Mayor Bill de Blasio says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t understand Amazon deal
Left Eats Left: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio talks to Chuck Todd about Amazon’s decision to give up plans for a New York City expansion, during an interview with Meet the Press.
Why would Amazon put up with New York liberals who would just continue to target them when so many other opportunities exist? They dodged a bullet if you ask me.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was wrong to have claimed the collapse of the Amazon deal would free up $3 billion to fix the city’s subways and hire more teachers.
During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” de Blasio agreed when host Chuck Todd said that the tax breaks offered to Amazon weren’t “money you had over here. And it was going over there.”
“Correct,” de Blasio said.
He added: “And that $3 billion that would go back in tax incentives was only after we were getting the jobs and getting the revenue.”
To further drive home the point, Todd said, “There’s not $3 billion in money —”
“There’s no money — right,” de Blasio said. More
Most politicians like to brag about the jobs that they have helped to create, not chased away. Thousands of jobs lost, that would have put millions and millions into the local economy.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just getting started… There is no telling how much business the little socialist will chase from her state before she is done.
Twitter weighs in:
She doesn’t understand how to make ice..
— Bruce L (@nogolfonsunday) February 18, 2019
Really, does she understand ANYTHING?
— Ed Aucoin (@efaucoin) February 18, 2019
Neither of these two clowns would call out @AOC for not understanding basic economics 101. If a conservative did what she did, they’d be screaming incompetence. (Although a conservative would never do what she did)
— FD (@fdimag) February 18, 2019
— Cas (@Caspappas) February 17, 2019
She doesn’t understand basic economics either. Who’s dumber? Her or the people who voted for her?
— LSH1965 (@LStella65) February 18, 2019
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From everything I have read and seen, she really doesn’t understand much of anything except how to draw attention to herself…
— Paul Kleinberger (@Fuddiduddy) February 18, 2019