Ocasio-Cortez campaign fined for not providing worker’s compensation coverage

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Learning early that laws are for the little people.

From Fox News: The campaign of rookie U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has been fined by the state for not providing workers’ compensation coverage for a month last year.

The failure to provide the coverage to campaign staff is particularly awkward for Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist who rose to stardom after unseating top Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley with a campaign theme of improving conditions for the working class.

“The employer did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid,” state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart told the New York Daily News. “This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries,” she added.

Republicans jumped on the revelations, telling the newspaper that the episode reveals “hypocrisy at its finest” by Ocasio-Cortez.

The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law. It’s unbelievable,” said state GOP spokeswoman Jessica Proud.

This isn’t the first time the congresswoman’s pro-working class credentials have been called into question.
She remains under scrutiny after avoiding answering questions on whether she will follow through with her own advice to fellow lawmakers to “have some integrity” and forgo their paychecks during the partial government shutdown.

Last year, Ocasio-Cortez was also mocked after lamenting the shuttering of a coffee shop in New York, even though it closed its doors thanks to the wage hike in the state – a policy that she supports. “The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors,” she wrote in a tweet. “I’m a normal, working person who chose to run for office, because I believe we can have a better future.”

The owners blamed the minimum wage hike for the closure. “The rents are very high and now the minimum wage is going up and we have a huge number of employees,” Charles Milite told the New York Post last month. Around 150 people lost their jobs as a result of the closure of the coffee shop.

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11 responses to “Ocasio-Cortez campaign fined for not providing worker’s compensation coverage

  1. A young walking dead, fresh out of college and is dumb as goose poop. Honey, you put your hands on my bank account or my wallet, I will cut your hands and tongue off and put them where the sun doesn’t shine.

    O’vomit tried that and it didn’t work. Sweet heart get a world map and I will show you were ALL the socialists/communist countries are located.
    Pic one of your choice and I will drive you to the airport. Just be sure that the gate doesn’t hit you in your ignorant butt as you board the plane.

     
  2. Blahblablah, MAGPIE Ocasio-Cortez is the laughingstock of her party, he’s ignored by communist Bernie Sanders, Nasty Nancy and ugly Chucky.

     
  3. Good lord! How did this woman (?) get elected ? I think there should be a recount. (stuffed ballot box ?) She fits right in with the Dems though.

     
  4. She’s a “ringer”. The fact that they would even run someone like this shows how much respect they have for our country:

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ek9wBke_snY/XDAdUZRUkWI/AAAAAAADTWw/wxo9BO-xxx0x0PK0Ppfw2M2yKFJBmNKpACLcBGAs/s1600/COMMUNISM%2B%252820%2529.jpg

     
  5. Most Marxist politicians, when they see you in need, will give you shirt off someone else’s back.

     
  6. Along with this ingnoramous Socialist dingbat, I’m quite happy that Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff, good old Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi and a few others, are out in front of the Demorat party, ranting and raving, obstructing, and filing impeachment papers without backing, spouting off absurdities. Pelosi’s party is out of control and going “over the top,” as is she in response. She can’t handle her far left, and neither can she manage her response in public or legislatively to her “new” party. In contrast, Middle America isn’t amused and can’t be fooled into voting to hand over their paychecks/their children’s/ grandchildren’s futures to this Demorat politbureau. I am concerned, however, with the millenials who get their news from soundbites and late night “comedy” talk shows (including my own kids) . OTOH….here’s only hoping that they SOMEDAY have their own paychecks (maybe even move out of mom and dad’s house/garage/basement—my kids are gone and have always earned their ways, so I have hope that they don’t/never had both feet into this millenial pool) and still think it’s a great idea to hand over those paychecks to the likes of AOC and Bernie. Hopefully, I’ll be in my dotage and already living on my retirement and downsized….and these bozo politicians can collect from their admiring millenial worshippers and pass not only the money around…but the buck, too. Pretty sure, as all socialism goes…even Obamacare….both will wear thin almost immediately. Those who work only to have it taken away, will stop working & expect their own handouts, and those who receive, will revolt against the resultant waning public alms. Bernie and Schiff and Pelosi and many others, will be dead by then, and AOC will be turned out, like her prototype, Hillary, and will write a book to justify her past, and wander the country on book tours until it’s clear no one is interested anymore in her 15 minutes of fame. Pretty please, I’d like to put this post in a time capsule to see, in a decade or so, how close I am to predicting the future.

     
  7. Those eyes look like black holes, sucking in everything, light, logic, reason, and even souls.

     

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