Meet the 28-Year-Old Former Bartender Who Became the Youngest Congresswoman Ever

Ocasio-Cortez grew up in a working class family in the Bronx. Her father ran his own small business and her Puerto Rican mother cleaned houses. Wanting to give their daughter more opportunities than Bronx public schools could offer, they sent her to a public school 40 minutes north of their home, according to her campaign website.

Leaving the Bronx every day to get a quality education was a wake up call for Ocasio-Cortez, who realized that “the zip code a child was born in determined much of their destiny,” her website says.

http://time.com/money/5323399/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-career/

Oh, wait... :shocked:

Except Ocasio-Cortez isn't quite the blue-collar champion she's branding herself as. Breitbart's Josh Caplan is out with a "fact check" on the Democratic Socialist's background - only to find she grew up in one of the richest counties in the United States.

Around the age of five, Alexandria’s architect father Sergio Ocasio moved the family from the “planned community” of Parkchester in the Bronx to a home in Yorktown Heights, a wealthy suburb in Westchester County. The New York Times describes her childhood home as “a modest two-bedroom house on a quiet street.” In a 1999 profile of the area, when Ocasio-Cortez would have been ten years old, the Times lauded Yorktown Heights’ “diversity of housing in a scenic setting” – complete with two golf courses.

The paper quoted Linda Cooper, the town supervisor, describing Yorktown as ”a folksy area where people can come, kick off their shoes, wander around, sit in a cafe, listen to a concert in the park, or go to the theater.”

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Westchester County – which the Washington Post, in a glowing profile on Ocasio-Cortez, describes as only “middle class” – ranks #8 in the nation for the counties with the “highest average incomes among the wealthiest one percent of residents.” According to the Economic Policy Institute, the county’s average annual income of the top one percent is a staggering $4,326,049.

Yorktown Heights, specifically, offers a sharp contrast from Bronx living. According to USA.com, the town’s population is 81 percent white, and median household income is $96,413 – nearly double the average for both New York state and the nation, according to data from 2010-2014.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-29/girl-bronx-ocasio-cortez-called-out-fact-check-actually-grew-wealthy-enclave
 

Gilligan

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Yorktown Heights, specifically, offers a sharp contrast from Bronx living. According to USA.com, the town’s population is 81 percent white, and median household income is $96,413 – nearly double the average for both New York state and the nation, according to data from 2010-2014.
And just a bit south and within easy drive to Donald J. Trump State Park. :lmao:
 

vraiblonde

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She's a fraud and a turd they've been furiously polishing. She can't fight for the little guy if she's a 1%er. She has to wear designer duds and a professional manicure to claim she lives paycheck to paycheck and can't afford to get an apartment in DC.
 

Gilligan

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She's a fraud and a turd they've been furiously polishing. .
Say...I just experienced a very strong sense of deja vu....

There once was this young "articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy" from Chicago, with zero experience at doing anything constructive..
 
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Monello

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Say...I just experienced a very strong sense of deja vu....

There once was this young "articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy" from Chicago, with zero experience at doing anything constructive..
And after 8 years of OJT, the constructive label still eluded him.
 
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