Ocasio-Cortez wants pay raises for Congress


THIS AFTERNOON ON FOX SPORTS.>>>I WANT TO TOUCH BACK ON MY EDITORIAL AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR. WANT TO BRING IN SENATOR JAMES LANKFORD, OKLAHOMA REPUBLICAN AND OLD FRIEND OF THE SHOW. MR. SENATOR, WELCOME BACK. GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN, SIR.>>GREAT TO SEE YOU AS WELL. STUART: WE HAVE A FANTASTIC ECONOMY. WE WON ON MEXICAN TARIFFS. SEEMS LIKE THERE IS SO MUCH THAT CONGRESS COULD NOW GET DONE, BUT NOTHING WILL BE DONE BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL ABOUT IMPEACHMENT. YOU MUST BE VERY FRUSTRATED BECAUSE WE ARE.>>IT IS EXCEPTIONALLY FRUSTRATING TO BE ABLE TO WATCH THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES RIGHT NOW FOCUS ON EVERYTHING WALL-TO-WALL ON INVESTIGATIONS AND ON IMPEACHMENT AND TRYING TO BUILD A FOUNDATION FOR IMPEACHMENT WHEN WE HAVE QUITE A BIT WE CAN GET DONE. LET’S FOCUS ON WHAT WE CAN GET DONE, WHAT HAS TO BE DONE ON THE HOUSE FIRST IS THE USMCA TRADE AGREEMENT. CONSTITUTIONALLY, BECAUSE THAT HAS REVENUE IN IT, IT HAS TO BEGIN IN THE HOUSE. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WHEN THAT TRADE AGREEMENT IS IN THEIR LAP, THEY ACTUALLY TAKE UP REAL LEGISLATION THAT CAN HELP THE COUNTRY, HELP FARMERS AND HELP BUSINESS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. LET’S GET THAT RESOLVED AS QUICK AS WE CAN. STUART: YEAH, THAT’S ABSOLUTELY, IT HAS TO GET DONE AND IF THE DEMOCRATS HOLD IT UP, THAT WOULD BE VERY VERY BAD FOR OUR ECONOMY, MEXICO’S ECONOMY AND THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF DIPLOMACY. I MEAN, YOU DON’T THINK THEY WOULD HOLD IT UP, DO YOU?>>SO WHAT I CAN’T TELL YOU IS IF THEY WILL HOLD IT UP BASED ON THEY DON’T WANT THE PRESIDENT TO GET A WIN BUT USMCA AGREEMENT IS NOT ABOUT THE PRESIDENT GETTING A WIN, IT’S OUR COUNTRY GETTING A WIN. LONG TERM, I HOPE THAT THEY ARE THINKING IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE COUNTRY, NOT JUST TRYING TO DO A POLITICAL ATTACK ON THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF. BUT THIS WOULD STABILIZE TRADE IN NORTH AMERICA, IT’S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO BE ABLE TO GET THAT BACK TO STABLE AGAIN. WE WANT TO GET TO LOW OR NO TARIFFS IN AS MANY DIFFERENT PLACES AS WE POSSIBLY CAN. STUART: IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ABSOLUTELY SOLIDLY BEHIND PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH HIS USE OF TARIFFS AS A WEAPON AGAINST OTHER COUNTRIES WHICH WE WANT TO INFLUENCE?>>THEY ARE SOLIDLY BEHIND HIM IN NEGOTIATING TRADE AGREEMENTS. THEY ARE NOT SOLIDLY BEHIND HIM IN THE USE OF TARIFFS IN EVERY LOCATION. I’M ONE OF THE FOLKS THAT SAY WE NEED TO GET TO LOW OR NO TARIFFS IN AS MANY PLACES AS POSSIBLE. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT RAISING TARIFFS IN OTHER PLACES, LONG TERM THAT HURTS AMERICAN CONSUMERS AND HURTS OUR POSITION. IF IT’S A SHORT TERM TOOL TO GET TO A NEGOTIATION, TO GET TO LONG TERM LOW OR NO TARIFFS, WE ARE FINE WITH THAT, TO BE ABLE TO DO IT. BUT IF IT’S A LONG TERM PIECE TO SAY WE WILL HAVE TARIFFS FOR A LONG TIME, WE WOULD LIKE TO GET RID OF THOSE TARIFFS BECAUSE WHERE WE COMPETE WORLDWIDE WITH OUR PRODUCTS AND LABOR MARKET, WE WIN. SO LET’S GET BACK TO THAT COMPETITION, LET US WIN THE GAME. STUART: GOT IT. I DO WANT TO GET YOUR TAKE ON CONGRESSWOMAN ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ. SHE IS IN FAVOR OF CONGRESSIONAL PAY RAISES ACROSS THE BOARD. WHAT’S YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT, MR. SENATOR?>>SO I WOULD SAY FOR A DECADE NOW, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAVE SAID NO TO ANY KIND OF PAY RAISE. QUITE FRANKLY, I DON’T SEE ANYTHING COMING OUT OF THE HOUSE RIGHT NOW THAT I LOOK AT AND SAY THAT’S BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WOULD WANT TO GIVE THEM A MERIT BONUS THIS YEAR BASED ON WHAT THEY’RE DOING OUT OF THE HOUSE. SO NO, I WOULD NOT AGREE. LET’S GET US BACK TO ACTUALLY BEING PRODUCTIVE AGAIN AND THEN WE SHOULD GO BACK TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND SAY AFTER HOLDING ON PAY FOR A DECADE, LET’S SEE IF WE DESERVE IT AGAIN. I THINK PRODUCTIVITY DESERVES A RESPONSE, NOT INACTIVITY. STUART: PRODUCTIVITY. GET PAID FOR WHAT YOU DO AS OPPOSED TO WHAT YOU HOLD UP. SENATOR, IT WAS A PLEASURE

