We’ve already heard from Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez once on this today when she was shocked to find when she visited a “dive spot” in Washington, D.C., that several bartenders, managers, and servers currently worked in Senate and House offices. In other words, they had to take on second jobs just to work in Congress.

Looks like the talking point has gone out. Bloomberg’s Steven T. Dennis reports:

Why yes, yes it does. And yet, people will still take unpaid internships to pad their resumes and climb the ladder of Washington politics.

Of course, Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t done yet:

The income inequality is coming from inside the House!

Can you believe that guy?

Ocasio-Cortez seemed to think unpaid internships were the GOP’s fault, with the intent to make a statement about “fiscal responsibility,” but if she’s really going to fight for interns on the Hill to be paid a living wage, she’d better knock on a whole lot of Democrats’ offices as well. We’d be happy if members of Congress paid their interns out of their salary.

Just pay for it!


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