Roll out the red carpet, Princess Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has finished her day at work. She wants you to know that, like, working all the time is, like, hard and stuff. Almost sounds like one of those career thingies. How many of you have one of those? What hashtag do you use to whine about it online?
Here we have AOC complaining about "working all the time" pic.twitter.com/MHtMz80DhS
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 14, 2019
“The thing they don’t tell you about working in Congress, if you do what you’re supposed to do, you’re working all the time. Which means you don’t have time to set up your life. So I spent weeks sleeping on an air mattress, and I don’t own a chair. So I’m gonna try to do that.”
The sound you hear is a chorus of tiny violins, playing louder and louder over the sound of my rolling eyes.
Working “all the time” comes standard when one has a career or when one is trying to advance to a new career while still trying to pay the bills with the first. Working “all the time” is part of what the kids call #adulting. Working “all the time” is what many Americans do every day, some every day of the week. We call it “working.” We call it “being responsible.” We call it normal life, and most of us have partaken in this normal life for years and will continue partaking in it for years to come. Without sympathy from millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram.
But the adorable congresswoman from New York seems to have just stumbled upon the notion of “working all the time.” She is, I’ll remind you, one year away from being thirty. An age many of us would agree is no longer a “young” adult but a full-blown adult who should have a handle on his or her life. Many of us by thirty have moved or changed jobs. We usually have things set up two months into the job. AOC? She doesn’t even have a chair. She wears this inability to get her own life in order as some kind of badge of honor.
This woman, who can’t get her own life setup and needs you to know how challenging her life is crimping her personal decor style, is working in government, trying to enact policy which alters your life. Watch EXPOSED: Top 4 Takeaways of the Green New Deal.
As a side note, I’m curious how she’ll spend her salary after putting in all these hours. Will AOC write the IRS a giant check, giving 60%, 80% of her earnings to the precious federal government as she’d have the rest of us do?