«Seven dollars apiece!»: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized for compare prices on croissant at LaGuardia airport with the minimum wage

A member of the house of representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez once again drew attention when he compared the cost of a croissant in LaGuardia airport with a minimum wage that pay employees hourly.

«The croissants in LaGuardia give SEVEN DOLLARS FOR a PIECE. However, some people think that the cost of an hour personal, dedicated person at $15 it’s too expensive,» wrote Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter.

Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE 😱

Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive??

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 1, 2019

According to the U.S. Department of labor, Federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour and hasn’t been updated since July 24, 2009. While most States have their own higher minimum wage, Congresswoman supports mandatory minimum wage in the nation at $15.

However, social media users were quick to point out young’s policy that the cost of confectionery products in the airport, it seems, has little relationship to the problem.

«12 croissants from WALMART for $3,98! Is America not great???» — the journalist wrote dzheril bir.

The USA Today columnist Christian Schneider had an argument about this situation: «You can not buy it.»

«Is the food at the airport! Everything is worth several times more expensive. There are variables such as overheads such as high rents and limited ability to maintain competitive prices. The sad thing is that AOC has a degree in Economics. She knows it,» wrote a nurse of intensive therapy will Hronsek.

Others wrote that Ocasio-Cortez is simply engaged in self-promotion. She reacted to the attacks of enemies.

«The Republican party sees every tweet so seriously — wrote Ocasio-Cortez in response to the charges . — This is not an argument against the cost of a croissant — we are talking about the value of human dignity. But I think that the idea is alien to them because their political course considers men disposable.»

In December, a month before the oath, Ocasio-Cortez, accused other lawmakers that they too little pay to employees of Congress. In February it announced that none of its employees will not receive less than $52 thousand a Little later, the Democrat from new York, criticized the President’s daughter Ivanka trump, who said that a guaranteed minimum is not needed for most Americans.