$29K Is How Much AOC Spent On Rides To Her Office Which Is ONE Minute Away From A Subway

Written by K. Walker on March 4, 2019

Somebody isn’t practicing what she’s preaching and she doesn’t like it if you call her out on it.

The New York Post reported that despite Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claims that we need the Green New Deal to fight climate change or the world will end in 12 years, she chooses rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft to chauffeur her around rather than taking public transit.

AOC has compared the ‘war’ against a global increase of 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius over the next hundred years as ‘our World War II’.

But, unlike the soldiers that went to Europe putting their very lives on the line to fight against the Nazi regime, AOC isn’t keen on the battle she claims she’s fighting touching her own comfort and convenience. She’s settling into the hypocritical swamp rather nicely in her new swank digs in D.C.

It’s only her living the high life that’s new — her hypocrisy is old hat, apparently.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY) has pushed the ‘Green New Deal’ a laughably inane policy document that proposes to eliminate all fossil fuel use within 10 years by relying on things like light rail transit. She’s since ramped up the rhetoric by saying that scientists are in agreement that dealing with the climate in the future is going to be hard and that it’s a legitimate question to ponder whether or not to have children.

For someone who takes the end of the world as we know it so seriously, she’s pretty comfortable with the behaviors that she demands that other people change. We’re supposed to listen to her, because she’s the boss.

Despite her campaign office located just a quick walk from the subway, FEC records show that she spent quite a lot of cash on ridesharing.

Since declaring her candidacy in May 2017, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign heavily relied on those combustion-engine cars — even though a subway station was just 138 feet from her Elmhurst campaign office.

She listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services, federal filings show. The campaign had 505 Uber expenses alone.

In all, Ocasio-Cortez spent $29,365.70 on those emissions-spewing vehicles, along with car and van rentals — even though her Queens HQ was a one-minute walk to the 7 train.

The campaign shelled out only $8,335.41 on 52 MetroCard transactions.

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But it wasn’t just her use of cars in NYC that was a problem. Her Green New Deal FAQs that mysteriously went missing (after being mocked online) also called for increased reliance on high-speed rail lines that would make airline travel ‘unnecessary’ within the next 10 years. [AOC’s office has said that the FAQ document that was posted was a draft, but no final draft has yet replaced the one that was removed.] After defeating incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley, the newly-famous Ocasio-Cortez was jetting around the country attempting to help other Democrats in their races. Note that wasn’t ‘Amtraking’ around.

…her campaign embraced the friendly skies, logging 66 airline transactions costing $25,174.54 during campaign season.

The Democratic firebrand or her staff took Amtrak far less — only 18 times — despite high-speed rail being the cornerstone of her save-the-world strategy.

Most of the flights came after her primary win gave her superstar status and Ocasio-Cortez spent weeks jetting around the country, burning fuel to support her fellow Dems.

That despite her ultimate goal of building “high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary” — part of her Green New Deal mentioned in an FAQ she posted to her official website. She later called the air travel reference a mistake. The resolution now before Congress doesn’t mention air travel.

Source: New York Post

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The NY Post seems to have hit a nerve because the Freshman Democrat hit back on Twitter by saying that she’s just ‘living in the world’ and not a hypocrite.

For someone who doesn’t care that the Post is drawing attention to her massive carbon footprint, she sure is doing a lot of damage control.

The Post also noted that another New York member of Congress that won in November, Rep. Max Rose(D-NY) who won the 11th Congressional District, spent nearly five times less on car services despite his district being twice the size of AOC’s 14th Congressional District, with a total of just $6,091.29. Rose’s district has ‘limited transit options’ according to the Post, as well as a$17 Verrazzano Bridge toll, and yet, the campaign spent only $737 more than AOC’s campaign on gas and tolls.

Occasional-Cortex’s defense that she’s just ‘living in the world’ fails to acknowledge that she could have made different choices that align better with her worldview. The subway exists in the real world, as does Amtrak. The thing that she’s not acknowledging is that when given the option, many people will choose to use the alternative to public transit. That’s why she’s advocating for the elimination of choice.

Remember, she’s the boss.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll