New York, NY — In an upcoming John Stossel Investigates broadcast on ABC television, intrepid libertarian-leaning journalist claims that ANTIFA has paid little or no taxes since 2017. The 6-month investigation, which included Mr. Stossel going undercover dressed unusually as a professional wrestler, discovered that the shadowy anti-fascist group used questionable loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.
“When action is divorced from consequences,” noted Mr. Stossel in a clip from the broadcast, “no one is happy with the ultimate outcome. If individuals can take from a common pot regardless of how much they put in it, each person has an incentive to be a free rider, to do as little as possible, and take as much as possible because what one fails to take will be taken by someone else. Soon, the pot is empty and will not be refilled — a bad situation even for the earlier takers.”
Antifa (short for anti-fascist) is a left-wing political movement in the United States comprising an array of autonomous groups that aim to achieve their objectives through direct action rather than through policy reform and poor uniform choices. Apparently, one of those objectives is not paying their income taxes.
“Life is fairer when individuals are free to make their own decisions,” continued Mr. Stossel, seemingly not understanding what he’s saying, “which is why it’s curious why ANTIFA refuses to pay its taxes. If they are liberal democrats, shouldn’t they be paying their taxes to help the central government?”
According to one of 420 official spokespeople for ANTIFA who came forward to comment, there is no central control nor organization for the left-wing group. In fact, according to at least 1/2 of the official communication liaisons, ANTIFA prefers not supporting what one called “the murderous US foreign and domestic policies propped-up by taxation.” Another 22% of the 420 favored additional taxation of the “owner class” to fund social programs, and the balance asked if we had any soup cans.
John Stossel Investigates: ANTIFA Tax Cheats will broadcast next week on primetime ABC TV.