Alexandria Ocasio Cortez makes no bones about it. She wants to raise taxes on the rich. They, after all, can afford it, and she plans on stripping them of their wealth so she can fund her “Green New Deal”, which essentially destroys America.
But she doesn’t want to pay her own taxes!
Apparently, AOC has some tax issues. Back in 2012, she founded Brook Avenue Press, a publishing concern. Their goal was to seek out artists of all types and get them to write, sing about, and paint children’s stories to help improve the lives of those kids living in the Bronx. The effort was met with a lot of enthusiasm at first, but petered out. By October, 2016, just some four years after the business started, AOC decided to pull the plug on the fledgling (and mostly unsuccessful) business venture. But she forgot to file a return for that year. Oops! She ended up owing over $1,600!
Well, that $1,600 has now matured thanks to penalties and interests to over $2,000. AOC is contesting the amount thinking that because she closed the business in October, she shouldn’t have to pay taxes for that year. So much for what a degree in Business Relations and Economics gets you from Boston University!
So, while Ocasio Cortez rails about the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, the amount of money she owes the state of New York continues to grow. And she becomes, yet another Democrat from the Empire State that has tax problems. Does the name Charlie Rangle ring a bell? He happens to be the guy that was Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee. That means that he was the guy that was in charge of writing the tax code…and he had to resign the Chairmanship from that committee because he violated the tax code that he himself wrote.
In Ocasio Cortez’ case, it’s not a fact that she’s becoming wealthy…yet. In fact, her savings account is about $7,000, even though she’s pulling in about $174,000 a year from her salary. She’s certainly worth more than other 30 years olds who can usually boast savings of about $2,400 on average.
One of the things we can all hope for is that next month, her chief competitor in the Democrat primary, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, can top her and we can end this AOC Escapade once and for all!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!