Socialists thrive on making things worse. The more jobs lefties destroy, the more supporters they gain.
So it’s no wonder that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is celebrating Amazon’s pullout from New York. Nearly every city in the country had courted Amazon. New York City won, and then lost, because of its domestic Left.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez tweeted, “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.”
The average lefty screaming about the deal wasn’t an “everyday” anything or even from New York.
Cortez is an architect’s daughter from Westchester wearing poor face.
And it’s possible to decry Amazon and the pandering of the deal but to still recognize how much money and jobs it would have brought in to New York, whose economic base keeps crumbling.
a deal that would have seen 25,000 jobs, paying approximately $150,000 per year, enter Long Island City.
Amazon, based in Seattle, would have also occupied 8 million square feet of office space in Long Island City as part of its investment announced last November and would have generated “incremental tax revenue of more than $10 billion over the next 20 years as a result of Amazon’s investment and job creation.”
Good thing “everyday” folks like Cortez defeated that one.
According to a December Quinnipiac University poll, 57 percent of New York City residents supported Amazon’s arrival in the region, compared to just 26 percent who opposed the deal, Fox Business previously reported.
But, as usual, the radicals get their way. And the Dems have no ability to control their crazy socialists.
Separately, the United Food and Commercial Workers union, which represents a number of New York-based Amazon workers, lambasted Amazon for its decision, which would have received a slew of city and state tax breaks and subsidies worth up to $3 billion in exchange for the jobs and investment.
“Amazon showed its true colors today and every American should be outraged,” the union said in the statement. “Jeff Bezos had the opportunity to listen to the voices of working families and support the good-paying jobs New Yorkers deserve.”
I don’t think you guys understand how this works.
Amazon can find low-end workers anywhere. You had the opportunity. And you lost it.
“[A] small group [of] politicians put their own narrow political interests above their community — which poll after poll showed overwhelmingly supported bringing Amazon to Long Island City — the state’s economic future and the best interests of the people of this state,” Cuomo said in the statement, which did not mention Ocasio-Cortez or other lawmakers by name.
When you can’t control your extremists, they set the agenda. Not you.
Time to outlaw planes, cars and cows for Cortez’ Green New Leap Forward.
Courtesy of Freedom Outpost
Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield
My name is Daniel Greenfield. I am a blogger and columnist born in Israel and living in New York City. I am a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and a contributing editor at Family Security Matters. My original biweekly column appears at Front Page Magazine and my blog articles regularly appear at Family Security Matters, the Jewish Press, Times of Israel, Act for America and Right Side News, as well as daily at the Canada Free Press and a number of other outlets. I have a column titled Western Front at Israel National News and my op eds have also appeared in the New York Sun, the Jewish Press and at FOX Nation.