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ClashQuiz: Gues How MUCH Socialist Ocasio-Cortez’ Outfit Cost – $49? $180? $3,500?

If NYT weren’t so busy reporting misleading stories about Nikki Haley’s curtains, maybe they would pick up on the hypocrisy of the budding Democrat Socialist Superstar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The New York Times, with their usual smug satisfaction, thought they’d scored with a ‘gotcha’ story implicating our take-no-prisoners Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley. We’ll have more to say about that at the end of this piece, but the takeaway from their article is that its fair game to judge a person’s character by their personal excesses.

I wonder if that same rule holds true for judging an avowed Socialist. (Sorry, that’s supposed to be ‘Democratic’ Socialist, as though that changes anything one iota.)

The Democrats’ budding new hard-left star met with some construction workers to show that she truly isn’t out-of-touch with the common man. Here’s Alexandria’s photo op:

The outfit Ocasio-Cortez is sporting costs a mere $3500 dollars. What, you may ask, is the average salary of a construction worker?

Average Construction Worker Yearly Salary in New York. Construction Workers earn an average yearly salary of $43,311. Salaries typically start from $22,498 and go up to $74,251. (source)

It isn’t clear whether those dollars are before or after taxes. Likely before taxes.

If you split 43K 12 ways, that number comes out to $3609 a month — total pay. That’s an AVERAGE salary, remember. Some will be higher, but some will also be lower.

And her outfit for this SINGLE PHOTO shoot costs basically one month’s total salary.

Isn’t that ‘defender of the little guy’ schtick just a little too ‘rich’? Not so long ago, she was slinging drinks at a bar. Now she’s dressed to the nines.

Tell us more about how your socialism will help the little guy.

Don’t forget to cite that Orwellian line about some people being more equal than others.

Here’s the cost breakdown:

Compare and contrast what you read above to that already-discredited Nikki Haley piece in the NYT.

They led with the following title:
Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701

Fifty-two large is a lot of cash to blow on curtains, right? Some would call it a reckless use of taxpayer dollars? And that NYT piece paints her as being indulgent and out-of-touch, doesn’t it?

It sure did.

Right up until the moment they were forced to print a retraction.

Here’s the REVISED NYT title, and the editor’s note inserted as the lead paragraph:

State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Residence of U.N. Envoy

Editors’ Note: September 14, 2018

An earlier version of this article and headline created an unfair impression about who was responsible for the purchase in question. While Nikki R. Haley is the current ambassador to the United Nations, the decision on leasing the ambassador’s residence and purchasing the curtains was made during the Obama administration, according to current and former officials. The article should not have focused on Ms. Haley, nor should a picture of her have been used. The article and headline have now been edited to reflect those concerns, and the picture has been removed.


Wes Walker

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