"Not Something Most People Want": Ivanka Trump On Guaranteed Minimum Wage

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"Imagine attacking a jobs guarantee by saying "people prefer to earn money", Ocasio-Cortez later tweeted.

Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman lawmaker from NY, is pushing the Green New Deal - a statement of goals and doesn't make specific policy proposals, nor does it specify how it would pay for its ambitious plans. "So, I think this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want".

"I don't think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something", Trump told Fox News Channel's Steve Hilton.

Jobs situation today. It's odd that Ocasio-Cortez's radical environmental plan would spill over to guaranteed jobs and wages for people who might not want to work.

He said: "Not 'should I have children, ' which is an individual choice, everybody can choose what they want, but 'is it okay?,' that's putting a moral lens on it. They want the ability to live in a country where there's potential for upward mobility".

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has dismissed criticism that she has proposed unrealistic and unfeasible proposals, stating it would remain better to be "morally right" than "precisely, factually, and semantically correct".

The lawmaker argued that productivity among American workers has grown over the years - but pay hasn't.




Ivanka also used Twitter to discuss the issue but did not criticize Ocasio-Cortez directly but instead criticized a news story that said she was challenging Ocasio-Cortez's minimum wage platform.

"It does concern me that there's even a way to defend the question she's asking", she said.

Some 55 percent of registered voters said they would support raising the federal minimum wage to $15, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released in January.

Ocasio-Cortez was sworn in as a U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district on January 3.

"We can send a message to the bigots and billionaires that this country belongs to all of us", she said in an apparent swipe at President Donald Trump.

"When you look at the words that he uses ... when you look at how he reacted to the Charlottesville incident, where neo-Nazis murdered a woman, versus how he manufactures crises like immigrants seeking legal refuge on our borders, it's night and day", Ocasio-Cortez explained to correspondent Anderson Cooper.

Both frequently use their Instagram accounts to communicate but Ivanka Trump leads in followers with 4.7 million compared to Ocasio-Cortez's 2.5 million.

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