Ocasio-Cortez visits former employer (which just went out of business because of policies she supports)

Ocasio-Cortez visits former employer (which just went out of business because of policies she supports)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Democracy Now! video screen grab)

[Ed. – Clueless]

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited a restaurant that she used to work at in New York City on Monday on its final day in business, closing largely because of policies supported by the 28-year-old bartender-turned-politician.

Ocasio-Cortez’s former employer, The Coffee Shop in Union Square, has shut down after a 28-year run due to high rent and an ever-increasing minimum wage — a policy that Ocasio-Cortez strongly supports.

“The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “I swung by today to say hi one last time, and kid around with friends like old times.”

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“The rents are very high and now the minimum wage is going up and we have a huge number of employees,” The Coffee Shop co-owner and president Charles Milite said in a July interview with the New York Post. “The times have changed in our industry.”

The restaurant employed 150 workers who now are without a job, but that didn’t stop Ocasio-Cortez from making the event about herself.

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