Freshman Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrates Amazon move to scrap New York headquarters.
Socialism wins because 25,000 New York workers lose out on a good job! This is how socialism works, folks. Victory for a liberal equals flushing 25,000 jobs down the drain!
This was not a warehouse. It was a headquarters and tech center. That’s highly skilled and high paying jobs. Not something an ex-bartender really could understand.
Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world. https://t.co/nyvm5vtH9k
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 14, 2019
Hey, @AOC – The $3B was in tax subsidies.
A reduction in taxes *paid* by @Amazon. Now that they’re not in NYC, the amount of taxes will be reduced by … wait.
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) February 14, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is taking a victory lap after delivering the goods in her fight against Amazon.
The star freshman Democrat – along with other lawmakers – had strongly criticized the planned opening of Amazon’s second headquarters in New York.
So, after Jeff Bezos’ tech giant announced Thursday it was pulling the plug on its proposed Long Island City location, the Bronx native had something to celebrate.
“Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world,” she tweeted. More
As a #LIC resident, I agree. All of my neighbors agree. Everybody who was protesting @Amazon did not live in the neighborhood. Politicians and activists are using this to serve their own causes. Real people will be hurt by their actions.
— Rusty (@jahbreeze) February 14, 2019
You did your constituents who want good paying jobs a disservice! New Yorkers wanted a BETTER deal, not for you to KILL the deal! How do you plan to fulfill your pie in the sky “guaranteed jobs for all” if you are chasing away the job creators?? #AmazonHQ2 #CortezTheJobKiller
— Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) February 14, 2019
For perspective The Big Apple’s top 35,400 filers accounted for 45.7% of the Income tax that NYC collected in 2011- NY in blowing up the Amazon deal just said it doesn’t want 25,000 new high paying jobs… Well played guys well played #SelfOwn https://t.co/h8OYtdIQD2
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 14, 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.