After Chase Bank tweeted a “motivational” tweet hinting that people should skip their coffee runs in order to save money for more important things, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quickly fired back at the bank, accusing them of shifting the issue’s focus and trying to present it in the wrong light.
Here is the tweet that rubbed AOC the wrong way: "You: why is my balance so low. Bank account: make coffee at home. Bank account: eat the food that's already in the fridge. Bank account: you don't need a cab, it's only three blocks. You: I guess we'll never know. Bank account: seriously? #Monday Motivation.'"
The politician pointed out that people buying the occasional coffee hardly have the same impact on their bank accounts as the actions of the rich controlling the job market tend to, and has mocked the tweet in her own posts on the social media platform.
She wrote: "You: Why is my balance so low? Economists: Bc working Americans haven't gotten a raise in 30 years despite unprecedented growth & living costs have exploded. Chase: Maybe if you skipped that Dunkin on April 22nd you'd be able to afford your RX meds. That's how that works right."
It did not take long for her tweets to gain traction, with many people reposting it and expressing their agreement with Ocasio-Cortez.
The social media operators for Chase Bank have not made any further posts, although this is typical in cases like these, as the bank obviously wants to minimize any further fallout from the incident.
In fact, they went as far as to delete the original tweet completely, although they did not offer any apology to the public or an explanation about the intended meaning of the message.
With that in mind, many have decided to interpret it for themselves, reading the unmistakable “hidden” message in there -- “don’t be poor.”
This is not the first time similar money-saving “tips” have been mocked for their lack of efficiency recently, as it seems like many people have started to express their growing frustration with an apparent lack of control over the way the system works.
Meanwhile, Chase Bank has resumed its regular social media activity.
Do you think AOC is wrong to jump on these hot topics, yes or no?