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Croissant-gate: Ocasio-Cortez outraged by inhumane cost of capitalist croissants at LaGuardia Airport

Croissant-gate: Ocasio-Cortez outraged by inhumane cost of capitalist croissants at LaGuardia Airport

Not to worry, when Socialists take over there will be no croissants.

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Monday, outraged (scream emoji and all) by croissant prices at LaGuardia airport, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez tweeted thusly:

For serving a croissant? Yes. Yes, I do think $15 is incredibly generous for putting a pastry in a bag.

Per usual, her point fell flat and was subjected to mockery internet-wide. The good folks at the Free Beacon noted that LaGuardia already has a $15 minimum wage in place and that croissants are much cheaper, should you venture to terminal C.

In reality, LaGuardia Airport in New York already has a $15 minimum wage. Andrew Kerr of the Daily Caller pointed out that LaGuardia has a higher minimum rate than the target number of most progressives. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved a $19 minimum wage for many LaGuardia workers in September 2018. According to the New York Times, it is “the highest minimum wage target set by any public agency in the country.”

Ocasio-Cortez did not need to drop seven dollars if she wanted a croissant, moreover. If she’s willing to accept pastries from Au Bon Pain in LaGuardia’s terminal C, she can get a croissant there for only $3.29, as the Washington Free Beacon confirmed in a phone call. In a separate call, a representative of Au Bon Pain in LaGuardia explained that the minimum wage is $15 per hour for some staff, $19 for airport workers in the new terminal.

When fact checked and found fibbing or fallacy-ing, be sure to throw your “Republicans hate babies and puppies” card and throw it often. This was her follow-up tweet:

The internet reaction was just as it should be:

This is a real consequence that hasn’t entered broad discussion — insisting on high wages for minimally skilled jobs severely undermines the work, education, and training of highly educated practitioners:


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“But I guess that idea [“it’s about the value of human worth”] is foreign to them since their policies threat people as disposable anyway”

From the Party of Abortion Without Apology, For Any Reason, For No Reason.

The hypocrisy is breath-taking, simply breath-taking.

JusticeDelivered | April 2, 2019 at 9:31 am

Who could argue that she should not have been aborted?

There’s something wrong between that girl’s ears.

Basic universal croissants. Get right on it, crazy eyes.

    Massinsanity in reply to locomotivebreath1901. | April 2, 2019 at 11:08 am

    I’d like mine chocolate please.

      UnCivilServant in reply to Massinsanity. | April 2, 2019 at 11:44 am

      I’m afraid the only option for the Basic Universal Coissant is the one designated by the subcommittee on pastry design approvals. After all, no one needs twenty-seven different kinds of pastry. It was ascertained that the fluffy pastry from was too 1%, and would not be acceptable indeed, the prevailing wage union labor made it cost prohibitive to run using the ‘non-proletarian’ design. The Basic Universal Coissant is a non-flaking hard tack. And to avoid having to get rid of anyone for underperformance, the design has been further simplified. There is no roll or curve, it is a simple triangle of hard tack.

      You are required to take one and only one per day.

        alaskabob in reply to UnCivilServant. | April 2, 2019 at 12:57 pm

        Jackie Gleason has a story of a poor couple… the husband ranted about all the news about cheese blintzes. He told his wife to make some. But she said they were too poor to buy the cheese and he said… well sawdust looks like cheese and she said they had no flour and he said .. well we have some left over wall paper paste. So she cooked up the blintzes and the husband tried one and said..

        “I don’t see what people see in cheese blintzes”.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Massinsanity. | April 2, 2019 at 1:38 pm

      Sandy OC is gonna pass a new Green Deal Law making a dozen Democrat Party Nuts mandatory with every croissant order………….

what do you expect, when you have to pay your employees 15 an hour soon to be 19 an hour, plus the cut the cities get for allowing you to sell your wares in the terminals

legacyrepublican | April 2, 2019 at 9:57 am

Croissants are best known for their flakey buttery crusts.

AOC is known for her flakey butt tweets.

Need I say more.

Since the croissant was also enjoyed by some as a reminder of the defeat of the Muslims in Europe (crescent and all) why would the Left even want one if there was even a faint islamophobic hint? Comedy and tragedy are Siamese twins. AO C would be comic relief if she didn’t represent the upcoming generation of ignorance…Gen-Dumb.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | April 2, 2019 at 9:59 am

Sandy can stuff it.

