Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested Thursday that Congressional salaries should be furloughed during government shutdowns.
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.
Have some integrity. https://t.co/BgueNNjf0f
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 22, 2018
The government went into a partial shutdown amid a battle between President Trump and Democrats over the border wall. The President decided not to sign a spending bill that did not include 5$ billion for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
This decision is affecting more than 420,000 federal workers, who will continue working without pay.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who will join Congress as a representative for NY-14 said on Twitter that the demand for $5.7 billion for border security is “a waste.”
For the wall’s $5.7 billion, every child in America could have access to Universal Pre-K.
Yet when we propose the SAME $, we’re told Universal Edu is a “fantasy”& asked “how are you going to pay for it”
Education is an investment in society that yields returns.
Walls are waste. https://t.co/fs0nvq6LJq
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 21, 2018