AOC mocked after arguing Denmark pays $22/hr for McDonalds workers and 6 weeks paid leave

Progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faced mockery after arguing $15/hr minimum wage is a “deep compromise” and arguing that in Denmark McDonald’s workers are paid $22/hr and given 6 weeks of paid leave.

AOC wrote:

It is utterly embarrassing that “pay people enough to live” is a stance that’s even up for debate.

Override the parliamentarian and raise the wage. McD’s workers in Denmark are paid $22/hr + 6 wks paid vacation. $15/hr is a deep compromise – a big one, considering the phase in.

Here are some of the responses AOC received on twitter.

David Harsanyi writes in the National Review “the most obvious problem with Ocasio-Cortez’s contention is that Denmark, like other Scandinavian nations, doesn’t have a statutory minimum wage. Industries and workers engage in sector-by-sector salary negotiations, which might well undermine intra-industry competition, but which is a much better idea than the flat national-wage floor being peddled by Democrats. So, this popular progressive talking point about Denmark’s miracle middle-class fast-food worker doesn’t make much sense to begin with.”