NEW YORK, NY – Tax authorities in the State of New York have increased fines that were assessed to AOC’s defunct children’s publishing house by 52% over nonpayment. The fine was first assessed in July of 2017.
AOC wants to raise taxes on us, but avoid paying them herself!
More hypocrisy from America’s least effective member of Congress. #FireAOC
AOC sees fines pile up for 5-year-old unpaid tax warrant | Washington Examiner https://t.co/5cGHT1Esg3
— Tina Forte for Congress (@TinaForteUSA) July 7, 2022
Democratic New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez owned a children’s focused publishing house which she founded in 2012.
At some point, AOC must have forgotten to pay corporate taxes in the amount of $1,618 in which the state wanted to collect five years ago. Now that the five years have passed, state authorities have increased her bill to a total of $2,461.
AOC’s business, Brook Avenue Press, went defunct and New York dissolved the company in October of 2016 according to state corporate tax records. A few months after the business was shuttered, the state came knocking for the remaining balance owed in corporate taxes shortly after she won her primary campaign against former Democratic Representative Joe Crowley.
While the word of the tax warrant and owed money should not be a surprise to her, AOC’s office told the New York Post in 2019 that she did not become aware of the issue until after she had been sworn into Congress. At that time, AOC promised that she would pay off the debt, something that has yet to happen.
NEW: New York state slapped a $1,618 tax warrant against AOC's defunct business, Brook Avenue Press, five years ago today.
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Then in May of 2020, Lauren Hitt, a spokeswoman for AOC, spoke to the New York Post that while the representative had promised to pay the bill the year prior, she apparently had decided to contest the tax warrant and it had not been resolved as of yet. Hitt noted in 2020:
“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 the state Tax Department has continued to collect the franchise tax in error…As anyone who’s tried to contest a tax bill in error knows, it takes time.”
Warrant for AOC Issued – Nasty Secret Exposed: 'Tax the Rich' Rep Refuses to Practice what She Preaches https://t.co/2SfwUYFs1U
While AOC may well be taking time to fight what she believes is unfair or unwarranted tax levies against her former business, she is keeping up her fight on raising the minimum wage regardless of inflation and increasing taxes while wearing clothing saying, “Tax The Rich.”
And no one should be surprised, after all, the designer of the very expensive dress, Aurora James, also has been the recipient of several tax warrants from the State of New York.
James’ business, the Cultural Brokerage Agency, has been accused of withholding almost $15,000 worth of taxes from paychecks of its employees between 2018 and 2019.
Because of this, in addition to the 15 total tax warrants the company has had since 2015, the Internal Revenue Service has also placed six different federal liens on the company for not paying enough money to their employees which is supposed to be taken out of their paychecks.
Study finds that media “darling” Ocasio-Cortez is one of the least effective members of Congress
The following article contains editorial content written by a retired police chief and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
WASHINGTON, DC- In other news, grass is green, and the sky is blue.
A recently released study has shown that psychotic U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is one of the least effective members of Congress, along with a couple of her fellow “squad” members, according to the New York Post.
Color us shocked.
Ocasio-Cortez, who spends most of her time on Twitter and Instagram and acting in the capacity of a drama queen made the survey published by the nonpartisan Center for Effective Lawmaking, which is a collaboration between Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia.
According to the survey, it showed that Ocasio-Cortez (we’ll call her AOC because she prefers the title of “Congresswoman”) introduced 21 bills which the Center called “substantive,” however that was basically the end of it.
Out of all 21 bills, not one received any action in committees, had no floor votes and none were ever signed into law based on data taken from Congress.gov.
According to Alan Wiseman, a Vanderbilt political scientist and co-director of the Center, he said AOC introduced a lot of bills but enjoyed little success.
“She introduced a lot of bills, but she was not successful at having them receive any sort of action in committee or beyond committee and if they can’t get through committee they cannot pass the House,” Wiseman told the Post.
Wiseman continued, “It’s clear that she was trying to get her legislative agenda moving and engage with the lawmaking process. But she wasn’t as successful as some other members were—even among [other] freshmen—at getting people to pay attention to her legislation.”
The Center reported that when examining the legislative effectiveness of all Democrats in the House, AOC was ranked 230 out of 240 Democrats—out of New York legislators, she picked up the rear—dead last.
According to the USA Today, the Center ranks legislators based on 15 different metrics, which include how many bills they sponsored, how far they progressed through Congress and how significant the bill is.
Craig Volden is the co-director of the Center, and he suggested that so-called “high-profile” lawmakers were less effective than “workhorse” colleagues because they tend to spend more time getting their face on television [our words, not his].
“We’ve found initial patterns that those more effective tent to be what we would call the workhorses rather than the show horses, and because of their policy focus, they’re less likely to be called upon by the media,” Volden told USA Today.
“We’ve kind of relatedly found that those who are called on by the media, that there tends to be more of an interest in talking about…politicking and personalities than there is in talking about policy and lawmaking.”
In other words, AOC spends more time getting her face on television than she does doing what she is paid for.
Among insiders in the House, AOC has failed to impress, with a number of them saying her over-handed approach is “alienating.”
“Tweeting is easy, governing is hard. You have to have friends. You need to understand the committee process, you need to be willing to make sacrifices,” one said. “Her first day in Congress…she decided to protest outside of Nancy Pelosi’s office.”
Yet another Democratic insider told the Post that “legislation was never her focus. It was media and narrative.”
This is hardly surprising, since for some reason leftist networks such as CNN and MSNBC have made AOC one of their “go-to’s” in Congress for all matters, despite the fact that she has established a record of cluelessness.
Of course, AOC isn’t the only media-sucking member of the “Squad” who has been a largely ineffective legislator.
Fellow far-left socialist squad member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) sponsored 33 bills which ended up on the cutting room floor, which earned her a slightly better ranking of 214th worst Democratic member of Congress.