A new Times Square billboard blasts Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Amazon’s exit from New York City.
“The Amazon pullout is a perfect example of what we’ve been saying: socialism takes and capitalism creates,” JCN President and CEO Alfredo Ortiz said in a statement. “The economic consequences of Amazon’s pullout is just a small taste of the harm that is to come if Ocasio-Cortez’s anti-business canon comes to fruition and is made federal policy.”
Visit ThanksAOC.com to learn more.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 20, 2019
Job Creators Network, a nonpartisan organization founded by entrepreneurs like Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, purchased a billboard in New York City slamming socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for killing tens of thousands of jobs for New Yorkers that would have generated billions of dollars in economic activity.
“It comes after Ocasio-Cortez vigorously defended her role in sinking Amazon’s move to New York City on Tuesday in the face of bipartisan criticism,” Fox News reported. “The freshman Democratic New York congresswoman has faced days of criticism from normally friendly media voices and fellow Democrats over her role in Amazon’s decision to pull back from building a $2.5 billion campus in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens.”
The billboard, located on 42nd street near 8th Avenue, reads:
25,000 Lost NYC Jobs
$4 Billion in Lost Wages
$12 Billion in Lost Economic Activity for NY
Thanks For Nothing, AOC!
Fox News host Laura Ingraham tweeted out a photo of the billboard.
After enduring days of criticisms, including from local Democrats like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Ocasio-Cortez exploded in a Twitter rant. More
Frankly, the knee-jerk reaction assuming that I “don’t understand” how tax giveaways to corps work is disappointing.
No, it’s not possible that I could come to a different conclusion. The debate *must* be over my intelligence & understanding, instead of the merits of the deal.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 19, 2019
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.