100 Replies to “Ocasio-Cortez wants pay raises for Congress

  1. Remember folks if you get rid of her now she won't get any retirement and not be ab albatross around the neck of the taxpayers for life!

  2. Who doe's she think she is Cortez needs to be shipped off to Mexico she is a anti-American and a total nut case

  3. Congress has not worked with POTUS or even made an attempt at solving our immigration crisis, as well as the humanitarian crisis. They have left our POTUS out to try and solve this on his own. Just think what our leaders could accomplish if they would actually negotiate and bring ideas to the table. One can only hope.

  4. RAISES!?! We should put each one on part-time at $15/hr. We'll see how many of these miscreants stick around to actually do work. If they all disappeared tomorrow (with a few notable exceptions), the country would be far better off.

  5. What does it say about the Democrats these days that James Lankford sounds naive when he says, "I hope that they're thinking of the best interests of the country, not just trying to do a political attack on the President himself" ?

  6. very naive and/or evil people following along like lambs to slaughter. Like the naked leader in the story book who thought he had clothing on and the foolish people played along. tsk tsk

  7. Poor little socialist can't help herself but reach for some of the precious loot even before the people have been robbed. She's a thug in training.

  8. Why should Congress get a pay raise when they have not done anything for the people and our country…..no work, no pay, let alone a pay raise!!! Who do they think they are? Why even have a Congress if they don't or won't do the job they were sent to do, and any pay raise should be out of the question especially if we the tax payers are footing the bill for those raises………….NO WAY, JOSE!!! They have let us down big time, nothing has been done worth mentioning to their credit, and no, they deserve nothing in return, while America still suffers from their lack of responsibility to both country and our President!!! AOC can kiss that "extra money" good bye as we are not going to fund it for lazy and stupid so called "legislators". By the way, do they even put in full 8 hour days at their jobs, 5 days a week, and if so, how come nothing has been done except for the incessant mouths going off the deep end??? I honestly cannot believe that they even have the nerve to want to give themselves a pay raise…yes, IF they have done a great job, but they haven't, so NO to a pay raise!!!! AND A ROOKIE WHO SPEAKS SO MUCH OF NOTHING BUT RUBBISH, CERTAINLY DOES NOT DESERVE EVEN A PENNY IN RAISE IN HER FIRST YEAR!!!! Perhaps, we the people should make the rules for them, as they are working for us………..but they forgot that, didn't they???

