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When a person has a rich history of controversial behavior, it may not be incumbent upon them to weigh in on every issue. But then, that’s based on the assumption that the individual has some sense of shame about such actions.
And in the case of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., that’s certainly not a deterrent.
Taking to Twitter, the freshman Democrat proclaimed: “Billionaires shouldn’t profit off the pandemic. Period.”
Billionaires shouldn’t profit off the pandemic. Period.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) August 9, 2020
It would appear that Omar is responding to self-avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders introducing a bill that will impose a 60% tax on the wealth gains of billionaires from March 18 through the end of 2020 — the money would be used to fund Medicare and pay all out-of-pocket health-care needs for Americans for a one-year period.
Sanders co-sponsored the Make Billionaires Pay Act imposing a one-time “windfall” tax on $731 billion accumulated by 467 billionaires, Fox Business reported.
“We are going to tax Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and the other billionaires’ outrageous pandemic wealth accumulation so we can provide health care to all our people,” Sanders said in a tweet Saturday.
We are going to tax Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and the other billionaires’ outrageous pandemic wealth accumulation so we can provide health care to all our people. pic.twitter.com/wKe4zeb8fw
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 8, 2020
“We can continue to allow the very rich to get much richer while everyone else gets poorer and poorer. Or we can tax the winnings a handful of billionaires made during the pandemic to improve the health and well-being of tens of millions of Americans,” Sanders said in a statement, according to Fox Business.
As for Omar, who endorsed Sanders for president in his failed White House bid, she is buried in controversies, even if the liberal media routinely ignores them.
One of the oldest rumors is that Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, married her biological brother for immigration purposes. There are also tax fraud allegations, after she filed a joint return with a man other than the man she was legally married to (the alleged brother.)
They would eventually marry the second man after getting a divorce, only to leave him after having an affair with a campaign consultant. Omar filed for divorce again and in short order married the campaign consultant.
That man, Tim Mynett, has been on the receiving end of a million dollar largess from his new wife, who came to America as a Somali refugee.
Fox News reported in July that Omar’s campaign has sent her husband’s firm, E Street Group, just over $1 million for the 2020 cycle — the total is $1.7 million since 2018.
The network said there are transparency concerns about her personal life, campaign finance violations, and a potential violation of House ethics rules involving an advance she received on a recently published memoir.
Omar’s answer to everything is to dismiss such concerns as “smears” and “conspiracy theories” … and laugh all the way to the bank, as she criticizes wealthy Americans.
Unlike the sycophant media, social media users are not fooled by this charlatan who likes to complain about being oppressed in her new country.
Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Congress members shouldn’t profit from campaign contributions.
— Intrepid (@intrepid_17) August 10, 2020
People who marry their brothers to commit fraud shouldn’t be allowed Government jobs.
— Austin_Wraith (@wraith_tx) August 10, 2020
Politicians should profit from office.
— Kevin Dalton (@NextLAMayor) August 10, 2020
Leave me and my money alone! pic.twitter.com/773flZBmqj
— I am a… (@tsparks611) August 9, 2020
Neither should law firms from their wife in congress.
— Adam Hawkins (@ahawk01) August 10, 2020
I wonder if she even realizes most billionaires are Democrats
— © AmericanBlogger ❤️ ن † ✡︎ 🇺🇸☘️🌭⚾ 🍎🥧Dodge (@CivilianBlogger) August 10, 2020
Only millionaires, like Omar’s newest husband.
— Taylor Day (@TABYTCHI) August 9, 2020
Women shouldn’t marry their brother. Period. https://t.co/ppNlcJK8dg
— The Anti-Feminist (@Beth_Alize) August 10, 2020
People are dying and you’re concerned that the businesses government has allowed to remain open – as a result of policies you and other liberals pushed for – is benefiting the people you hate. This is precisely why you idiots shouldn’t have any power. https://t.co/jWFetSgvpL
— Chris Arrr (@capitalistpeeg) August 10, 2020
House members shouldn’t embezzle campaign funds through payments to their current husband, and they should be prosecuted for gross immigration fraud through a previous phony marriage to their brother.
End of story.
Pass it on. https://t.co/D7c0raos0Q
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) August 10, 2020
Husband’s should not profit off their wife’s campaign funds. https://t.co/n35j65dih2
— Kirk Smith (@SavingAmerica4U) August 10, 2020
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