Don’t leave out the exorbitant lease fees and taxes for space in a government run airport

    Mac45 in reply to stl. | April 2, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Exactly. The real story here is not that the minimum wage has to be higher, but that this is a government sponsored monopoly serving a captive clientele. And, the government charges exorbitant rental fees for retail space at the airport.

    AOC made a stupid statement designed to be believed by stupid people. As H. L. Mencken once said: “No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.” Once people realize that virtually all politicians firmly believe that the common people are stupid, and evidence exist that this true because those same people elected the politician to office, then one simply ignores the statements of politicians.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to stl. | April 2, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Not to mention rules about bringing in your own stuff from the outside. Security Theater confiscates most or all of it.Then, unless you are going on a short flight, and soon, you are left to the mercies of the insane pricing.

So sick of this woman and her moonbattery. Unless she did an adult film. Then I might watch.

She should try making croissants, after which she might not find a $7 per price tag quite so outrageous. For starters, a good croissant takes most of a day. You need about a full pound of butter (unsalted, definitely not the store brand) for a dozen of them. You need a special cutter if you want to get them all perfectly even. It costs about $30. And we still haven’t talked about the cost of flour (hi gluten, more expensive than the stuff on the supermarket shelves), yeast, parchment paper, baking sheets, a stand mixer and of course the cost of running the oven.

And that is just baking them. I didn’t bother to mention packaging them, delivering them to the airport, stocking them on the shelves, the cost of rent where they are being sold, or the salaries of the salespeople & management of the venue.

I find it exceedingly hard to believe that this girl got a degree in economics of all things. From BU, cum laude (which isn’t really all that great an accomplishment – it is only a low B) no less!

    Massinsanity in reply to Granny. | April 2, 2019 at 11:09 am

    I get mine at Trader Joe’s. Open the box and stick them in the oven… yummy.

    alaskabob in reply to Granny. | April 2, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Baking croissants is peasant work to the New Elite. Also, not just any butter will do. Don’t forget the egg wash either.

    Considering the calories, croissants are right up there with sugary drinks… add more butter and jam and even Bloomberg will take notice.

      Granny in reply to alaskabob. | April 2, 2019 at 12:03 pm

      No Kidding! I know how to make croissants and puff pastry and do so maybe once a year. Give me a fat free bagel anytime. At least then I can eat two without feeling guilty over every mouthful.

        MajorWood in reply to Granny. | April 2, 2019 at 12:24 pm

        Or rice cakes, which are pretty good once you slather on some frosting. /s

        DaveGinOly in reply to Granny. | April 3, 2019 at 1:35 am

        I once went out with a girl whose mother took to eating reduced-calorie bread, with only 50% of the calories of regular bread. I could not make her understand that she was defeating the purpose of the bread by eating twice as much.

it’s about the value of human worth.

That’s only of interest if you’re trying to buy a human. Like on a slave market.

The value of human labor is what establishes wages. Even if all humans are defined to have the same value, the value of human labor obviously varies considerably.

Karl Marx understood this. Krazy-Kat should too.

A buyout of Ms. O-C’s government contract is only 11,400 croissants @ $15/croissant, or, equivalently, 87 bbls of Lea & Perrins @ $2000/ bbl.

For her educational benefit, without free, transparent exchanges supplying ratios, no efficient, Near-East sheikdown on the dromedaries/congressional ingenue rate is available. So, two camels showing up in her office next Monday with a Princess Grace-like offer will only serve to confuse her more. She won’t be able to calculate a rational to answer the question, “Should I stay, or should I go?”

Likely, PETA through the EPA and the USPS forbids such direct exchanges in camels, but, hi-ho, dilly dilly, free traders should Amazon her boxes of croissants and bottles of Worchesterschire till she cries, “No mas!”

Maybe if you don’t want to go hungry yet consider airport food too expensive you should pack a PB&J?

I realize she wants to come across as a justice warrior here, but, whining about overpriced airport food sounds like nothing so much as a spoiled brat complaining that the commercial world doesn’t always provide her with what she wants when she wants it at a price she finds attractive.

Of course, there’s always the socialist alternative: croissant vendors must comply with government wage-and-price controls. And perhaps mandating croissants cost ten cents (even if no one will actually supply them for that) is better than actually-available croissants that cost $7., for that way no one can buy them, and thus you need not envy those willing and able to pay the $7. to obtain one.

Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE ????