  9. “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.”

    ― Benjamin Franklin

  10. Must be part of her green new deal. Take from the taxpayer and enrich herself. I like to refer to her as occasional kotex. If this woman had her brain cut in half she would be a quarter wit.

  11. Yes pay raises for doing absolutely nothing. Although Cow Farts Cortez did learn what a garbage disposal is, that's got to count for something.

  12. A. Schumer JUST got congress a Huge raise ( they did't deserve ) before or he would sign on to the 1.6 Trillion dollar bill …. B. you have to be smarter than a frozen hot dog before you can EARN more money and Cortez IS not C. ALL government wages should be CAPPED at the AVERAGE private sector Wage you are NOT there to become wealthy you are there to SERVE the people YOU WORK FOR THEM ….

  13. More pay? Shes a joke. NO PAY would be fair. No benefits either. Nothing, nada, zilch. Do you jobs and be legislators.

  14. What nerve she wants a raise! All she's in this for is the paycheck..They learn quick how to line their pockets with our hard earned money..I give her nothing!

  15. And what exactly has Congress done to deserve WE AMERICANS pay them more money??? They haven't done ANY work for the salaries they have been receiving since elected!!! All they do is to dilapidate our national financial resources, in stupid investigations and inquiries that nobody cares, about incidents that they made up themselves, and NEVER took place! Let's give them instead, the MIDDLE FINGER, to all these loafers and useless traitors!

  16. She wants socialism or equal pay for her supporters. But when it is about her own monetary interest, she is glad to go back on her principles. Typical politician.

  17. Diseases are exploding in Cali right now from human excrement all over San Francisco and Los Angeles. No raise while the country is at risk for multiple pandemics.

  18. "The U.S. capital has swapped top spots with Silicon Valley, according to recent Census Bureau figures, with the typicalhousehold in the Washington metro area earning $84,523 last year," Bloomberg reports. "The national median income for 2017 was $50,046."

  19. AOC will be out of a job in 2020 ! She talks politics like a Bar Tender…Oh wait…. she is a Bar Tender !!!!
    50,000 applicants were reviewed by AOC's handlers before she was chosen to become a mouth-peace for her handlers. And the criteria for choosing her is that she not be black…..Not from a privileged upbringing, and pretty so that the feeble entitled voters can be brainwashed by a New Green Deal which hides the enslavement of Agenda 21 !!!

    We are not fooled by AOC's handlers !!!!!
    THANKS FOR NOTHING AOC !!!!!!
    Remove AOC and ALL these ignorant DEMOCRAT WOMEN IN WHITE ON THW HILL who insult all USA Voters by protesting your sitting US President. Congress is no place for the women of ANTIFA !!!

    Venezuela was deceived by the same FAKE promises that these corrupt lying Democrats are promising.

    It was the Democrats who took the Monsanto Bribes and pushed the bad law that prevents Monsanto from being sued in court for permanently poisoning the microbiom of all USA Farmland soil. There is nothing GREEN about that !!!!!!!!!

    AOC is seeking the same ignorant feeble minds that the rest of the Treasonous Democrat Politicians are seeking to control…….those who want free stuff now – at the sacrifice of their Freedom in the future

    You Democrats have such a great line-up this year.
    1) Kamala the adulterer FOR PROFIT who supports genital mutilation of under age girls forced by Islamic Fathers.
    2) Pocahontas Warren who jumps to the front of the line as an American Indian
    3) The black guy "Booker" who runs out of meetings when the going gets tough.
    4) Sanders the socialist hidden communist and anti US Constitution.

