Whatever happened to paying one’s fair share?
The New York Post is reporting Saturday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who likes to be called just Cortez, still hasn’t paid an outstanding tax lien from 2012 left over from a failed business venture.
— New York Post (@nypost) March 23, 2019
If true, will she blame the conservative media that is obsessed with her for bringing it to light or maybe go with the angle that a conservative paper just can’t handle a strong woman and has to put her down?
Brook Avenue Press, a company set up in the Bronx to publish books about city children, owes $1,877.56 in unpaid corporate taxes.
The state slapped the company with a warrant on July 6, 2017, two months after Ocasio-Cortez announced her candidacy to run against Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley for the district that encompasses parts of Queens and The Bronx.
Public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016, which can happen when a business fails to pay corporate taxes or file a return.
A spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, who has called for sweeping tax hikes on the rich, told The Post two weeks ago that the taxes would be paid right away.
But they haven’t been paid right away. Doesn’t she know what a poor school district could do with $1,877.56?
I guess @AOC should start by paying her fair share uh?
— Mrs.White (@BlondeNY) March 23, 2019
@aoc pay your fair share
— Brandon (@brandon_blue1) March 23, 2019
— g19 (@doubleGs19) March 23, 2019
Desperately looking for my "shocked" face.
— ? Trish or Julie? ? (@wtffiles) March 23, 2019
Why would anyone be surprised that a socialist is a tax evader?
— Brooks (@Brooks_the_Lab) March 23, 2019
Let’s see her tax returns!!
— HarkDawg25 (@HarkDawg25) March 23, 2019
But of course. Taxes are for the little people, not for those who fancy themselves better than the rest of us.
— Nobody Special (@TastyKAR) March 23, 2019
Following the Rev Al Sharpton business model I see.
1. Attorney's fees are going to be a lot more than the money she owes for the delinquent tax.
2. She now has a lovely salary. File a tax lien against her and get the money she owes.
— Lynne Pence (@lynnepence) March 23, 2019
What is it with Dems not paying taxes?
Cortez joins ranks of Dem tax avoiders…
Democrats love taxes they just don’t want to pay them ?
— Pray Always???? (@erotao) March 23, 2019
As business owner @AOC came out in support of a bill that would provide tax deductions for business startup costs arguing that taxes directly impacted your business profits. She now rails against such laws that cut taxes for businesses like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Hypocrite!
— Matthew Newgarden (@newgar) March 23, 2019
Typical do as I say, not as I do liberal
— Me (@mdeemdee) March 23, 2019
"failed business venture"
the least surprising part of the headline.
— Some random thoughts (@someideasnstuff) March 23, 2019
‘High Swamp Score’: Looks like AOC’s got some serious ‘splaining to do regarding her campaign finances https://t.co/IyvrV30efB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 5, 2019