Not every Communist lives up to the integrity of their principles that there should be no private property. There were questions about whether Saule Omarova, Biden’s nominee for comptroller of the currency, was really committed to Communist principles.
Or was she just talking the talk.
While many emigrants from the former Soviet Union used the freedom enjoyed in the West to speak out against authoritarian socialism, Omarova has suggested the free market is in some ways inferior to the state control found in the U.S.S.R.
In 2019, she tweeted: “Until I came to the US, I couldn’t imagine that things like gender pay gap still existed in today’s world. Say what you will about old USSR, there was no gender pay gap there. Market doesn’t always ‘know best.’”
A 2020 article written by Omarova that suggests the need for a government-controlled “people’s ledger” that would “end banking as we know it” has caused further friction over her nomination, with some reports suggesting that moderate Democrats may oppose her appointment.
A Republican senator has called on Omarova to hand over her university thesis from her time at Moscow State University, which was titled Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis And The Theory Of Revolution In Das Kapital.
The good news is that Comrade Omarova lived out her revolutionary Communist principles as a grad student by shoplifting from T.J. Maxx.
Saule Omarova, whom Biden tapped to serve as Comptroller of the Currency, was arrested after she was caught stuffing $214 worth of clothes, shoes, cologne, and belts in her purse at a T.J. Maxx in Madison, Wis., in May 1995. Omarova was 28 years old at the time and studying for her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin.
According to the report, Omarova “admitted to have stolen the items,” which consisted of four pairs of shoes, two bottles of cologne, two belts, and a pair of socks.
Was that the only time? Probably not.
No doubt Commissar Omarova was acting in compliance with the ideals of Communism that led the USSR to dissolve in routine thievery, rejecting the reactionary idea of private property, she was expropriating cologne and shoes for the benefit of the people.
Today T.J. Maxx, tomorrow the entire American economy.