Ocasio-Cortez’s Secret Past Surfaces, Makes Her Look Like An Absolute Hypocrite According to the New York Post, a now-defunct company Ocasio-Cortez founded in 2012 still owes almost $2,000 in corporate taxes, even though it’s no longer in business. The company was called Brook Avenue Press, the Post reported, and like so much of what comes out of Ocasio-Cortez’s mouth these days, it was founded with what sounded like the noblest intentions. It was set up to “develop and identify stories and literature in urban areas like New York, specifically communities like the Bronx,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a YouTube video introducing the company. According to the Post, the state dissolved the company in 2016, which the newspaper reported can happen when a business fails to pay taxes or file a return. Ocasio-Cortez built a political campaign, and is building a national movement, on the idea that government seizure of wealth in the form of taxation is necessary for the country to achieve its potential.