March 6, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is backpedaling after pissing off Amazon, costing New York City 25,000 – 40,000 jobs after they decided to abandon plans for a New York City HQ2.
AOC’s money-shuffling chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti offered Bloomberg Television a vastly different message to AOC’s February 14th celebration of ‘defeating Amazon’s corporate greed‘ – which NY Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) described as putting her own “narrow political interests” above her community.
“What she was vocal about was the process by which it happened,” explained Chakrabarti, completely ignoring the fact that the hill AOC died on revolved around the $3 billion in tax breaks the company would receive (which she repeatedly suggested was being “handed” to Amazon).
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) March 5, 2019
In fact, AOC was vocal about far more than “the process by which it happened.”
- She said Amazon wouldn’t be a “good or healthy neighbor for NYC”
Nothing Amazon has said or done – including selling facial recognition technology to ICE & its intent to fight against worker unionization – would lead us to believe it could be a good or healthy neighbor for NYC. https://t.co/BwASshxJ9F
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 1, 2019
- She railed against “giving $3 billion away to Amazon” in the form of tax breaks, calling it “dressed-up trickle-down economics”
While there isn’t enough money for hot water in NYCHA, we’re giving $3 billion away to Amazon.
“Ocasio-Cortez called the Amazon deal “dressed-up trickle-down economics.”
“What we’re seeing here is a complete public cost for a private corporate…