Members of congress, retail workers… everybody should get cost of living increases to accommodate for the changes in our economy, and when you don’t do that it only increases the pressure on members to exploit loopholes, like insider trading loopholes to make it on the back end.Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – 6/11/2019
Give us a break. Congress does need pay raises. this is bullshit.— Jodi Jacobson (@jljacobson) June 11, 2019
Now I don't know this for sure, but I don't believe those people who are in a position to exploit insider trading loopholes are struggling to feed their families.— Bred Floss (@LordMountjoy) June 11, 2019
The fact this women helps create policy, is laughable. Almost as laughable as believing lifelong politicians have the people's best interest at heart over their own wallets.— Its the LightningMan (@LightningManTB) June 11, 2019
Lol… give us trustworthy politicians more money or else we will be corrupt… but if you do give us this raise I promise we won’t be corrupt.— T. Poch (@TPoch23) June 11, 2019
She makes over $170K and she needs a *raise*???— KrissaKray #GREENWALL (@xtglamour) June 11, 2019
Yeah um no.
She works for us. We tell HER when she gets a raise.
"and honestly, did you even, like, see how much a cinnamon latte costs nowadays? It's, like, super, errm, like super expensive! I can barely even afford to buy 3 per days!"— 🇨🇦Philippe🇨🇦 (@PhilQCRod) June 11, 2019
Maybe we should , like, cut Congress salaries until they do something positive for us.#CongressDoYourJob— Peter Cardasis (@CardasisTweets) June 11, 2019
Amazing here is someone that was making minimum wage plus tips & now thinks she deserves a $4500 pay raise on her $174K yearly salary – corrupt politicians at their best— Manuel Ovies (@oviesme480) June 11, 2019
Cost of living is rising. The $175,000 base salary isn't enough.— dj… (@DrEnFuSt) June 11, 2019
"I'm voting to give myself a raise. Congressing is hard!"
You know what else would stop insider trading and corruption? Laws that prevent congress from doing what is already illegal for everyone who isn’t a member of congress. Giving people like Nancy Pelosi another 4k a year isn’t going to end the insider trading grift anytime soon.
What kind of blackmail BS is this anyway? We need more money or we will cheat and take it anyway? Well, we keep paying them more money and it hasn’t stopped them yet.
Weather it’s gullibility of the masses or just apathy, something needs to change soon. People in congress (and now the White House), have been robbing taxpayers blind for years yet nothing has changed. The causes they support always vary, but at the end of the day when that pet cause gets its funding what happens? Nothing but moving more of your money to other places in the name of “goodwill”, or fulfilling some promise that just serves to give someone’s buddy a cushy job or a sweet government contract; as payback for campaign contributions or passing some new legislation that make someones stock go up.
People like AOC and Donald Trump are both extremely ignorant when it comes to the logic they use to justify things they want, and extremely arrogant about it when they get their way. I’m wondering if they are just smart enough to get away these things, but too stupid to realize that it’s not a good idea to tell everyone, so they flaunt it in front of everyone anyway? Somehow their personalities seem to win the day.
In a normal, just world, people like this would not be running the country and yet here we are.