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.”

“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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