AOC was jumping for joy when Amazon pulled HQ2 out of New York. Needless to say, not everyone shared her excitement.
What with the loss of jobs and revenue and all.
Because not EVERYONE is as bad at math as she is or believes that the government can just give away the billions of tax credits that they won’t be getting income from.
Cortez really should demand a refund for that economics degree she got.
Even De Blasio and Cuomo are understandably upset.
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.
The fundamentals remain? Are you sure about that Cuomo?
Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed moving money between state accounts and other one-shot actions to cover a $2.6 billion state revenue shortfall, according to a budget update. — WSJ
But let’s leave aside Cuomo’s mishandling of New York and focus on what Miss Cortez did to it.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 20, 2019
Thanks for nothing, indeed.
Feeling a little buyers’ remorse are you New York?
But only about 13 percent of registered Democrats turned out to vote in the 14th Congressional District that takes in parts of Queens and the Bronx, according to a preliminary city Board of Elections tally.
There are 214,750 active registered Democratic voters in the district. Only 27,744 voted, and Ocasio-Cortez won by more than 4,000 votes.
Maybe next time pay more attention to your local elections.
Ignorance is expensive, and AOC has plenty to spare.
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