AOC Supports Watertight IRS Enforcement On YOU … But Blows Off Financial Disclosure Rules?

Written by Wes Walker on August 25, 2022

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For someone with such an authoritarian willingness to punish the noncompliant, AOC sure has racked up a lot of ethics infractions in a very short amount of time.

It’s not just her, either. Several members of her so-called ‘Squad’ have faced scrutiny over Congressional ethics violations, including violations concerning financial disclosures.

Rules For We…

Her original Chief-of-Staff got canned because he got caught running finance money into a company said to be specifically designed for the purpose of turning legit financial money into the untraceable ‘dark money’ she likes to criticize others for using. AOC’s Campaign Finance Nightmare: $1M Went To Chief Of Staff’s Companies

It probably didn’t help him any that he admitted her Green New Deal wasn’t actually about the environment so much as changing our economy into a system more in line with her own ‘Democratic Socialists of America‘ priorities.

Considering the authoritarian zeal with which they supported the hiring of roughly 87,000 new IRS agents to put the financial lives of ordinary American citizens under the microscope, you might think they would take care to have all their i’s dotted and all their t’s crossed.

You’d be wrong, of course. Rules are for the little guy, and for a cudgel to beat up their political enemies. It’s not for them, and it never was.

Vs. Rules for She

Ocasio-Cortez was due to report her 2021 finances to the House Ethics Committee 11 days ago on Aug. 13. However, the public remains in the dark as to the status of Ocasio-Cortez’s finances as of Wednesday morning, and a spokeswoman for the New York lawmaker said Ocasio-Cortez feels no rush to file her disclosure as required by federal law because she can wait another 20 days before risking a fine.
“The committee provides a 30-day grace period before fines are levied. The congresswoman plans to file before the period expires,” Ocasio-Cortez communications director Lauren Hitt told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday evening.
Ocasio-Cortez said in April that American democracy is undermined when lawmakers are merely perceived to have acted improperly in regard to their personal finances.
…Ocasio-Cortez filed her 2019 financial disclosure precisely 30 days late in September 2020, just barely avoiding a House Ethics Committee fine.
“Not only is she an admitted scofflaw — she’s a repeat offender,” said Paul Kamenar, an attorney for the National Legal and Policy Center, a conservative ethics watchdog group. “One must wonder whether she also files her income tax returns past the deadlines.”
“Just like AOC did in 2020 when she filed her 2019 disclosure report 30 days late after the 90-day extension, she’s at it again, blowing off the deadline for filing her 2021 filing that was due on Aug. 13,” Kamenar added.
— WashingtonExaminer

This is the same chick who doesn’t miss any opportunity to disqualify a Republican from fully representing their district in the House.

Should someone who doesn’t even respect the authority rule-makers are expected to abide by really be making laws that can — and will — be swung like a hammer against the rest of us?

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