Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying to make socialism mainstream.
But she keeps finding herself in trouble, making that difficult.
And now it’s all over after she got caught red-handed in a career-ending scandal.
The biggest part of the modern socialist-wing of the party is their hatred for the rich.
With every opportunity, they blast those who are successful in America, claiming they are exploiting everyone who makes less money than them.
And they want to make sure they make less money with massive taxes that will incentivize the country’s richest to stop re-investing their money.
That’s because they believe the government will do better with the money, and that private industry is evil.
But despite their massive disdain for the rich, some of the most fervent left-wing socialist supporters in America are major hypocrites.
Bernie Sanders has multiple homes and brought in over one million dollars last year alone.
And as it turns out, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has her own scandal relating to the rich.
Saikat Chakrabarti is Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff.
He is an extremely wealthy millionaire who joined her campaign after making tons of money in Silicon Valley.
Chakrabarti is the co-founder of two different left-wing groups, Brand New Congress, and Justice Democrats.
Both of which were instrumental in the election of Ocasio-Cortez, along with her other allies.
But he is in the middle of a series of scandals, which involve the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).
A complaint with the FEC alleges that the groups funneled over one million dollars to an LLC controlled by Chakrabarti in “an elaborate scheme to avoid proper disclosure of campaign expenditures.”
And this may be something Ocasio-Cortez is looking to keep secrecy around.
The House Ethics Committee requires every representative to have at least one staffer file a financial disclosure.
This is generally a staffer receiving the senior pay rate of $126,000.
But Ocasio-Cortez is capping her staff’s pay at $80,000, meaning that nobody, including Chakrabarti, is making the senior pay rate.
The House Ethics Committee encourages the staff to have a member of their staff who “act[s] in the Member’s name or with the Member’s authority” to file the disclosure.
That seems as though it should be Chakrabarti, who is her Chief of Staff.
But instead, it is her senior policy analyst Dan Riffle who is the only one to file the financial disclosure.
According to the Daily Caller, some left-wing lobbyists are shocked that Chakrabarti isn’t filing a disclosure.
“Given Chakrabarti’s enormous wealth and potential for conflicts of interest, I am a little surprised he is not voluntarily filing financial disclosure statements,” said government affairs lobbyist Craig Holman of the left-leaning advocacy group Public Citizen, who noted that House Ethics rules grant Ocasio-Cortez “the legal means to require her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and other senior staffers to disclose their financial dealings.”
Chakrabarti is a millionaire who founded a Silicon Valley firm in 2010 and owns a $1.6 million home.
For all her disdain for the rich, it seems she doesn’t care so much when they are on her side.
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