After practically burning a massive pile of money for the state of New York, Ocasio-Cortez was “Thanked” by the state.
Job Creators Network, a nonpartisan organization founded by entrepreneurs like Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, purchased a billboard in New York City slamming socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for killing tens of thousands of jobs for New Yorkers that would have generated billions of dollars in economic activity.
“It comes after Ocasio-Cortez vigorously defended her role in sinking Amazon’s move to New York City on Tuesday in the face of bipartisan criticism,” Fox News reported. “The freshman Democratic New York congresswoman has faced days of criticism from normally friendly media voices and fellow Democrats over her role in Amazon’s decision to pull back from building a $2.5 billion campus in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens.”
The billboard, located on 42nd street near 8th Avenue, reads:
25,000 Lost NYC Jobs
$4 Billion in Lost Wages
$12 Billion in Lost Economic Activity for NY
Thanks For Nothing, AOC!
After enduring days of criticisms, including from local Democrats like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Ocasio-Cortez exploded in a Twitter rant. The Daily Wire reported:
On Tuesday evening, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued a series of tweets defending her role in ultimately killing the Amazon HQ2 deal — which would have brought 25,000 jobs to her district and nearly $30 billion in tax revenues to the state — and emphatically asserting that she does “understand” how tax incentives work.
The defensive thread was prompted by criticism from Crain’s New York Business editor Erik Engquist, who said that while he usually defends the democratic socialist congresswoman as intelligent, her troubling comments about the state “invest[ing] those $3 billion” instead of supposedly giving it to Amazon have left him speechless.
“I’ve been telling @AOC critics that she is smart, but what do I say when she says nonsense like ‘we could invest those $3 billion in [@amazon tax breaks] in our district. We could hire more teachers. We can fix our subways, we can put a lot of people to work for that money,'” Engquist tweeted.
“Not sure how many pundits talking about Amazon even read the deal or where it was going,” AOC responded. “$500+ million of the deal was *capital grants.* $2.5 billion in tax breaks. It’s fair to ask why we don’t invest the capital for public use, + why we don’t give working people a tax break.”
“Frankly, the knee-jerk reaction assuming that I ‘don’t understand’ how tax giveaways to corps work is disappointing,” AOC continued. “No, it’s not possible that I could come to a different conclusion. The debate *must* be over my intelligence & understanding, instead of the merits of the deal.”
Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took aim at Ocasio-Cortez and other far-left New York Democrats in a statement for killing the Amazon deal:
Amazon chose to come to New York because we are the capital of the world and the best place to do business. We competed in and won the most hotly contested national economic development competition in the United States, resulting in at least 25,000-40,000 good paying jobs for our state and nearly $30 billion dollars in new revenue to fund transit improvements, new housing, schools and countless other quality of life improvements. Bringing Amazon to New York diversified our economy away from real estate and Wall Street, further cementing our status as an emerging center for tech and was an extraordinary economic win not just for Queens and New York City, but for the entire region, from Long Island to Albany’s nanotech center.
However, 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.
The fundamentals of New York’s business climate and community that attracted Amazon to be here – our talent pool, world-class education system, commitment to diversity and progressivism – remain and we won’t be deterred as we continue to attract world class business to communities across New York State.
Ha, soooooooooooooo funny. Democrats/Liberals eating each other. Damnnnnnnnnn, it is fun to watch.
NYC voted her in now deal with it
I really don’t know why is anybody talking about this lame brain AOC with not even a cell of common sense
She should be put on a plane and shipped to Venezuela ,together with those Islamic terrorist we have in Congress .Iwas under the impression that for someone to be in Congress you needed to have some education,
Love this country,and have allegiance to the country that allowed YOU to wear what you want and speak whatever stupidity you want .LOVE MY COUNTRY OR LIVE IT ,YOU LIKE VENEZUELA good for you,,
Go in peace and God help you take Nancy and chuck and the others
KOTEX cortez does NOT the brain of a P!SS ANT!!! What a DUMBA$$ she is!!! Is this the BEST that New York can send to Washington to represent them???? IF so, you folks are in a world of CRAP!!!
All the women will be one term members and if they don’t sit down and keep their mouths shut they may just find some else could happen. If you let people who have no decorum and try to push there ways on this country they will find there time is short lived. The very fact that AOC has brought George Soro’s money to the country means they need to go immediately.
Looks like she is leading our country down the slippery slope of socialism as did Marx, Lenin, Stalin with Russia, Castro with Cuba, Mao with China , Pol Pot with Cambodia and ow Venezuela’s dictator. Stop this woman before it’s too late.
CONGRATULATIONS, NEW YORK!!!! YOU GOT WHAT YOU VOTED FOR….YOU GOT WHAT YOU WANTED…AND NOW, YOU WILL HAVE TO LIVE WITH 2 MORE YEARS OF THE SAME SOCIALIST AGENDA!!! I HOPE YOU SURVIVE THE NEXT 2 YEARS AND IF NOT…READ LINE ONE!!!
THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF IGNORANT, INSANE AND SOCIALIST POLITICS, THAT COULD BRING NEW YORK TO THEIR KNEES…MAYBE SOME OF YOU SHOULD VISIT VENEZUELA, TO HAVE A PEEK AT THE FUTURE, IF YOU CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THIS ANTI-AMERICAN AGENDA!!!
FIGURE IT OUT AND SEE HOW YOU CAN STOP THE INSANITY, BEFORE YOU ARE LED TO TOTAL CHAOS AND AS ONE OF THE GREATEST CITIES IN THE WORLD, YOU COULD LEAD ODEMONTHERS INTO THE ABYSS OF SOCIALIST OBLIVION!!!
PROTEST AND DEMONSTRAT AGAINST THESE ANTI-AMERICAN DREAMERS, BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!!
THAT INCLUDES YOUR MAYOR AND YOUR GOVERNOR…THEY HAVE BECOME SHEEP, FOLLOWING A DEMON HERDER THAT WILL ONLY LEAD YOU TO RUIN!!!
She obviously intends to lead our country down the slippery slope of socialism/bolshevism as did Marx/Lenin, Castro/Mao/Pol Pot/ etc. and now Venuela’s dictator with Venezuela.
AOC must go ASAP! She is foolish and self centered and a danger to freedom loving patriots everywhere. My ancestors suffered so much to fight at Ticonderoga and Saratoga. They were Virginians fighting for America’s independence. How quickly the idiots of New York have forgotten Revolutionary War history! Shame on all of you that voted this idiot into our Congress!
Good enough for New York . They just keep voting in morons . Sometimes when you aim to destroy the rest of America you get it too . Just wait . If they past that deranged insane embroiled Green Bill New York and the rest of the country will all be dead . She can cut your jobs while she puts her life vet on our dime .
They could thank her more by pulling her sorry ass out of congress.
AOC=ALWAYS OCCASIONALLY CONFUSED
I usually don’t agree with AOC but she is right about Amazon. One needs to include all the jobs that are lost in a community due to Amazon. Look at your city or town. How many retail stores are now empty. All these retail stores paid property taxes that supported public education.
Welcome to the world of stupid liberal socialist idiots ,New York got what they deserve by voting for that idiot.
Whaddya stupid? No body has to work! We’re liberal Democrat Socialist Communists! Everything is free! We’ll give you your plastic tarpin and tell you what tree you can tie it too. Gutters to squat in, soup lines. Toilet paper? ‘Fraid not. Medical? 8-10 months. Wait in line.
Billions in revenue? 25000 jobs? No way.
We’ll decide. We’re liberal Democrat Socialist Communists.
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of idiot Hillary voters.
Sorry, I have no sympathy. 15,000 people in NY elected an unqualified dope for a congressional seat.
Nice billboard!!! All of America is taking it to heart now…. not just citizens of Queens or New York City or New York State…..
Nice billboard! Now everyone knows!!!
Nice billboard… now everyone knows!
They should have seen it coming and prevented it.
New Yorkers sent her to comgress, so they will have to live with her socialist mouth flapping even if it cost them jobs and other losses.
Hopefully this clueless socialist buffon just signed her termination papers. What kind of fool throws away 25,000 plus jobs away for the residents in her district? this girl is a communist, pure and simple. What really makes me wonder, why do people choose any version of socialism when it has failed wherever it’s been tried: tFor a recent example, take a look at Venezuela, one of the wealthiest and prosperous countries in South America, after Argentina that nder maduro, who has basically bankrupted it and it’s citizens were screwed big tome. This girl s good for only a couple of things a laugh and a sure Republican landslide in 2020. I’ll just bet her constituents just love her right now. Time for New York to get rid of this socialistic idiot before she convinces all the fools out there to vote for her and her policies
she still thinks the money is there to spend
Repreentative Cortez is an idiot. She diestroyed the Amazon deal included 25,000 jobs and millions in revenue to the city which is desperately needs.
The mayor is also an idiot to support this loss. How do the NY people elect such idiots- socialists who will destroy. Says a lot about New York Democrats.
When was the last time you noticed caravans of people leaving the United States? I haven’t seen it in my 47 years on this planet. Why, because America can run America and help to run most other countries. Amazon would have helped New York in so many ways. So now that people are seeing and hearing first hand the ridiculous uneducated socialist ways…..WAKE UP!!!!!
Amazon if smart will look at a state that so many caravans of Americans are fleeing to. A state Amazon would be appreciated. New York, illinois, and California should have never been a thought. Why go to a state that you’re thought of as the devil instead of hero. Socialism doesn’t work. If you feel it does ,be a hero to socialist countries and go save them. Billboards in large cities work. Get the messages out CONSERVATIVES .
Its always a pleasure to see NY get what it deserves.
Thankfully AOC is one of the dumbest people in all of the USA and I’M proud she is from New York. Come to think about it Hillary is much smarter than AOC. Wouldn’t it be great to bring Laugh-In back? The whole Democrat-Socialist party has plenty of clowns to keep us all laughing.
She is a deer in the head lights