The New York Times report about President Trump’s tax returns and losses as a businessman from the mid-80s to the mid-90s have captured the imaginations of Democrats, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying to use the story to make some insinuations:
Wouldn’t you think someone who personally lost over a BILLION dollars (“more than nearly any other taxpayer in America”) be vulnerable to shady activity to get out of that hole?
If they became the most powerful public servant in America, wouldn’t you want to see their taxes? ? https://t.co/h22XNU1bl4
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 8, 2019
Forget who did what long before they were in office — many would rather scrutinize the rising incomes of some “public servants” while they’re in office:
All members of CONgress are vulnerable to shady lobbyists and should release tax records. We would like to know how so many of y'all become multi millionaires while in office.
— Ecklebob Chiselfritz (@RotNScoundrel) May 8, 2019
I think you’re reaching here. As a business man 45 played by the rules the very people trying to take him out set up. I think a better question is who leaked the copies and how are there so many millionaires in congress.
— IrritatedWoman (@irritatedwoman) May 8, 2019
Excellent suggestion! Oh, and AOC might also apply that concern to herself:
By that logic, aren’t you three times as vulnerable to shady activity? Hope you haven’t forgotten about amazon
— Adriano Ramirez (@LuxLumenL) May 8, 2019
We’ll wait for an answer to that one. #Crickets
I’d rather see the taxes of poor people that became rich politicians vs a rich man that became a politician.
— Chris Diedrick (@cdiedrick) May 8, 2019
Hey, why not put all the cards on the table?
I'd like to see the tax returns of those that became millionaires as a "public servant."
— Steven R. Salander (@ssaland) May 8, 2019
She just found out about garbage disposals yesterday and now she's an expert on real estate and taxes.
Actually, given the dodgy way she and her COS funded her 2018 campaign, she might know a thing or two about "shady activity." https://t.co/bTIaQnHrp2
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) May 8, 2019
I thought they banned the parody account?
— You the Sheeple (@FuTB12) May 8, 2019