Jennifer wrote: ↑
08 Nov 2018, 22:43
Aresen wrote: ↑
08 Nov 2018, 22:37
A 'working class person' who can't figure out how to transition for 3 months to a salary of $174,000/yr is too dumb to be allowed into Congress. She isn't stupid, but this is a stupid comment.
Huh? She is figuring out "how to transition for 3 months" (she saved money from her bartender job before quitting); she just can't afford to also
rent a DC apartment during that time. I still don't see why I'm supposed to feel contemptuous of her because of that.
I assumed her comment was generic, not particular. She
is obviously intelligent enough to figure it out, but the suggestion that it is a barrier that someone cannot surmount because of their social class is stupid. I don't know rents in DC, but I am guessing an apartment can be found for under $5k/m. On a guaranteed salary of $174k/yr, I am sure she could borrow $30k (additional funds for living expenses) from a legitimate source and repay it in 2 years.
Also, what was the "millennial attempt at humor" you were complaining about?
“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment?” Ocasio-Cortez, 29, told the New York Times. “We’re kind of just dealing with the logistics of it day by day, but I’ve really been just kind of squirreling away and then hoping that gets me to January.”
translation wrote:Oh, poor me! I have no salary for three months until I take my place in one of the world's most powerful legislative bodies. How will I live? Tee hee hee!
I am sure that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi can initiate her into the wonders of paid speaking engagements in the meantime.