The rent is too damn high!

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Socialist It-Girl Alexandria Occasionally-Confused revealed that she can’t afford rent in DC. And, horror of horrors, her $175K salary doesn’t kick in until after she is “inaugurated” (her word not mine) in January.

In an interview with her public relations firm (AKA the New York Times), Congresswoman-Elect Occasionally-Confused said:

[The transition will be] “very unusual, because I can’t really take a salary. I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real.”

I don’t know, Alexandria, how do you get an apartment?

Has she been living in the Bronx or under a rock?

How do you make it to the ripe age of 28 and not know that when you relocate for a job, you have to find a place to live?

I’m assuming she managed to find an apartment in the Bronx, right?

Or is she living in a hollowed-out tree trunk?

See, this is the problem I have with millennials. And it isn’t their fault. People continue to treat them like children even after they attend and graduate from college. And as a result, they find the day-to-day challenges of adulthood insurmountable.

Now, I get it. Washington DC is as expensive as hell.

Okay, Hell isn’t particularly expensive.

No, come to think of it, Hell is expensive. It costs you your soul. Then again, so does DC.

So I guess saying DC is as expensive as hell is probably a good way to put it.

Any old how. I’m getting off track.

She is right that moving to DC when you won’t get a salary for two months is hard.

But didn’t Ms. Occasionally-Confused take that into account back in February 2017 when she decided to challenge Joe Crowley for his seat?

Did it not occur to her that by running for Congress she would need to relocate to Washington DC and, in turn, find an apartment to rent?

Now, when folks kinda slammed her for her lack of long-term planning, Alexandria started making silly excuses.

Our “electoral system” isn’t prepared?

Honey, it sounds like you’re the one who isn’t prepared.

Our “electoral system.” Great Caesar’s ghost.

Frankly, I’m surprised she didn’t blame it on racism.

Or sexism.

Or misogyny.

Or Ben Shapiro.

Look, I get it. Moving, finding a place, adjusting your budget to allow for the delay in your salary kicking in – all these things are a challenge.

But that isn’t anybody’s fault – let alone the fault of our “electoral system.”

It’s what we on Planet Earth call “reality.”

These are the sorts of things all adults (who aren’t trust fund kids) have to contend with.

Welcome to the world of grown-ups, Alexandria!

I remember when I was about twenty-five pawning some of my possessions to afford a move. So what if I had go without a VCR and TV for a few months? I adjusted.

Whining about it is isn’t the smartest thing because you’re not the only person in the country that has to deal with these kinds of adjustments. And it isn’t exclusive to those who get elected to Congress.

All adults take what comes and do what’s needed.

That’s what being an independent adult is all about.

Shouldn’t your constituents expect you to be at the very least an independent adult?

We all have challenges, honey.

You voluntarily took on this challenge. You stepped up.

And now you’re going to complain that our “electoral system” has stacked the deck against you because you have to rent an apartment before your salary kicks in?

Good grief.

Take some responsibility.

As one Twitter user put it:

This has nothing to do with our “electoral system.” It’s just something every adult who relocates for a job has to contend with.

I’m not saying it’s not challenging. And I’m not saying she shouldn’t be frustrated about relocating to a city where the rent is too damn high.

But, honey. You need to develop a filter. Newspaper interviews aren’t therapy sessions. It isn’t necessary to give voice to every single thought that stomps through your head. You need to learn to hold some things back.

You are less than two months away from earning $175K a year plus platinum-level benefits and a lifetime pension.

How many of your constituents can say that?

And frankly? Alexandria shouldn’t be so surprised that those of us who struggle to make ends meet while still being able to have the forethought to budget and plan are rolling our eyes at her self-absorbed, tone-deaf complaints.

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13 thoughts on “The rent is too damn high!

  • November 9, 2018 at 4:03 pm
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    She should just start a go-fund-me campaign, I’m sure all the idiots who voted for her will be willing to help her out, she’s going to take their money anyway. Or, she could “just pay it”. Like she expects the nation to do for the stupid ideas she tries to get passed.

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  • November 9, 2018 at 5:03 pm
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    Remember her own words!…. “You just pay for it”

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  • November 9, 2018 at 5:34 pm
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    Watching her get ridiculed almost every time she opens her mouth just may be the silver lining to her election. She’ll have her seat a long time, until the next ambitious young telegenic communist upsets her.

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  • November 9, 2018 at 8:07 pm
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    That woman is a Post Turtle. Sitting on top of a fence post along the road of life. You see her there and you wonder how in the hell she ever got on top of that post. Someone must have put her up there. She damn sure couldn’t do it on her own. She can’t do anything productive up there, so what the hell good is she? You ask, is this a joke? A cruel joke of some kind. Vert dah Furk? She is a Post Turtle.

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    • November 10, 2018 at 8:52 am
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      Perfect. Post turtle. Ima going to use the heck out of that.

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  • November 9, 2018 at 10:33 pm
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    She is a socialist. Someone else is supposed to pay it for her. Now she can be a Bernie Sanders socialist. Very rich with some power.

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  • November 10, 2018 at 12:50 am
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    (don’t worry btw – we’re working it out!)

    Oh good, cause I was really starting to lose sleep over it.

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  • November 10, 2018 at 7:46 am
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    Perhaps she can do her weekends at Bernie’s……as well as her weekdays until then. Bernie won’t mind sharing, good socialist that he is!

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  • November 10, 2018 at 8:39 am
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    Well,maybe she could show the DC bartenders how to make a decent mojito.

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  • November 10, 2018 at 9:43 am
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    I would guess that the founders had hoped that a ‘citizen legislator’ would be a little more established as far as career and a place to live than Ms. Bartender. I bet pouring drinks really prepares you for the future.

    Obi Wan Kenobi: “The stupid is strong with this one!!”

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  • November 10, 2018 at 10:19 am
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    Her college majors were economics and international relations, wonder what her GPA was…

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  • November 10, 2018 at 11:22 am
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    Some congress critters have been known to sleep in their office on a cot. But who is she fooling? I’m sure her NPC bot army will create a GoFundMe campaign to raise enough to pay her first month’s rent and security deposit with cash left over so she can update her wardrobe.

    I only wish I had a sad tale so idiot people would raise a $100,000 on my behalf.

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  • November 11, 2018 at 4:47 pm
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    “What do you mean, broke – I still have a whole book of checks.”

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