While a lot of attention has been focused on Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s brainfarts and ruminations and they have provided a lot of entertainment, on the whole I think Ocasio-Cortez is so enamored of her own voice and her own uniqueness that she is marginalizing herself with her own caucus. Nancy Pelosi, for instance, dismissed the Green New Deal nonsense, Mazie Hirono wondered aloud how reducing air travel would work out for Hawaii, and Ocasio Cortez has been left of some committees, like “climate change,” which would have given her a platform.
But Ocasio Cortez is not alone among Democrat freshmen in the House who are not very bright. Take for instance Minnesota Ilhan Omar. Omar is a vicious anti-Semite of the type would would find at an “alt right” rally, there are strong indications that she engaged in a fraudulent marriage with someone who is rumored to be her brother (but all cultures are equal, no?), and she’s a f***ing idiot.
This video was released by Omar’s office yesterday. It is from a bizarro world theater piece put on by the Democrat controlled House Education and Labor Committee called “Gradually Raising the Minimum Wage to $15: Good for Workers, Good for Businesses, and Good for the Economy.” Here Omar is talking with a witness, Mr. Terrence Wise, a McDonald’s shift manager from Independence, Missouri.
In 2017, the CEO of McDonalds got paid $21.8 million.
The median pay for a McDonald's worker that year was $7,000.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) February 7, 2019
In the video Wise says he makes $11/hour. Nationwide, the average hourly wage is $9 for McDonald’s workers. I’d be the last to say that $9/hr, about $19K/year, is good money but working at McDonald’s as a line worker should not be a career aspiration. But focus on two other things. She says that the average employee working, as she says, a “40-hour day,” makes $7,000/year. This is imbecility. First and foremost, most of the McDonald’s workforce is part-time because a part-time employee doesn’t require the same benefits as a full-time worker. Secondly, comparing the CEO salary to that of a store employee is stupid if for no other reason that most McDonalds’s are owned by franchisees who pay whatever the market bears. Assuming she misspoke about the 40-hour day, and that is by no means certain given the other things she routinely says, there is no way possible that a full time worker earns only $7,000/year.
Omar is rapidly establishing herself as an idiot. Her bigotry will eventually become so noxious that even the Democrats will notice. The only question is if the people who voted this cretin into office are any smarter than she is.
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