Skip to comments.Amazon Spokesperson Blames Ocasio-Cortez for NYC Retreat
Posted on 02/15/2019 12:17:23 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
The progressive congresswoman fielded intense backlash after the shocking cancellation of the company's planned second headquarters
An Amazon spokesperson blamed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her vocal resistance for the companys shocking decision to cancel plans for its New York City headquarters on Thursday.
Polls showed that 70 percent of New Yorkers supported Amazons planned investment in the state.
Thus, Amazon stunned many New Yorkers and the nation at large when the company bowed to intense opposition from some state and local officials on Thursday and announced it was abandoning the Big Apple for its second headquarters.
For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term, Amazon said in a statement.
But a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City, the company admitted.
Jodi Seth, Amazons head of policy communications, told NBC News that same day the company blamed a few specific New York politicians for its decision.
It wasnt any one incident, Seth noted. It was that the environment over the course of the past three months had not got[ten] any better. There were some local and state elected officials who refused to meet with Amazon and criticized us day in and day out about the plan.
If you talk to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, its Never Amazon,' Seth added. If you talk to [New York City Councilman Jimmy] Van Bramer [a Democrat], its unions.
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Good - let’s scream it from the rooftops that AOC is killing businesses and hurting the very people she purports to want to save from The Man.
The NYT times slams her, Donny Deutsch slams her, and now Amazon places the blame on her for this decision.
Make her infamous.
Can you spell one term, Occasional Cortex?
Those that elected these fools just want to be on the dole. They’re fine with this result, and they’ll still get their monthly check. They will reelect these people on the promise that their monthly check will increase.
New York has whatever bad comes their way...All those folks who bought property close to where this Amazon HQ going to be just got screwed!
AOC = Absurd Overbite Clown
Amazon is not going anywhere. Bit dust up over nothing.
Must be part of Cortez’s “socialist economy” scam. Now I know why she said President Trump is “scared” of her economy. I just saw a lot of Yawkies raising hell on the news. Trump is going to get the blame for her “socialist economy.”
Amazon is not going anywhere. Big dust up over nothing.
she and cuomo cost NY 24 billion in tax revenue (27 owed minus 3 for incentives) over ten years and 25,000 jobs. This in a week where NY’s taxes have driven more people out of state and tax revenue is 2.5 bill less than projected.
Caller to Rush today brought up the concept of Cuomo being miffed that his planned trickle down had fallen through. LOL
Rush also addressed the comment by AOC that they could now use the $4.3 billion (approx), to fix things in New York that would have gone unaddressed, if they gave it to Amazon.
What the brain trust didn’t grasp, is that they didn’t have $4.3 billion. They were going to give Amazon a $4.3 billion dollar break on state taxes, since it was going to bring in close to thirty billion to the state.
So Cortez was expressing a thrill over a $4.3 billion that is now nothing but vapor, and not recognizing at all the other $26 billion the state just lost.
She’s just not capable of grasping these dynamics.
Yes, she just saved New York alright. And her little minions will be celebrating tonight.
Well, there have been articles on FR suggesting that her district may be eliminated come 2020.
If hers is an example of a BU education in economics, then shame on BU.
Shes just not capable of grasping these dynamics.
But she has that degree in economics from Boston University.
Cortez is aggressively stupid which makes her dangerous.
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