New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez famously said she was left terrified by the January 6 riot, despite Fox News later reporting that she was not actually in the Capitol as events unfolded.
This week, she claimed another form of victimhood. According to Not the Bee, Ocasio-Cortez recently argued that her six-figure salary is not sufficient to start a family on.
Ocasio-Cortez says Congress is “a very hostile place to have a baby”
The high-profile Democrat made that claim in an Instagram post on why relatively few women have given birth while serving in Congress.
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“The job requires you to pay $25k+ in out of pocket expenses that are NOT reimbursable or tax deductible, no housing allowance despite you to pay for/rent 2 homes or else risk losing your job (hence the above huge work expenses), no included dental or vision insurance, no eligibility for PSLF, etc,” she complained.
The lawmaker later added, “So basically if you’re a normal working person that comes into this job and refuses to do insider trading then you are playing an already hard job on extra hard mode both personally and professionally.”
In response, Not the Bee contributor Harris Rigby noted that the New York congresswoman “by herself makes nearly double what the average American household brings in.”
“I know a LOT of people with not very much money who have multiple kids,” Rigby continued, adding, “And you know what? They’re doing just fine.”
“The fact that she is greedily asking YOU to give her more money to start a family is the height of arrogance,” he went on to insist.
Ocasio-Cortez previously asked whether it is “okay” to have children
That Ocasio-Cortez would highlight the supposed difficulty of paying for children is curious given how in 2019 she said that it is a “legitimate question” as to whether couples should even have them.
“Our planet is going to face disaster if we don’t turn this ship around,” Fox News quoted her as saying during an Instagram Live video.
“And so it’s basically like, there is a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult and it does lead, I think young people, to have a legitimate question. Ya know, should—is it okay to still have children?” she asked.