Ilhan Omar has made a name for herself as one of the most radical left-wing members of Nancy Pelosi’s Congress.
But the Minnesota Democrat is also now a laughingstock across the internet.
After this exchange in a subcommittee, Omar got one awful surprise she never expected.
When she’s not busy pursuing her extreme anti-Semitic views, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is busy making a fool of herself in Congress.
This time, the Minnesota Democrat got schooled on some basic math that has the internet mocking her.
It all started when Omar began to push for an expansion of the federal minimum wage, a common policy point Democrats routinely advocate for.
“In 2017, the CEO of McDonald’s got paid $21.8 million. The median pay for a McDonald’s worker that year was $7,000. This is a moral outrage. We need a $15 minimum wage so that no one is paid a poverty wage,” Rep. Omar tweeted late last week.
There’s only one problem, Omar’s math doesn’t add up at all.
In the tweet, Omar included a clip of her speaking in Congress.
After stating the salary of McDonalds’ CEO in 2017, Omar asked a man speaking to her committee, who is an employee at McDonald’s, how much he made in 2017.
The man’s response was that he made $11 an hour.
“So the median pay of a McDonalds’ worker was $7,000 in 2017,” stated Omar.
Omar can’t do math apparently.
If a worker at McDonald’s is paid $11 dollars an hour and works 40 hours a week, they’ll make $440 a week. If they work full-time for an entire year, they’ll make $22,880, not $7,000.
Even if they worked fewer hours because of the cap Obamacare places on hourly workers who aren’t given health insurance, a worker making $11 an hour would take home $16,588 a year.
That’s more than twice the $7,000 figure that Rep. Omar claimed in her tweet and in Congress.
Not only can Omar not do basic math, but she also doesn’t seem to either care or understand where that medium pay number of $7,000 comes from.
The $7,000 figure comes from seasonal and part-time workers, many of whom are high school or college students who only work for a few weeks or months during the year.
Either Omar doesn’t understand any of this, or she’s simply taking this fact and skewing it in order to fit her narrative. It could be both.
Of course, Omar likely wouldn’t care even if someone pointed this out to her, as many did on social media when her remarks went public.
She’s just interested in scoring cheap political points with her far-left base, in order to build up support for a potential future run for statewide office in Minnesota.
To that end, if she has to take reality and mold it to fit her narrative, she will happily do so.
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