Ocasio-Cortez's Mom Flees New York To Escape Democrats' High Taxes
Blanca Ocasio-Cortez admits her daughter is not a real socialist
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) own mother has fled the state of New York and became a Florida resident after the Democratic state's high taxes proved too expensive for her to survive.
Blanca Ocasio-Cortez admitted to the The Daily Mail in an exclusive interview that she moved into an "out-of-the-way lakefront community shortly before Democrat AOC filed her candidacy to become the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress."
"I was cleaning houses in the morning and working as a secretary at a hospital in the afternoon. I was working from 6 am until 11 pm," Blanca, a lifelong Democrat, said.
"And I prayed and prayed, and things worked out. After the children graduated from college, I figured it was time for me to move to Florida."
"I lived in the New York area for most of my life, but I started being unable to afford it," she continued.
"I was paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes up north. I'm paying $600 a year in Florida. It's stress-free down here."
Blanca claimed her daughter was not a socialist, emphasizing a clear distinction between being socialist and being a democratic socialist, as her daughter presents herself.
"She wasn't raised to be a socialist," Blanca said.
"That's not how Puerto Ricans are. That's not what we do. Socialists are in Cuba or Venezuela."
"She's a democratic socialist, and it's very different," Blanca added.
Blanca also added that she disliked the way the political Right was painting her daughter:
"Some in the media, especially Fox News, look for anything they can find to criticize Alexandria. They don't even check the facts."
But the Daily Mail's exclusive interview Blanca came as revelations that her daughter's campaign aide used two political action committees (PACs) to funnel over $1 million in political donations through two of his own private companies, according to a complaint filed with the FEC on Monday.
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The Federal Election Commission has been called on to investigate the cash transfers from the PACs that were founded by Ocasio-Cortez's Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti.
The newly elected congresswoman and her chief of staff "could be facing jail time" if their control over the arrangement is found to have been hidden, according to the former FEC commissioner.
"The cash transfers from the PACs — overseen by Saikat Chakrabarti, the freshman socialist Democrat's chief of staff — run counter to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce the influence of 'dark money' in politics," the Washington Examiner reported.
"Chakrabarti's companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used. The arrangement skirted reporting requirements and may have violated the $5,000 limit on contributions from federal PACs to candidates, according to the complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group."
The Daily Caller's Andrew Kerr reported that Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti "obtained majority control of Justice Democrats PAC in December 2017, according to archived copies of the group’s website, and the two appear to retain their control of the group, according to corporate filings obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation."
"If the Federal Election Commission (FEC) finds that the New York Democrat’s campaign operated in affiliation with the PAC, which had raised more than $1.8 million before her June 2018 primary, it would open them up to 'massive reporting violations, probably at least some illegal contribution violations exceeding the lawful limits,' former FEC commissioner Brad Smith said," Kerr continued.
"Ocasio-Cortez never disclosed to the FEC that she and Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, controlled the PAC while it was simultaneously supporting her primary campaign, and former FEC commissioners say the arrangement could lead to multiple campaign finance violations."
"The group backed 12 Democrats during the 2018 midterms, but Ocasio-Cortez was the only one of those to win her general election."