When asked how to fund a lofty government takeover of healthcare, socialist Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded: “You just pay for it!”
Now? She’s finding that, in the real world, you actually need money to pay for things.
Ocasio-Cortez lamented to The New York Times that she can’t yet afford an apartment in Washington, DC.
“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez complained. “So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real. 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.”
Once her comments went viral, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to assure that her team is “working it out.” She also cast blame on the “electoral system” which is, apparently, rigged because it failed to supply her with a Washington apartment.
“There are many little ways in which our electoral system isn’t even designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead,” she wrote. “This is one of them.”
On January 3, Ocasio-Cortez will be sworn in as a member of Congress and begin to receive an annual salary of $174,000 per year.