Yes, it appears that the freshman New York House member bids fair to become the Babe Ruth of Ethics Dunces, blowing away the previous record-holder for Ethics Dunce designations, Bill Clinton, and all other contenders. This is her second Ethics Dunce in a single day, something no other public figure has ever accomplished. Her first is here.
On December 22, the media darling issued successive tweets, signaling her virtue,
Next time we have a gov shutdown, Congressional salaries should be furloughed as well. It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision….(Spoiler alert: most members of Congress are already wealthy!) Speaking as a working class member-elect, I think it’s only fair. It would also cause members who actually depend on their salary to think twice about leadership and take a shutdown vote more seriously.
“I’ve gotta run!” Ocasio-Cortez told The Post when asked the question Thursday on Capitol Hill.
The Post also said Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesman failed to respond to numerous emails, texts and calls about the matter. The Hill reported that 37 lawmakers in Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, have refused salaries or are donating their pay to charities. Ocasio-Cortez’s name was not on the list.
This, of course, is rank stupidity as well as real hypocrisy, the concept that I pointed out in the previous post that Ocasio-Cortez does not comprehend. A public figure cannot make a sweeping statement like she did about “completely unacceptable behavior” and then engage in exactly that behavior once her integrity was on the line. At least, a public figure cannot do this unless she wants to be recognized as a posturing, insincere, untrustworthy and dishonest phony who can’t keep her feet out of her mouth.
Someone should explain to AOC that while it is true that you can fool some of the people all of the time, you won’t fool anyone behaving like thus.
Two more notes:
1. Nancy Pelosi had an estimated net worth of $100,643,521 in 2015, and surely has more now. She’s taking her salary.
2. President Trump doesn’t take a salary at all.
Sources: Tennessee Star