Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hiding something in her taxes that could end her career
Democrats made a big to do about Donald Trump not releasing his tax returns.
But one of their rising stars is the one with the tax problem.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hiding something in her taxes that could end her career.
The New York Post has aggressively reported on the scandals and misdeeds of freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez, who has called for a “wealth tax” and other punitive measures to raise taxes on the so-called “rich” to make them pay “their fair share,” is the only one not pulling her own weight.
It turns out Ocasio-Cortez has not paid a seven-year-old tax debt related to a book publishing venture she founded back in 2012.
The New York Post reported that, “AOC had founded Brook Avenue Press, a publishing house that sought designers, artists and writers from urban areas to help paint The Bronx in a positive way in children’s stories, in 2012.
“As The Post previously reported, public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016. The state can make such a move when a business fails to pay corporate taxes or file a return.
“The state Tax Department then filed a warrant against her now-defunct business on July 6, 2017, over a $1,618.36 unpaid bill.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s spokeswoman Lauren Hitt disputed that Ocasio-Cortez owed any back taxes.
“The congresswoman is still in the process of contesting the tax warrant. The business has been closed for several years now, and so we believe that the state Tax Department has continued to collect the franchise tax in error,” Hitt told The Post.
“As anyone who’s tried to contest a tax bill in error knows, it takes time,” Hitt also stated.
Ocasio-Cortez is facing a well-funded primary challenger.
Polls have also showed that Ocasio-Cortez is not wildly popular in New York.
And Ocasio-Cortez demanding everyone one play by one set of rules while she gets to ignore them could be a career killer.