July 07, 2018

The Hunt for Red Ocasio-Cortez: Rich White Liberal

Dana Mathewson sends this our way courtesy of Urgen Agenda

From the Daily Caller:
" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the upstart Democratic Socialist who shocked the political world in the June primary when she defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley of New York, once advocated for tax cuts when she was running a business of her own, uncovered news reports from 2012 reveal.

Ocasio-Cortez, 28, is a dues-paying member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), an organization that calls for the abolishment of capitalism and argues that "private corporate property is not only wrong, but also nonsensical.” Her campaign platform calls for instituting a single-payer health care system, a federal jobs guarantee and housing as a human right, radical and expensive policies she says will be funded through raising taxes on corporations and high-income Americans.

But Ocasio-Cortez appeared to have a different outlook on capitalism and taxes in 2012 when she was running a business of her own, Brook Avenue Press, an incorporated publishing firm for children’s books set in the Bronx. As a business owner, she came out in support of a bill that would provide tax deductions for business start-up costs, arguing that taxes directly impacted her business profits.

"You don’t really make a profit in your first year,” Ocasio-Cortez told the now-defunct DNAinfo when she was 22. "To get taxed on top of that is a real whammy.”

Ocasio-Cortez was then a member of the Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator, a city-sponsored business hub that attracted dozens of entrepreneurs trying to get their businesses off the ground.

"You see a huge return on your investment here,” Ocasio-Cortez told the New York Daily News of her involvement with the Business Incubator. "People pay $500 an hour for consulting that we get for free by the water cooler.”

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My-oh-my; our little Red October Ocasio-Cortez seems to be a devoted capitalist when she isn't being a Marxist brigade leader. It must be nice to live in a world devoid of any duty to consistency.

Just another rich white liberal pretending to be Comrad Strelnikoff.

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