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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compares GOP’s Intelligence to a ‘Sea Sponge’ And ‘Dwight from the Office’



Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York who worked previously as a bartender before entering Congress, laid out the biggest changes she has noticed so far during her employment transition over the course of the past year.

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Her observations included some insights into how she really feels about the intelligence levels of those on the other side of the political aisle.

In a long Twitter thread, Ocasio-Cortez sought to dismantle a “myth” about people who are poor or have bad credit propagated by some in conservative circles.

“3 paychecks in has shown me how 1 of the greatest scams in US is the idea that financial struggle is due to ‘poor character.’ It’s a huge myth designed to keep people from empowering themselves,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

The first-term Congresswoman described how she used to “jerk awake” in the middle of the night when she was waitressing, worried she didn’t have enough money set aside to pay a bill or that she possibly missed a payment.

“Now I’m going through a huge income transition compared to living off tips. & I have HEALTH INSURANCE, which now means I have fewer expenses,” she elaborated. She further explained that her ability to pay bills now, and thus have better credit according to her banks, isn’t a sign that her character had changed, but rather, “just my math.”

Ocasio-Cortez also cited a recent tweet by Chase bank, in which the company tried to explain that people had low bank balances due to making choices like buying coffee or taking a walk instead of buying a taxi. She rejected that argument, explaining that the tweet was “so bad.”

The underlying argument by Chase, she went onto say, is that, “if you choose to have any expense beyond mere animalistic survival…you deserve suffering eviction, or skipped medicine. You don’t. Nobody does.”

Ocasio-Cortez, a self-avowed democratic socialist, further explained the details of some of her philosophies regarding taxing the wealthiest in America.

“When we say ‘tax the rich,’ we mean nesting-doll yacht rich. For-profit prison rich. Betsy DeVos, student-loan-shark rich. Trick-the-country-into-war rich. Subsidizing-workforce-w-food-stamps rich. Because THAT kind of rich is simply not good for society, & it’s like 10 people,” she said.

Trial lawyer Max Kennerly responded to AOC’s tweet.

Ocasio-Cortez responded, by quoting his tweet and offering some insights of her own regarding the GOP. She explained that the party and its supporters employ a “technique” to take “dry humor + sarcasm literally and ‘fact check’ it” regarding her claims. She also compared Republicans’ intelligence to “sea sponges” and “Dwight from the Office.”



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