ICYMI: Ocasio-Cortez Got Slapped With Reality After Throwing Minimum Wage Tantrum

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Posted: Apr 09, 2019 12:52 PM
ICYMI: Ocasio-Cortez Got Slapped With Reality After Throwing Minimum Wage Tantrum

Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the Left’s answer to Donald Trump. She’s feisty. She’s bombastic. She gives zero ‘you-know-whats’ about how you feel about her. She’s here to fight for the far left. With her sound bites now more grounded in policy, yes, it’s fair game to attack her aggressively. She’s already peddling straight trash with this Green New Deal business, which has farting cows as one of the many enemies of the public. You see it’s part of the ten-year plan to destroy the U.S. economy by killing the internal combustible engine but have no fear; we can all suffer together. That’s socialism.  

And we all know socialists don’t know jack about economics, so let’s go back to last week where she was outraged over croissants served at LaGuardia Airport (via Free Beacon):

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) complained about the price of goods in an airport with among the highest wage prices in the country Monday. She claimed wages should be even higher, and prices somehow lower.

The self-described democratic socialist took to Twitter …to complain about the price in comparison to wages. She exclaimed that "Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE."

She marveled that some would think it's "too expensive" to raise the minimum wage.

In reality, LaGuardia Airport in New York already has a $15 minimum wage. Andrew Kerr of the Daily Caller pointed out that LaGuardia has a higher minimum rate than the target number of most progressives. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved a $19 minimum wage for many LaGuardia workers in September 2018. According to the New York Times, it is "the highest minimum wage target set by any public agency in the country."

Ocasio-Cortez did not need to drop seven dollars if she wanted a croissant, moreover. If she's willing to accept pastries from Au Bon Pain in LaGuardia's terminal C, she can get a croissant there for only $3.29, as the Washington Free Beacon confirmed in a phone call. In a separate call, a representative of Au Bon Pain in LaGuardia explained that the minimum wage is $15 per hour for some staff, $19 for airport workers in the new terminal.

I mean, I guess how some could take this as a joke. It was April Fool’s Day. Alas, no—AOC threw a tantrum about the minimum wage, totally oblivious that there was a breakfast pastry market within the airport that was operational and had alternatives that were under seven dollars. After being taken to the woodshed over her rant, she replied, “GOP taking every tweet so earnestly, making my point for me. It’s not an argument against the price of a croissant - it’s about the value of human worth. But I guess that idea is foreign to them since their policies treat people as disposable anyway.” 

Yeah, that argument can go to hell…this is the party of infanticide. Sorry, AOC, Democrats—you don’t get to comment on human worth when you already think babies are trash. Also, that’s the typical pivot for a liberal when their argument is dragged behind the shed and shot: talk about human worth. Here’s something: your arguments suck. They will always suck. And I’ll proudly be voting for Donald Trump to Keep America Great. More jobs, bigger paychecks, more consumer confidence is worth a lot. Wouldn’t you agree?