How wonderful it is to be a Congresswoman!
How do you get into a $30,000-a-ticket gala on a Congresswoman’s salary?
Well, Alexandria O’Crazy-O-Cortez solved that problem by accepting free tickets to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recent exhibition of conspicuous consumption. She has since been made the subject of an ethics complaint (https://nypost.com/2021/09/14/aoc-gets-ethics-complaint-for-accepting-free-met-gala-tickets/).
And how do you afford at $30,000 gown for the occasion, on a Congresswoman’s salary?
Do like O’Crazy-O: “Dress is borrowed!” she explained.
I believe the part about the free tickets. Members of Congress are always scrounging freebies.
I don’t believe the borrowed dress. Like, how would we know if she ever gave it back? She didn’t say borrowed from whom. “Hey, cuz, I got a little party I’m goin’ to on Thursday night–d’ya think I could borrow that ‘Tax the Rich’ dress of yours?” “What, this ole thing? It cost me $30,000 and I think I only wore it once. Of course you can borrow it!”
Rich Congresswomen can live with sky-high taxes… when they’re getting everything for free.
The rest of us don’t have that luxury.