Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren celebrate Amazon canceling New York headquarters

I know a lot of people were on the fence about the tax breaks that Amazon was getting as a result of their NY/VA HQ2 deals - but the amount of jobs, with high salaries, that would be brought in to an area of NYC that is considered to be “underserved” or “up and coming” was a good deal for the locals. Somehow - AOC managed to celebrate that thousands of jobs would not be created in the area she represents. How stupid is that?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is taking a victory lap after delivering the goods in her fight against Amazon.

The star freshman Democrat – along with other lawmakers – had strongly criticized the planned opening of Amazon’s second headquarters in New York.

So, after Jeff Bezos’ tech giant announced Thursday it was pulling the plug on its proposed Long Island City location, the Bronx native had something to celebrate.

“Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world,” she tweeted.

Democratic 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren also celebrated the decision, tweeting: “.@Amazon – one of the wealthiest companies on the planet – just walked away from billions in taxpayer bribes, all because some elected officials in New York aren’t sucking up to them enough. How long will we allow giant corporations to hold our democracy hostage?”

Other New Yorkers were not so pleased.

“Absolutely disgraceful that @amazon is driven from New York by left wing progressive politicians. Terrible loss of jobs for New York workers and New York economy,” Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., tweeted.

It came after Amazon said in a statement that pushback from New York lawmakers was a key factor in the decision to cancel its plans.

“After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” the statement read.

"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.

“While polls show that 70% of New Yorkers support our plans and investment, 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 added that it is “disappointed to have reached this conclusion.”

The opposition against HQ2 has been mounting in recent months. In December, for example, Amazon execs were grilled and jeered at a New York City Council meeting over the deal.

Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez trashed the plan – which had promised to create 25,000 jobs and over $27.5 billion in tax revenue in 25 years – and called on “everyday people” to “effectively organize against creeping overreach of one of the world’s biggest corporations.”

The deal was greeted with much fanfare, though, when it was announced last year and was lauded as a major economic boost by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and others.

Amazon said it would proceed as planned with the second part of its HQ2, which will be built in Northern Virginia, as well as its distribution center that it said it would open in Nashville. It will also continue to “hire and grow across our 17 corporate offices and tech hubs in the U.S. and Canada.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-celebrates-amazon-canceling-new-york-headquarters-after-backlash

nothing like costing an area thousands of jobs

democrats hate prosperity

Funny how New York governor slammed libs new Princess.

Socialism: its good for the prosperity that plagues you.

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I hope my hometown of Philadelphia gets it. They were a front-runner for it and they could really use the jobs and revenue that all those Amazon workers would be spending out on the local economy.

Philly cheese steak…if for any other reason one needs to go there. :wink:

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I went to both Pat’s and Geno’s when I was home over the holidays - both could use the lift.

I can’t remember where I went since it’s been so long and I wasn’t driving. But it was good enough for me to buy second one for ride home.

But during my wonders I’ve found some of best tasting food are those holes in corner.

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Haha Jeff Pedos is not happy. He was shilling so hard for Dems and this is what he got. Don’t stop AOC, piss off even more Dems and their shills. You are fantastic saboteur.

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Then better it go to people who appreciate it rather than those who don’t.

Not to worry, another state will belly up to the bar and buy the jobs amazon offers.

Some states are smarter than others.

Im glad Amazon walked away , let them set up shop somewhere else and bring the jobs there

too bad so sad new yorkers, you wanted AOC and the her kind , you got it now.

good luck

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They love their little princess. She can’t do no wrong.

More democrats attack her the more they will remember it at the polls. :wink:

The Princess of Crazy is who the DNC-brand Democrats really are. She not crazy because she’s an ignoramus but because she and others like her don’t think they have to hide their socialism anymore. Just like Bernie doesn’t need to pretend to be an independent anymore.

These are the people that the anticommunists of old were fighting to prevent, were tight to fight to prevent, and who should have kept on fighting to prevent without letup.

And libs are flinging poo at the Occasional-Cortex.

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Chimps in zoos have a reputation of flinging crap at those who make eye contact with them.

They think they have the masses behind them enough to come out of closet now…and thus rallying around their little princess in doing so.

It’s an illusion being brought about by the echo chambers of Left wing ranting having been purged of conservatives. They don’t hear anything unlike them, see anything unlike them, so they speak everything on their minds.

They are the NPCs. Such strong individuals that you can hardly tell them apart.

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thing is we have the advantage. We know who and what they are…but they have shelter themselves off from us.

@SneakySFDude once told me they can’t understand me, not because of my inability to write but they never experienced someone like me or my mindset/views.

So I try to take that at heart with my interactions with em…but I’ve found they aren’t interested.

Meanwhile we are bombarded with their views…whether we are watching TV, late night to comedy shows, news and newspapers, radio station even when were listening to music.

Same drumbeat that we hear.

Earlier today I came across a great dig that often applies: if common sense were lard they couldn’t grease a frying pan…

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