‘Socialist’ AOC takes up residence in a tower that doesn’t allow the poor.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told The New York Times in a story that she could afford an apartment in D.C. until her congressional salary kicked in. Now she’s living in a luxury complex whose owners do not offer affordable units under Washington, D.C.’s Affordable Dwelling Units program even though she campaigned affordable housing for everyone.
As she ran for Congress, @AOC pledged to expand affordable housing in low-income communities.
Her “Green New Deal” promises “safe, affordable, adequate housing” for all.
She now lives in one of D.C.’s most hip and expensive neighborhoods.https://t.co/xfvAZTJbmq
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 19, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., recently moved into a luxury apartment complex in Washington, D.C. that does not offer the affordable housing units that were a key plank in the New York congresswoman’s campaign platform.
Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who said in November that she was concerned about being able to afford rent in D.C., now earns a $174,000 annual salary and is living in a newly built high-rise in the city’s Navy Yard area, the Washington Free Beacon reported last week.
The freshman congresswoman, a self-described socialist, campaigned on a platform to expand affordable housing, and her controversial Green New Deal proposal promises “Safe, affordable, adequate housing” for all.
But Ocasio-Cortez’s new building — built by leading D.C. developer WC Smith — is part of a luxury complex whose owners specifically do not offer affordable units under Washington, D.C.’s Affordable Dwelling Units program. The Washington Examiner is not naming the building or complex. More
Ocasio-Cortez often blasted luxury real estate developers during her campaign: “We need to kick luxury real estate lobbyists to the curb and defend working people’s way of life. The skyrocketing cost of living is a national crisis that can be addressed. It’s not just an NYC issue – it’s happening in every U.S. metro area.”
Hey, at least she practices what she preaches. Those in the top socialism echelon get all the perks while everyone else greatly suffers.
#AOC Cortez, the perfect example of socialism at work. Do as I say, not as I do. While constituents in her borough worry about housing prices Cortez moves into luxury. Oppression at it’s best. https://t.co/21d4PAJcJg
— Political Bull Snot (@DNCLemmings) February 21, 2019