Dingbat Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is having a very tough week. Her “New Green Deal” is an embarrassing joke. She just killed 25,000 jobs for New Yorker’s living in and around her district, and she’s been accused of breaking ethics rules by hiring her boyfriend to work on her congressional staff.
Watch, as Ocasio-Cortez explains why losing 25,000 jobs for New Yorker is actually a good thing and how easily she believes Democrats will replace those jobs.
.@AOC Rep Know Nothing
Uninformed foolishness abt chasing Amazon away
A. Believes future tax incentives = a $3B pot of money they can now redistribute
B. Thinks 25k professional jobs at $100k+ per will be offset by local jobs fm this non-existent $$$pic.twitter.com/X20gptIsMQ
— Jim Hanson 🇺🇸 (@JimHansonDC) February 15, 2019
The Washington Free Beacon reports – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio slammed self-described socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., NY) Friday over her opposition to Amazon opening a headquarters in the city.
“As a progressive, my entire life — and I ain’t changing — I’ll take on any progressive anywhere that thinks it’s a good idea to lose jobs and revenue because I think that’s out of touch with what working people want,” de Blasio said, according to the New York Post.
“I came up watching the mistakes of progressives of the past, unfortunately, what happened in this city when it almost went to bankruptcy in the 1970s,” de Blasio continued. “I saw all the times progressives did not show people effective governance and all the times progressives made the kinds of mistakes that alienated working people.”
“Working people are very smart and very discerning. They want jobs, they want revenue, they want the kinds of things that government can do for them,” de Blasio added. “They understand they have to be paid for.”
De Blasio’s comments come after Amazon decided earlier this week not to open up a hub in the Long Island City neighborhood. Politicians had offered the company billions in tax credits, a $500 million construction subsidy, and other incentives to encourage it to bring 25,000 jobs to the city.
The company elected not to move forward due to opposition from Queens politicians and neighborhood groups. Ocasio-Cortez said Amazon’s withdrawal demonstrated that “everyday Americans still have the power to organize and fight for their communities and they can have more say in this country than the richest man in the world.”
DeBlasio isn’t the only far-left Democrat lashing out at Ocasio-Cortez, New York’s Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo is also furious, saying: “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. The New York State Senate has done tremendous damage. They should be held accountable for this lost economic opportunity.”
Watch Fox News explain the Ocasio-Cortez debacle:
According to Fox News, Ocasio-Cortez and her radical business-hating minions played a supporting role in convincing Amazon to pull out of a deal that would have brought between 25,000 and 40,000 jobs to New York City with an average salary of more than $150,000.
Drawing enormous media coverage – especially for someone who’s only been in Congress for a few weeks – Ocasio-Cortez preaches an anti-capitalist dogma that put pressure on some Democratic state senators to jump on the bandwagon of the rising radical left.
But ultimately, it was a foolish decision by the newly minted Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins that convinced Amazon to takes its jobs and billions of dollars in new economic development and new tax revenue elsewhere, where they would be more appreciated.
Stewart-Cousins appointed fellow Democratic Sen. Michael Gianaris – who represents the Queens area near the planned Long Island City site for Amazon – to sit on a panel that would determine the company’s fate. In effect, Stewart-Cousins gave the hometown state legislator veto power over the entire Amazon plan.