    And all of them want to disarm and enslave American citizens and force our borders open to buy Democrat votes…along with Agenda 21, and Sanctuary Cities with no ICE Agents …..which attracts the Mexican Sinaloa Drug Cartel which is now the primary drug dealer in the USA thanks to the Democrat vote forcing our borders open and rewriting immigration policy to buy Democrat votes. This is nothing more than a coup attempt while risking the lives of US citizens !!!

    El chapo named Pelosi as one of his bribe money recipients.

    Yea, keep trying to figure out who should lead the treasonous Democrat party…. while Republicans take back the House and hold the White House in 2020 !!!!

    You are doing a great service to the USA. lol

    Greedy Dems have never been good at analyzing anything.

    That's why their position is so bad on this 2020 chess board.

    I guess all the wasted tax dollars that Democrats used for:

    1) Press-Gate
    2) Russian Collusion
    3) Kavanaugh Attacks
    4) And all the current Democrat litigation against every move your sitting US President makes…

    Somewhat back-fired on the Democrats.

    Maybe it is best that you use this time to plan for the 2024 elections…. because it seems to me as you Dems ……. have been screaming, crying, and fighting since Hillary (Snipers on the tarmac) Clinton fell down.

    And now all you can do is attempt to make the 2020 election a woman against Trump election. And look at all the ignorant women that are marching in droves…but when interviewed on the street, they know nothing.

    But it seem that the intellectual women who know about the Globalist Agenda to disarm and enslave are voting for Trump, and not the ignorant Democrat women on the street.

  20. Please, can the people in NY vote her out of office in the next election? She's a huge distraction to the political process.

  21. A first timer in congress aoc wants a pay rise well that speaks volumes on why she is there . She is not there for the people she is there for the bank balance . Get her out and send her back to serving drink .

  22. How much congresspeople are paid matters FAR less than the stupidity of
    allowing our representatives to make money on the side from ventures that have nothing to do
    with their governmental duties. This just invites corruption.

    IMO, ALL senators and congresspeople (plus governors and presidents) should be barred by law
    from earning money on the side while serving in government
    (except for earnings off writings and speeches
    *directly related to their government service*). PERIOD.

    If people in government want to make a lot of money, fine. Just get out of government
    and make your money in the private sector. Problem solved.

  23. You dems should be paid on commission. U pass laws to help Americans U get paid. Dems don't deserve s raise. Kotex is a scumbag. Noooooo raiseeeee. Give raise to American people. Not the freeloaders. ,

  24. You are all such LIARS and the idiots THAT FOLLOW YOU ARE AS DUMB AS ROCKS…..How do you nasty people sleep at night I guess great when you have no SOUL, MORALITY, OR BRAIN!

  25. Congress doesn't a da- pay raise NOW OR EVER but Veterans Seniors Retirees sure as he– deserve a raise that's for sure NOW President Trump don't let those discusting congress have a da- raise period help our Veterans Seniors Retirees instead

  26. More Money for a group of greedy lazy people REALLY. And in the background congress will take their kickback loopholes so more money in their pockets. She can’t live on 175 K, seriously how dumb do they think we are. They don’t deserve anything they actually deserve something a pay decrease, we need to stop paying for their cars, insurance, houses, apartments, medical, they’re 401(k)s their pensions they don’t deserve anything. As they don’t do any work.

  27. Dammit AOC is a fuckingbrain and rocket scientist all in one package!!!! Just listen to her .. The Chipmunks long lost 3rd cousin.. Alvin was smarter than this twit.

  28. Money for nothing, horseface wants to live big on other people’s money they had to scrape the bottom of the barrel to come up with this nutcase.

  29. Congress has obstructed President Trump and has not done their Job for the American people. Many Americans are endanger because Congress has not supporting Trump on building the boarder wall. NO PAY RAISE FOR CONGRESS

  30. and the AMERICAN PEOPLE, NOT illegals want a cost of living raise in social security. if the gov't wants seniors to get by, STOP giving OUR money to these FAT USELESS GREEDY LEECHES of society!!

