(NewsReady.com) – Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is in the line of fire again. She still hasn’t paid her back taxes, but she’s demanding other people pay more. The freshman representative recently tweeted a sarcastic suggestion that there should be “some public fund billionaires could pay into,” a clear reference to income tax.
If only there were some public fund billionaires could pay into along with everyone else that helps fund our infrastructure, hospitals, and public systems all at once.
It could even be a modest % of what they earn every year. We could have an agency collect it and everything https://t.co/g0vI45xnYG
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 13, 2020
However, unfortunately for AOC, it’s a matter of public record that she hasn’t paid a bill for $2,088.78. The IRS has been trying to get her to settle this debt since 2013. It goes back to a radical publishing company AOC founded in 2012. The state of New York dissolved the company, Brook Avenue Press, in 2016.
After the dissolution of the company, New York officials issued a warrant against AOC for payment of $1,618.36 in tax. Since then, the bill has accrued over $400 in interest and fines – but AOC is still refusing to pay it. She says it was issued in error because the business closed years ago; the state tax department says they know that, and the bill is for taxes that were due years ago.
Now AOC is facing criticism for demanding that others “pay their fair share” while trying to duck out of paying her own.
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