Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez uses pricey croissants to criticize opponents of $15 minimum wage

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used her shock over a pricey croissant to call for a fair minimum wage Monday on Twitter.

“Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE,” the Democrat tweeted from the New York airport.

“Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive??” she continued.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet later that morning.

“Oh the humanity!  Here’s the answer: government-mandated FREE CROISSANTS FOR ALL.  And we’ll just force the bakers to give all of their time for free. #SocialistLogic #AprilFools,” he wrote.

However, she had previously clarified in a second tweet that she wasn’t trying to make a point about the cost of the pastry.

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“GOP taking every tweet so earnestly, making my point for me. It’s not an argument against the price of a croissant - it’s about the value of human worth,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.

“But I guess that idea is foreign to them since their policies treat people as disposable anyway,” she added.

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In February, the congresswoman tweeted that she would be paying everyone on her staff “a living wage.”

“Leadership starts with our choices. That’s why I decided that no one on my staff will make less than $52k/year,” she wrote. “It’s likely one of the highest entry-level salaries on the Hill. We pinch pennies elsewhere, but it’s worth every dime to pay a living wage.”