Lukas Mikelionis reports at Fox News:
New York Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez portrays herself as "a normal, working person," but one of her positions may have helped 150 people lose their jobs.
After enduring mockery for declaring Sunday that a walk in a national park was an example of democratic socialism, Ocasio-Cortez lamented Monday the shutting down of an iconic New York coffee shop that closed mostly due to a higher minimum wage -- which Ocasio-Cortez supported.
"The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors. I swung by today to say hi one last time, and kid around with friends like old times," the congressional candidate reminisced on Twitter. "I'm a normal, working person who chose to run for office, because I believe we can have a better future."
"The Coffee Shop in Union Square, which became especially famous after regularly appearing on HBO's 'Sex and the City,' will close down this fall after nearly 28 years in business," Fox continues. "Co-owner and President Charles Milite announced the decision to shut the doors to its 150 employees last month.
"But unlike what Ocasio-Cortez wants you to believe about the closing down," Fox reports, "it wasn't the result of greedy capitalists trying to squeeze the workers, but rather government regulations that forced the company to go bust."
"The times have changed in our industry," Milite told the NYPost, according to Fox. "The rents are very high and now the minimum wage is going up and we have a huge number of employees."