Most people who have a boss and work at a job have complained at some point that they are not getting paid enough, but most people don’t call them selves public servants.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat from New York, thought it was a good idea to post on Instagram stories that it is expensive to be a member of Congress.
She wrote on Instagram, “It’s insanely expensive, there is no stipend or per diem for it, and you’re not allowed to write it off even though your job forces you to have it.”
As a member of Congress, she receives $174,000 a year.
The average salary in America is $53,490 per year.
Despite being paid well above the national average, it isn’t good enough for her.
Instead of taking the time to talk about an issue that is important to her constituents, she raises the “insane” costs of being in Congress.
Complaining about a job that she wanted.
A job she campaigned for, and debated to win.
Now that she has the job, and she wants tax-payers to pay her more.
Her timing couldn’t be worse. Elections coming up and inflation hitting hard, maybe this isn’t the best time to complain to the boss that you want more money.