Exclusive — GOP Jim Bognet Slams Dem Matt Cartwright for Tax Hypocrisy
Jim Bognet, Trump-endorsed Republican candidate for Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District, tells SiriusXM Breitbart News Saturday This weekend, his opponent, Rep. Matt Cartwright (Pennsylvania), was a “typical liberal” because he doesn’t pay his own taxes and wants to raise them for others.
“It’s quintessentially liberal,” he said, adding that the Democrats’ thought process was, “Taxes are for other people. When we don’t even pay our own taxes, let’s tax other people and hire IRS agent.”
Borgnet was referring to a recent report showing Cartwright must pay $436.63 in penalties and interest for late property taxes on his Washington, D.C. apartment, which the congressman shares with his wife of. Of course, this comes after he faced scrutiny three years ago for another tax delinquency.
“What really bothers me is that he’s going to vote to raise our taxes, thus slipping into a recession. He’s already voted to add 80,000 IRS agents, an unbelievable number,” he said.
As the congressman has grown more vulnerable, his record has come under more scrutiny, especially in November against a tough Republican rival like Borgnet. During the last election cycle, Cartwright regularly delayed payments and charged thousands of dollars in penalties and interest between 2013 and 2018, which he labelled “negligence.” Cartwright also received a notice from the city in 2015 threatening to sell his condo if his accrued tax arrears were not paid.
“It’s a symbol of libertarianism, the rules only apply to other people, but we don’t have to follow them. That’s what happens when you’re so out of touch. You have your own private jet. You’ve been in Congress for ten years. We have to solve this problem,” he added.
Borgnet also blasted Cartwright’s aggressive voting record, which hurt Pennsylvanians.As Breitbart News previously reported, Cartwright vote 99% of the time with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and President Joe Biden 100 percentage time.
In turn, although it is unclear whether Cartwright will vote The Manchin-Schumer “lower inflation” bill aims to raise taxes for middle-income earners. Bognet implied that Cartwright’s record speaks for itself.
“He’s going to raise taxes during a recession, and we know he’s going to vote for it because he votes with Joe Biden 100 percent of the time,” he said. “A vote for Matt Cartwright is a vote for Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi’s liberal agenda. … We can’t take it anymore. People are crushed in Northeast Pennsylvania.”
“It’s very important to beat Cartwright because this is Joe Biden’s hometown, Scranton, Pennsylvania,” Bognett said.
Bognet noted that Republican House whip Steve Scalise recently ran with him, explaining: “If we beat Joe Biden’s lackey Matt Cartwright in Joe Biden’s hometown of Scranton , it will send a message that we are denying the liberal agenda. The day after the election, it will be on the front pages of newspapers, “Biden defeated in his hometown.” “
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