Prison » Ocasio-Cortez Regrets Costing NYC 25,000 Amazon Jobs As CoS Backpedals

Zero Hedge
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).

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”
  • She railed against “giving $3 billion away to Amazon” in the form of tax breaks, calling it “dressed-up trickle-down economics”

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