What?! An inconsistent socialist?! You don’t say.

LMBO.

Yeah, we all know that most socialists’ views on wealth and money totally change when it’s their money in question.

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Bernie Sanders has famously been championing the cause of taxing the ever-loving heck out of the 1% while covertly enjoying his own status as a card-carrying member of the 1%. As far as we know, he’s never offered up 40% of his income.

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So it’s not too shocking to learn that newly-minted socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the “Democratic” Socialist Congressional candidate who the media has fallen head-over-heels for and who can’t even articulate what Democratic Socialism is, had a very different view on taxes when she was the one paying them.

The Daily Wire reports:

Now that she is in the political spotlight, many of Ocasio-Cortez’s previous views are coming to light, particularly those surrounding raising taxes, since much of her platform revolves around taking more of people’s hard-earned money and giving it to those who did not earn it.

They cite a Daily Caller News Foundation report which explains:

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.

In a 2012 news article, Ocasio-Cortez complained “You don’t really make a profit in your first year,” later adding that getting taxed was “a real whammy.”

She also used to tweet out articles and quotes from entrepreneur and venture capitalist Paul Graham:

“Now, with a $174,000 salary in her sights,” the Daily Wire concludes, “Ocasio-Cortez is championing views that conflict with that entrepreneurial spirit she formerly promoted mainly centered around the government providing for its citizens.”

It should be noted that Ocasio-Cortez would have been 21 at the time of these tweets, and she’s only 28 now. Who doesn’t oscillate between capitalism and socialism in their 20s, anyway?

 

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