It seems that the longer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a chance to open her mouth and speak, the more ignorant the people of New York look for voting in a child who lacks basic intelligence.
Amazon decided it will not be building a headquarters there, according to a statement released by the company on Thursday which stated that “a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was one such politician who opposed the move.
“Anything is possible,” she tweeted on Thursday in response to Amazon’s decision. “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.”
However, what she really did was condemn the city to a lack of jobs.
She also—get this—said that the ‘tax breaks’ could be used to fund subway repairs and other stuff.
What she failed to understand, and what de Blasio explained on Sunday, is that there IS NO money. A tax break only occurs when you can collect taxes. There’s no mysterious billions sitting around to “give away.”
Chuck Todd asked if the tax breaks offered to Amazon were “money you had over here. And it was going over there.”
De Blasio explained no, they weren’t.
A basic third-grade education covers that concept, but AOC apparently lives in her own socialist fantasy land.
“There’s no money — right,” de Blasio added.
“Amazon had chosen the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens to build a $2.5 billion campus that could house 25,000 workers, in addition to new offices planned for northern Virginia.”
“If we were willing to give away $3 billion for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district ourselves, if we wanted to. We could hire out more teachers. We can fix our subways. We can put a lot of people to work for that money, if we wanted to,” Ocasio-Cortez said last week.
Yes. This is what she said.
“I have no problem with my fellow progressives critiquing a deal or wanting more from Amazon — I wanted more from Amazon, too,” de Blasio stated on Sunday. “The bottom line is, this was an example of an abuse of corporate power. They had an agreement with the people of New York City.”
He added: “They said they wanted a partnership, but the minute there were criticisms, they walked away. What does that say to working people, that a company would leave them high and dry, simply because some people raised criticism?”
New York City desperately need the revenue that would have been brought in by the company.
“De Blasio and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the $2.8 billion in tax breaks and subsidies they were offering Amazon would result in $27 billion in tax revenue. The governor and the mayor had argued that the project would spur economic growth that would pay for the $2.8 billion in state and city incentives many times over.”
“A small group (of) politicians put their own narrow political interests above their community,” Cuomo said.
He’s right, however, they also put their ignorance above the good of the state.
Lastly, this isn’t just about one company or one headquarters. It’s about cost of living, corps paying their fair share, etc.
It’s not about picking a fight, either. I was elected to advocate for our community’s interests – & they‘ve requested, clearly, to voice their concerns.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 13, 2018
The ‘community interests’ just went into the toilet.