Maybe she can quit bitching about Republicans long enough to look at her own party.
“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,’” Ocasio-Cortez added. “If that’s the case, they can cut down on staff to pay them well. Or raise the MRA.”
Most Capitol Hill interns are not paid for their work. According to a 2017 study by the non-profit Pay Our Interns, only 6 percent percent of House offices paid their interns. The same report found that a higher percentage of Republicans in the Senate were compensating their interns. Fifty-one percent of Republican senators and 31 percent of Democratic senators paid their interns.
I think she is going to be singing a different tune when she has to start budgeting her own staff salaries.
She hasn’t even begun the hard work yet.