Get right on that

“I do all my grocery shopping at LaGuardia.. then a quick trip to Movies for a 13 dollar coke”


Why is this “economics major” (which she isn’t BTW, she received a degree in international relations with a concentration in economics) buying food at the airport anyway? Everybody knows airport food is ridiculously overpriced. Don’t want to spend $7 on a croissant or $13 for a coke or whatever? Then don’t. There are plenty of other, cheaper options. But that would require her to exercise some common sense and plan ahead, and we obviously can’t expect such behaviors from our government “leaders”!

    amatuerwrangler in reply to Observer. | April 2, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Why is she even at the airport? A place a large percentage of her constituents have most likely never been. Didn’t her Green New Deal call for the end to air and auto travel in favor of trains, and since she is located in New York and her “work” is in D.C. wouldn’t the train be the best, most consistent with ideology, means of making the trip.

And how much does a croissant cost in socialist Venezuela, which was run by her socialist idol, Hugo Chavez?

Oh, that’s right. You can’t get a croissant there, because they’re starving to death while sitting on the richest petroleum reserves on the planet. But I guess it’s OK because everyone is starving equally.

Abolish TSA and let people bring their own food.

Massinsanity | April 2, 2019 at 11:11 am

She is flying again? My gosh, now the world will end in 11 years 364 days and 23 hours and 52 minutes.

    Granny in reply to Massinsanity. | April 2, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Yeah, by the time that you add in security and all that jazz, you might as well take the train.

    Flying time is about 1 hour and 20 minutes, not counting taxiing, security, etc.

    Train time is about twice that but no security lines, taxiing of the plane, etc. So probably about the same. Not to mention that There is no $40 ride from the NYC airport into the city. You get off the train in the city.

Single/central-something or other undermines the free market mechanism for price determination. Also, an isolated market with insufficient competition will produce the same effect and distortion.

Stop giving her press

OleDirtyBarrister | April 2, 2019 at 1:16 pm

Someone should ask Donkeymouth in an interview how expensive the mixed drinks and appetizers that she served in NYC were.

DouglasJBender | April 2, 2019 at 1:26 pm

Do not croissant paths with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Though she’s flaky, she will eat you alive. And don’t even think about challenging Ilhan Omar. That would be like jumping from the frying-pan into the fire.

And Jesus would never say to them, “Well done, good and faithful servant”, because if He did, they would castigate Him for eating meat, and for misogynistic male privilege in commanding them to prepare His meal and serve it to Him.

A Piece or apiece?
I mean 7$ for a crumb is expensive.

Don’t even get her started on Muffins.

healthguyfsu | April 2, 2019 at 4:49 pm

Was she flying? Doesn’t sound very green new deal-esque to me!

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 2, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    She’s a Watermelon Environmentalist – Green on the thin skin outside, but 98% on the inside is Pure Communist RED!


Dear AOC, Don’t worry. Once you ban airplanes, the price of everything at LaGuardia will come down.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Diplomad. | April 2, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Including her…….

    Albigensian in reply to Diplomad. | April 2, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    I’m pretty sure LaGuardia still has a Marine Terminal.

    It was built before WWII to accommodate a type of aircraft known as a “flying boat,” which became obsolete after the War.

    But, the Terminal is still there. And if it once could accommodate flying boats, then presumably it could also accommodate non-flying boats as well. Or perhaps boats that remained in the water until they reached international waters?

    So, perhaps no relief from $7. croissants at LaGuardia.

Wonder what she was doing at the airport? Waiting for her ship to come in?

Don’t forget she has the moral high ground because she can’t be bothered to learn any facts.

    healthguyfsu in reply to 4fun. | April 2, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Facts are just the hateful tools of misogyny, so saith the default defenses of AOC.

Occasional Kotex (aka AOC) is completely unhinged.

Besides, the problem will be solved when there are no more airplanes and, therefore, no more airports.


What is AOC doing in an airport anyway???

Next she’ll be whining about the price of arugula at Whole Foods. But I can fix her croissant problem: Alex, just use Caracas airport instead of LaGuardia.

Unless Boston University is very different from Cornell or NYU, they have job fairs and offices of employment (whatever the PC name is now) to help students find jobs. Recruitment events. I very much doubt that Bronx bars recruit at BU.
So if she has 2 degrees, why coudn’t she find a better job? I would think that Wall Street would pay better than a Bronx bar. Even a Manhattan bar would pay better. What”s the catch?