Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezPressure grows to remove Boebert from committees Kevin McCarthy is hostage to the GOP's 'exotic wing' Hospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan MORE (D-N.Y.) responded Tuesday to criticism from Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpBiden celebrates start of Hanukkah Meadows comes under growing Jan. 6 panel spotlight Tucker Carlson rips Graham over report he told officers to shoot Jan. 6 rioters MORE by suggesting Trump's daughter learned about working "for tips & hourly wages ... 2nd-hand."
"As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life, instead of having to learn about it 2nd-hand, I can tell you that most people want to be paid enough to live," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, with a link to reports of Ivanka Trump slamming Ocasio-Cortez earlier in the day.
"A living wage isn’t a gift, it’s a right. Workers are often paid far less than the value they create," she continued.
As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life, instead of having to learn about it 2nd-hand, I can tell you that most people want to be paid enough to live.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 26, 2019
A living wage isn’t a gift, it’s a right. Workers are often paid far less than the value they create. https://t.co/P5FsQuhCTW
Imagine attacking a Jobs Guarantee by saying ‘people prefer to earn money.’— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 26, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the "Green New Deal" earlier this month. The climate change resolution seeks to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions while also creating millions of jobs. The resolution includes a universal jobs guarantee.
Ivanka Trump, responding to the Green New Deal proposal, said in an interview set to air Sunday on Fox News that she doesn't think most Americans "want to be given something" and added that she believes "people want to work for what they get."
“So, I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want. They want the ability to be able to secure a job. They want the ability to live in a country where there’s the potential for upward mobility,” Trump added.
Trump clarified later on Tuesday that she supports a minimum wage, but not "a minimum guarantee for people 'unwilling to work.' "
No I did not. I support a minimum wage. I do not however believe in a minimum guarantee for people “unwilling to work” which was the question asked of me. https://t.co/NTzw8Bimaj— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 26, 2019
Guaranteed pay for those unwilling to work appeared as a proposal in a fact sheet that Ocasio-Cortez's office said was released in error and does not appear in the Green New Deal proposal introduced in the House.