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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decries ‘myth’ of low-paying jobs in emotional tweet

In an emotional outpouring, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared her feelings about graduating from waitress work to being a member of Congress — and railed against the stigma of low-paying jobs on Twitter.

“Going from waitressing a year ago to now carries a LOT of life-adjustments,” the Dem from New York tweeted Saturday. “But 3 paychecks in has shown me how 1 of the greatest scams in US is the idea that financial struggle is due to ‘poor character.’

“It’s a huge myth designed to keep people from empowering themselves.”

Back when the rookie Congresswoman was serving meals and clearing tables, “I used to jerk awake in the middle of sleep worried that I may have forgotten if a bill cleared, or if I had enough.”

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