After leaving a congressional hearing on homelessness, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez saw homeless people lined up along the hallway. She tweeted a picture of the line and that she asked her staff if they were there for a demonstration.
“No,” they said. “Lobbyists pay the homeless + others to hold their place so they can get in 1st.”
On the one hand, this is exploiting the homeless and preventing people from getting into hearings who don't have hours to wait in line or the money to pay someone to wait for them; on the other hand... not a bad way to make a couple bucks?
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