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Rep-Elect Ocasio-Cortez proves Mark Twain's quip
« on: December 07, 2018, 09:56:18 AM »
December 7, 2018
Rep-Elect Ocasio-Cortez proves Mark Twain's quip
By Geoffrey P. Hunt

Newly minted Dem congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez once more validated Mark Twain’s (Puddin’head Wilson) quip, “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.”

Numerous reports have accompanied O-C’s tweet whereby she will pay her interns $15 an hour.

In the lexicon of idioms, O-C is courageously “offering sleeves from her vest”.

Unless she will pay interns out of her own pocket, her virtue-mongering would easily fit within a Congressional budget allotted to each member of Congress approximately $1.3 mil, while sacrificing nothing.

Personnel expenses for each member -- salaries and stipends -- allowed by Congressional rules are pegged at $945,000, with office expenses and travel/communications/security comprising the remainder. Any U.S. House rep can spend the $1.3 mil in any manner he/she chooses, but full-time staff headcount cannot exceed 18.

Ergo, O-C can pay interns $100 an hour or more, while reducing salaries for full timers, or leave full-time slots empty, or reduce non-personnel expense allowances, as long as she stays within the $1.3 mil.  A degree in economics or politics isn’t necessary to figure that out.

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Re: Rep-Elect Ocasio-Cortez proves Mark Twain's quip
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 03:50:46 PM »
You'd think with all her mistakes and idiotic quotes that by this time, she'd try to learn some facts about government and how it works.
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Re: Rep-Elect Ocasio-Cortez proves Mark Twain's quip
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 03:55:31 PM »
You'd think with all her mistakes and idiotic quotes that by this time, she'd try to learn some facts about government and how it works.

Santa is giving her the School House Rock DVD Boxed set for Christmas so she can bone up on on "laws" and "Bills" and the "Constitution". 
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Re: Rep-Elect Ocasio-Cortez proves Mark Twain's quip
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 03:57:05 PM »
Santa is giving her the School House Rock DVD Boxed set for Christmas so she can bone up on on "laws" and "Bills" and the "Constitution".

So cool! :silly:
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Re: Rep-Elect Ocasio-Cortez proves Mark Twain's quip
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 07:55:09 PM »
Santa is giving her the School House Rock DVD Boxed set for Christmas so she can bone up on on "laws" and "Bills" and the "Constitution".
@The Ghost

Did you see this Babylon Bee article?

https://babylonbee.com/news/aides-force-ocasio-cortez-to-watch-entire-run-of-schoolhouse-rock
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