Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued that a record high for the Dow Jones industrial average underlined the problem of stagnant US wages.
In a tweet on Saturday, she highlighted the widening wealth gap between investors and salaried workers.
While the Dow surged about 22% in 2019, US average hourly earnings rose just 2.9%.
The Dow surged about 22% in 2019, but average hourly earnings, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, rose just 2.9%.
Stagnant US wages have puzzled many economists, given that unemployment has plunged to its lowest levels in more than 50 years.
President Donald Trump has frequently touted the rising US stock market as evidence of a booming economy and as a boon for all Americans.
"That's why stock prices can go up and normal people still won't feel any more secure about their future," she added. »