,000 per member of Congress for their interns.