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:

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.


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.

Man. Is there anything AOC doesn’t suck at?

That’s … AOC.



Oh man … there’s more:

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.