Tags San Francisco Chronicle Twitter Lyft Uber Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Elizabeth Warren Bernie Sanders Kamala Harris Barbara Boxer California gig economy View the discussion thread. I can freely use airplanes, Uber, and my own horseless carriage without criticism because I've not maligned or called for the elimination of airplanes, ride sharing or private cars. The same cannot be said for socialist Barbie, the lovely and graciously bug-eyed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has advocated for the extinction of airplanes.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) came out in support of striking Uber and Lyft drivers on Wednesday and asked her followers to boycott the rideshare companies, but campaign finance records show her team spent nearly $2,000 on rides through them in just three months.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) came out in support of striking Uber and Lyft drivers on Wednesday and asked her followers to boycott the rideshare companies, but campaign finance records show her team spent nearly $2,000 on rides through them in just three months. The boycott call from the New York socialist comes as. HYPOCRISY EXPOSED: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Chose Uber and Lyft Over Mass TransportationJetted Around U.S. To Support Fellow Dems Climate scam alarmists are experts at demanding other people make drastic changes in their lifestyles, warning that if they don’t take immediate action, the.
The boycott call from the New York socialist comes as drivers for the two companies went on strike to protest for higher wages. One of the biggest protest sites is in Ocasio-Cortez's district in New York City, which has been ground zero in the fight between rideshare and traditional taxi services.
Ocasio-Cortez asked her supporters through social media to participate in a one-day boycott of both Uber and Lyft, calling it a 'small but big way you can help all the drivers you've met get paid more to feed their families.'
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Your Direct Action for today: Don’t take an Uber or Lyft just for the day. (Just today! Cabs are fine! You can do it!)
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It’s a small but big way you can help all the drivers you’ve met get paid more to feed their families + support themselves. https://t.co/oaQZsYqukV
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 8, 2019
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The striking drivers complain that the rideshare companies are taking too large of a cut of their fares. They also say they are given little job security by the services, which can terminate drivers immediately.
Campaign finance records show that Ocasio-Cortez and her team have been avid users of both services, spending $1,402.39 on Lyft rides and $490.56 on Uber rides in the first three months of 2019 alone.
During her election last year, the Ocasio-Cortez campaign spent a total of $16,235.71 on rides from the two companies.
The companies have come under fire from politicians such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) for paying out large salaries to executives while the drivers struggle to put food on the table.
'The greed has got to end,' Sanders said.
The Sanders presidential campaign has made six disbursements to Lyft this cycle, and none to Uber.
Since declaring her candidacy in May 2017, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign heavily relied on those combustible-engine cars — even though a subway station was just 138 feet from her Elmhurst campaign office.
Free 3 reel slots games for fun only. 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.
Most politicians when confronted with examples of their hypocrisy would be contrite, beg forgiveness, and promise to do better in the future.
AOC? Not so much.
Cortez responded on Twitter, arguing that 'living in the world as it is isn't an argument against working towards a better future.'
“I also fly & use A/C,' Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy.”
That's the same argument used by socialists the world over. It's what the communists told peasants when questioned about their luxurious autos and dachas on the Black Sea. 'Things will get better in the future, but for now, this is what you got so make the most of it.'
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Ocasio-Cortez is not concerned about looking like a hypocrite because she knows most of the media are never going to call her out on it. So she can brag about flying and using air conditioning because she's a darling of the national press. They will run interference for her, shielding her from criticism and charges of hypocrisy.
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The refrain, 'If a Republican had said it..' is useless because if the press didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all.