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Hypocrite AOC Slammed Tax Breaks for Amazon; Sought One for Herself in 2012

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)–who recently helped destroy a deal between Amazon and New York which would have brought thousands of high-paying jobs to the city–once sought a tax break for her own business, according to the Washington Examiner.

In 2012, Ocasio-Cortez sought tax benefits for her start-up children’s book publication company, Brook Avenue Press.

In a news release in 2012, the entrepreneurial Ocasio-Cortez said, “Plenty of entrepreneurs have started their businesses on a shoestring and any break they receive means more flexibility for further growth. A tax break could mean part-time work for someone else or keeping a business’ doors open long enough to turn a profit.”

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She continues, “Young entrepreneurs are playing a special role in developing promising, creative enterprises for our future, and a small break can open up their resources for hiring, creating a new product, or reinvesting in the local economy.”

The Examiner writes, “Ocasio-Cortez was one of several Bronx-based entrepreneurs and start-up advocates quoted in the release, put out by Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in support for the proposed Small Business Start-up Support Act. The bill would have increased deductions for start-up costs from $5,000 to $10,000.”

According to a March report in the New York Post, Ocasio-Cortez’s now-defunct company owes $1,870.36 in unpaid corporate taxes.

The Post writes:

The state slapped the company with a warrant on July 6, 2017, two months after Ocasio-Cortez announced her candidacy to run against Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley for the district that encompasses parts of Queens and The Bronx.

The state requires businesses to pay a corporation tax on a sliding scale based on revenue. The minimum payment last year was $25.

“The company probably got numerous letters from the state and probably ignored them,” one New York City accountant theorized.

Public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016, which can happen when a business fails to pay corporate taxes or file a return.

House Democrats Already Seeking Primary Challenger for Ocasio-Cortez?

At least one Democrat in the House of Representatives is actively seeking to unseat socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in 2020.

Speaking to The Hill on condition of anonymity, the Congressman said, “What I have recommended to the New York delegation is that you find her a primary opponent and make her a one-term congressperson. You’ve got numerous council people and state legislators who’ve been waiting 20 years for that seat. I’m sure they can find numerous people who want that seat in that district.”

The Hill reports:

The New York delegation has eyed Ocasio-Cortez with skepticism ever since last summer when the 29-year-old self-described democratic socialist shocked the political world and defeated then-Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in what many thought would be a sleepy primary race. Crowley, a Queens powerbroker and affable House Democratic Caucus chairman, had been considered a possible future Speaker.

Many establishment Democrats have been critical of Ocasio-Cortez and her attacks on fellow Democrats and her far-left policy stances.

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) recently said of the freshman Congresswoman “meteors fizz out.”

Hastings continued, “What she will learn in this institution is that it’s glacial to begin with, and therefore no matter how far you rise, that’s just how far you will ultimately get your comeuppance. You come up here and you’re going to be buddy-buddy with all the folks or you’re going to make them do certain things? Ain’t happening, OK?”

The View’s Whoopi Goldberg also had choice words for Ocasio-Cortez earlier this month when she criticized the Congresswoman for attacking other Democrats and encouraged her to “sit still for a minute.”

“There are a whole bunch of people in the Democratic Party who have been busting their asses to make sure that women get what they need, people get what they need, children get what they need,” she said. “So you just got in there, and I know you got lots of good ideas, but I would encourage you to sit still for a minute and learn the job.”

Goldberg continued, “You know, and just— you know—because there are people in that party who have been working their tails off for this country, and they know a lot. And you could learn some stuff from them. And I just feel like, you know, you don’t have to be born into it. You don’t have to know it when you step out, but before you start pooping on people and what they’ve done, you got to do something too.”