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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by TheHill.com:

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) announced this week that no one on her staff would make less than $52,000 a year, a move aimed at championing a “living wage.”

The progressive firebrand’s policy creates an unheard of salary for young House staffers in Washington, D.C., where the average rent is more than $2,000 a month, Roll Call reported Friday.

The article goes on to state the following:

“It’s likely one of the highest entry-level salaries on the Hill,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “We pinch pennies elsewhere, but it’s worth every dime to pay a living wage.”

Ocasio-Cortez has been hit with backlash on Twitter, with several people reminding her she is spending taxpayer money. It was also noted that her salary is $174,000 per year, and one Twitter user suggested it would only be fair if she would take $52,000 per year instead, to even things out.

Another Twitter user reminded Ocasio-Cortez that the 25,000 Amazon jobs would have paid an average of $150,000 per year.

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