As Twitchy told you, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused the GOP of treating “people as disposable” and not valuing people’s “human worth” because croissants at LaGuardia cost $7. According to AOC, pricey airport croissants are all the proof we need that human worth works out to be at least $15 an hour.
Well, it should come as no surprise to you that, in addition to just being wrong about minimum wage on an economic level, she’s also wrong on a practical level:
Doesn’t NY already have a $15 min wage & NY airports have like a $19 minimum wage?
— Wendy Reese (@WendyR76) April 1, 2019
As a matter of fact, workers at LaGuardia — and at other New York airports — are already making $15 an hour and are on their way to $19 an hour.
— Andrew Kerr (@AndrewKerrNC) April 1, 2019
The minimum wage at LaGuardia Airport is not $15 per hour, it’s $19 per hour https://t.co/c90KCjoaZy
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 1, 2019
The minimum wage for LaGuardia workers will increase to $19/ hour within the next five years and they already make $15/hour https://t.co/SXTbFxnMTQ
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) April 1, 2019
Update. The minimum wage for workers at LaGuardia IS, in fact, GOING UP to $19 per hour, and that includes the wages of food and third party vendor workers, but its scheduled for incremental increases through 2023. Sooo, technically, AOC's complaint was already addressed. https://t.co/MugPznJMa1
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) April 1, 2019
On Thursday, the campaign ended in victory for as many as 40,000 airport workers who are now on a path to earning at least $19 an hour, the highest minimum wage target set by any public agency in the country. The pay increase, which was approved unanimously by the commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will raise the wages of tens of thousands of workers over the next five years.
It will go well beyond the $15 minimum hourly wage that several cities have enacted and that New York State will adopt as the base wage for many workers at the end of the year. And it may add impetus to union-led campaigns to reverse the widening gap in incomes between rich and poor Americans even amid a robust economy.
The vote by the Port Authority board came after several months of deliberation and years of pleading and pressure from unionized airport workers. The airlines that contract with the companies that employ many of the workers also complained about raising wages, arguing that such a move could ultimately force them to pass along the costs to travelers.
“Such a move could ultimately force them to pass along the costs to travelers” … in the form of, say, $7 croissants.
Maybe the $19 minimum wage at La Guardia is the reason the croissant costs so much?
— Paul (@pjb438) April 1, 2019
It’s now going to $19 an hour. For someone to simply hand you that soon to be $12 croissant. It’s about simple economics.
— Robert (@RRangel4JC) April 1, 2019
Minimum wage at La Guardia is $19 an hour. Maybe that’s why their croissants cost so much.
You are actually making the point of what will happen if minimum wage goes up.
— Eric Recla (@EricRecla) April 1, 2019
Man. Is there anything AOC doesn’t suck at?
Holy sh*t! Really?
Good lord, that’s ridiculous! https://t.co/olzQewSqpQ
— The eyes of Fred are upon you (@fredontwittur) April 1, 2019
That’s … AOC.
LaGuardia increased minimum wage to $19 per hour in 2018, which is exactly why you & millions of other people are paying SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE.
And guess what, soon you will buy that piece from a machine.
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) April 1, 2019
Oh man … there’s more:
NEW: Croissants are available in LaGuardia for $3.29, half of @AOC's reported $7. They're also already paying the $15-19 minimum wage. You're welcome, internet. via @FreeBeacon https://t.co/VoSXPmyBLb
— Mikhael Smits (@mikhaelsmits) April 1, 2019
So she can’t even be bothered to actually check the prices of things before complaining about them. She really is the gift that keeps on giving.