Ocasio-Cortez Complains About Her Student Debt Even Though She Makes $175k Per Year
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On Tuesday during a House Financial Services Committee hearing, socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced that she "literally" made a student loan payment during the hearing, adding that she felt "really accomplished right now."
"I literally made a student loan payment while I was sitting here at this chair, and I looked at my balance, and it was $20,237.16," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I just made a payment that took me down to $19,000 so I feel really accomplished right now."
The far-left socialist is known for trying to take advantage of the spotlight by making grandstanding comments such as this. Her point in mentioning her own student loan debt was to hammer Republicans for not doing anything about the $1.5 trillion is student loan debt.
"I'm hearing people on this committee say it's not our job," she said. "This is our job."
The complaining by Ocasio-Cortez is odd considering she is making just shy of $200,000 a year, a 550% increase from just two years ago.
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Interestingly, Ocasio-Cortez reported a wage of $26,581 in 2017. While her salary has grown more than 550% since she was elected to the United States Congress, the self-proclaimed "radical" congresswoman has apparently still not paid down her student loans.
Ocasio-Cortez has been an outspoken advocate of passing legislation to eliminate student loan debt for the majority of Americans, including her own. While speaking at a press conference to announce college affordability legislation in June, Ocasio-Cortez contended that it is easier for her to do something that was "nearly impossible" than to pay off her debt.
"I have student loans, too," she said at the time. "And I think it's so funny [that] a year ago I was waiting tables in a restaurant and it was literally easier for me to become the youngest woman in American history elected to Congress than it is to pay off my student loan debt."
"So that should tell you everything about the state of this, of this – of our economy and of the state of quality of life for working people," she continued. "Because in order for me to get a chance to have health care, in order for me to get a chance to pay off my student loans, I had to do something that was nearly impossible. And I don’t think that that is the bar through which a person should be able to access education, health care, and a bevy of other things that should be considered human rights."
While the congresswoman complains about her student loan debt, she enjoys her time living in an $1800 a month luxurious apartment which includes an indoor lap pool, hydrotherapy beds, saunas as well as a separate rooftop pool.
"Tenants have access to private massage rooms, state-of-the-art hydrotherapy beds, saunas, a 25-meter indoor lap pool, a full-scale kitchen with wood-fired pizza oven, a rooftop pool with view of the Capitol, a fireside lounge featuring a Steinway & Sons player piano, a Peloton cycling studio, and a PGA-grade golf simulation lounge that allows users to play virtually on the world’s most exclusive golf courses," The Washington Examiner reports.
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