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Ocasio-Cortez Uses Expensive Croissants to Call for Fair Wages

Democratic socialist was shocked, shocked at the price of food at the airport — and immediately turned the argument against the Right

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) used her shock over a pricey croissant to call for a fair minimum wage on Monday on Twitter.

“Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE,” the Democrat tweeted from the New York airport.

“Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive??” she continued.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet later that morning.

“Oh the humanity! Here’s the answer: government-mandated FREE CROISSANTS FOR ALL. And we’ll just force the bakers to give all of their time for free. #SocialistLogic #AprilFools,” Cruz wrote.

However, she had previously clarified in a second tweet that she wasn’t trying to make a point about the cost of the pastry.

“GOP taking every tweet so earnestly, making my point for me. It’s not an argument against the price of a croissant — it’s about the value of human worth,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.

“But I guess that idea is foreign to them since their policies treat people as disposable anyway,” she added.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has introduced an unusual office policy that no one on her staff will make less than $52,000 a year.

In February, the congresswoman tweeted that she would be paying everyone on her staff “a living wage.”

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“Leadership starts with our choices. That’s why I decided that no one on my staff will make less than $52k/year,” she wrote.

“It’s likely one of the highest entry-level salaries on the Hill. We pinch pennies elsewhere, but it’s worth every dime to pay a living wage.”

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