Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's campaign paid $1,500 fine to NY state


Freshman lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped a hammer on Joe Lieberman on Thursday, after the onetime Democratic vice presidential candidate said he feared her brand of high-tax socialism could doom the party's chances for long-term dominance in Congress.

Melissa Stewart, a state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman, told the Daily News that the Ocasio-Cortez campaign coverage lasted from March 31 to April 30 previous year and it already paid the fine.

Stewart says the coverage is "vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries".

The failure to provide workers' compensation coverage lasted one month, as noted by Stewart, but that was enough for fellow Democrats to voice concern over the report and critics of the young rep to highlight the lack of coverage as evidence of "hypocrisy".

Democratic House members are trying to rein in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Politico is reporting.

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"This is basic stuff, especially if you hold yourself out to be the champion of workers", added the Democrat. "She doesn't understand how the place works yet". "It's unbelievable", Proud said.

And she is expected to loudly advocate for Democratic primary campaigns against some of the middle-of-the-road members of her own party in Congress. Ocasio-Cortez's plan would start applying the 70 per cent rate after the first $10 million.

The New York democratic socialist would be a thorn in the side of Wall Street, which has seen its regulatory burden lowered since Donald Trump became president. For example, during a recent "60 Minutes" interview, she explained that being "morally right" is more important than being factually accurate.

They point to her hiring of two former organizers from the progressive group Justice Democrats, which helped get her elected, and a November conference call in which she urged, "all Americans know money in politics is a huge problem, but unfortunately the way that we fix it is by demanding that our incumbents give it up or by running fierce campaigns ourselves".