So far playing the socialism car is working out pretty well for freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
As first reported by The Washington Examiner AOC is roughing it in her new high rise building with a studio apartment starting at $2,000 per month.
Ocasio-Cortez before taking office was complaining about how she was broke, and couldn’t afford housing in Washington, D.C. Apparently that changed quickly.
Ocasio-Cortez, commonly referred to as “AOC,” repeatedly criticized luxury real estate developers during her campaign, claiming that their buildings hiked up rent prices and pushed low-income residents out of their neighborhoods.
“We need to kick luxury real estate lobbyists to the curb and defend working people’s way of life,” Ocasio-Cortez said last March. “Skyrocketing cost of living is a national crisis that CAN be addressed. It’s not just an NYC issue – it’s happening in every US metro area.”
Apartments in the building currently start at $1,840 per month for a 440 square foot studio, and range up to $5,200 for a three-bedroom. The average rent in Washington D.C. is $1,340 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,550 for a two-bedroom, according to the most recent Apartment List.
So much for worrying about the little guy, eh AOC?