  31. How in the world can anyone ask for a raise when you haven't done ANYTHING for America? More stupid in congress.

  32. America has been waiting forty years for immigration reform , Congress can have a raise when that is done , not before.

  33. AOC, you should be paid based on the number of jobs you created for Americans, how many did you create? Oh I remember minus as you lost Amazon. How many has President Trump created, more than you will ever know. So no AOC no pay raise for you, you get too much now.

  34. she wants a raise and she believes in socialism well i hope she shares her raise with her fellow congress or give some to minimum wage who needs it right? well either shes a snake that tries to manipulate people or shes just greedy or …you know she could be both

  35. Term limits please. In the real world a person is rewarded with a raise if they do a good job. A poor job is rewarded with a pink slip.

  36. AOC wouldn't get a raise in a average job, what makes her think she has already deserved a raise in the position many want to take back from her!
    Please announce your running for President AOC, we would love to hear your Views & Policies. Oh, we already have, you have none.

  37. hey Oklahoma Senator James Lankford, in just 3 minutes you sound a buzillion times better than the 25 or so Demo-commie morons running for their nomination. Think about it.

  38. Well, I want term limits!!!! Also, if you are not born in this country you should not be in federal government.

  39. Raise for Congress? I thought socialists were opposed to the 1% having 99% of the wealth. If anything, she should be asking for a reduced salary.

  40. They should not get a pay raise, they have not done any work. All they have done is lie about Donald Trump. Why don't they grow up and act like an adult. I am tired of the wicked children in the Federal Government. Vote them out of the Government. Vote for the good candidates this time. Take the time to find out who the good candidates are. Haven't you become tired of voting for the bad candidates. Democrats are bad!

  41. She just got ‘hired’. How can she get a raise so soon. I’m hoping she’ll get voted out in the next go round.

  42. members of Congress should make ONLY the MEDIUM income if the districts they represent. Like the private sector, the better job you do for your "customers", the more money you should earn. for Petes sake, they chose public service.

  43. The worthless employees get to vote for their own raise. Where else in the world does a employee get to decide they will get a raise. Who ever votes the increase needs to be voted out. Change the law so voters decide Congress pay.

  44. I'LL SET UP A GO FUND ME ACCOUNT, JUST TO GET AOC…OUT OF OFFICE,SHES STINKING UP THE JOINT!!!!! DONATIONS AMERICA?

  45. What has AOC done for America so Far? Well, she lost New York Lots of Amazon Jobs. She has flapped her gums a lot. She has gone to the Boarder and proclaimed that we have an Immigration Crisis. Yet, AOC Voted AGAINST a 4.6 Billion Dollar Immigration Humanitarian Aid Bill. So, AOC has done nothing but run her mouth, act a fool and has done nothing positive for America so far, but she wants a $4,500.00 raise even though her salary is currently that of the top 1% of American wage earners, and she wants tax payer to pay off her college student loans….. AOC 🌮Taco Loco.

  46. Listening to the interview with AOC she threatened that if she and Congress don't get the pay raise they will get the money some other way

  47. She said voting against pay raises but keeping insider trading and K Street wide open is not really voting against a pay raise. It is for optics only. She is right.

  48. And on Jun 15th, 2019, the congressional approval rating is 19% and here is AOC, demanding a raise who has likely done nothing so far much like the majority of Congress. She is either bold or stupid. I'm willing to bet fully on stupid.

  49. What? The queen of socialism wants more money for herself? I thought the point of socialism was that we all share equally……… Thanks for showing us all your true colors AOC.

  50. She wants a $15 minimum wage. If she’s so benevolent, she should work for $15/hour, right? Or keep $15/hour out of her wages and donate to rest. What’s the holdup, Donkey Teeth?

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