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The Ethics of Socialism


Free Beacon"In the first two weeks of February 2019, Ocasio- Cortez posted numerous videos of official House floor and committee proceedings on her political Twitter and Instagram accounts," the complaint reads. "Her posts prominently displayed both official House photographs and video footage, on which she commented and instructed viewers to watch the videos."

"Ironically, in one of the posts she discussed the ethics standards to which she should be held," it continues. "Additionally, on Ocasio-Cortez's political Instagram page, she directly links to her official House Instagram account and includes a link for political contributions, alongside the posts of official video footage and her comments on official action. There are numerous ethics rules violated in this case, all of which require separation between official action and resources and political action and fundraising."

House ethics rules prohibit Members from using official taxpayer-backed resources for any political or campaign-related activities.

The watchdog says that Ocasio-Cortez committed a number of violations.

On the one hand, arcane and confusing campaign finance regulations are a great way to make sure the Establishment remains Established. Occasional-Cortex is a political neophyte and some errors are probably inevitable. On the other hand, what's the first thing socialists do once they are firmly in power? Start working the system for personal profit...

This entry was published Thu Mar 14 06:47:21 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2019-03-14 06:47:21.0. [Tweet]

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