Ocasio-Cortez campaign fined by feds

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has been fined by the state for not providing workers' compensation coverage for a month past year.

"The employer did not have the required workers' compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid", state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart said.

"This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries", Stewart said.

The New York legislator has vowed to take on the industry that makes up the corporate backbone for much of her constituency.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, who is extremely active on social media, has yet to respond to the embarrassing report. But others believe Ocasio-Cortez is tweeting her way to an ineffectual career if she continues to treat her own party as the enemy.

Politico reported on the effort to rein in Ocasio-Cortez, described by some 20 Democrat lawmakers and aides as "part carrot, part stick: Some lawmakers with ties to Ocasio-Cortez are hoping to coax her into using her star power to unite Democrats and turn her fire on Republicans". "She doesn't understand how the place works yet". "We have now over 100 new members of this freshman class".

In a comparison that Ocasio-Cortez would surely hate, politicos have pointed out that the NY rep. has "Trumpian" tendencies. Ocasio-Cortez's plan would start applying the 70 per cent rate after the first $10 million. For example, during a recent "60 Minutes" interview, she explained that being "morally right" is more important than being factually accurate.

Her new chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, told supporters during a November conference call that 'we gotta primary folks'. "She's gotten a lot of attention because she's different".

From left, new members of Congress Yvette Clarke, Nydia Velazquez, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Carolyn Maloney and Grace Meng stand for a photograph outside the U.S. Capitol.

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