Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left New York voters scratching their heads this week; claiming “solidarity” with the Big Apple’s yellow cab drivers despite her staff routinely using Uber and other taxi alternatives.
Cortez lamented the plight of the city’s taxi drivers on social media last March following a string of suicides, writing “Yellow cab drivers are in financial ruin due to the unregulated expansion of Uber. What was a living wage job now pays under minimum.”
NYC's fourth driver suicide. Yellow cab drivers are in financial ruin due to the unregulated expansion of Uber. What was a living wage job now pays under minimum.
– to call Uber drivers what they are: EMPLOYEES, not contractors
– Fed jobs guarantee
– Prep for automation https://t.co/FjfapJV2ni
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) March 21, 2018
New documents released by the Federal Election Commission show between April and late June her campaign staff spent approximately $4,000 on Uber; an estimated 160 rides. All of the journeys took place in California.
The FEC has yet to release statistics for July and August.
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