You might have heard about Amazon’s plan to build a yuge headquarters in New York City. A move sure to create a whole buttload of jobs. Further proving they’re against all things good, lefties kicked up a big fuss at the thought of an evil corporation incorporating in their vicinity. Championed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, socialist hero.
Their douchey efforts paid off. Amazon said “nuh-uh” to their plans and are taking their business elsewhere.
Amazon is ditching its plans to build a new headquarters in New York after facing backlash from members of the community.
“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,” Jodi Seth, an Amazon spokeswoman, said in a statement.
In the statement, Amazon noted that “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.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez saw Amazon’s move as a big win for lefties against big business.
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. https://t.co/nyvm5vtH9k
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 14, 2019
Yeah, nothing says “progress” like chasing away all those tax dollars. Nothing says success like chasing away thousands of jobs. “How dare those evil big businesses attempt to employ our peeps and stimulate our economy. The nerve of those guys!”
Judging from the replies, most people aren’t feeling Alex’s remarks. See for yourself:
AMZN would've created 25K jobs w/avg. salary of $150K…well above your loony $15/hr. min wage idea. It would've meant $10B in tax revenue vs $3B in incentives,..a net gain of $7B for NY. Not 2 mention the local biz who'd benefit from the spending from those jobs. Basic math.
— Ron Wikso (@ronwikso) February 14, 2019
Torpedoing your own citizens, well done.
— KK (@Fritz588_) February 14, 2019
Good job helping to stop this greedy corporation from creating 25,000 high paying jobs in Queens. No on needs those jobs, nor the crowds more customers would create at local retailers, and neither the city nor the state needs the tax revenues those jobs would have produced!
— Peter Schiff (@PeterSchiff) February 14, 2019
You did your constituents who want good paying jobs a disservice! New Yorkers wanted a BETTER deal, not for you to KILL the deal! How do you plan to fulfill your pie in the sky “guaranteed jobs for all” if you are chasing away the job creators?? #AmazonHQ2 #CortezTheJobKiller
— Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) February 14, 2019
Congrats … ny would pay $3bln to receive $27bln over 10yrs, plus 25k jobs all squandered. Seriously nice job
— Bryan Baskin (@BryanKBaskin) February 14, 2019
Oops! Something tells me AOC’s tweet missed the mark.
She sure is putting that economics degree to use, isn’t she? The tax credit wasn’t coming out of anyone’s pocket. It was $3 billion shaved off Amazon’s tax bill, which pales in comparison to what they’d be paying overall. The truth is these lefties just turned down a massive opportunity to make other people’s money theirs.
As her rampant dumbassery continues, people are gonna quickly realize “AOC” isn’t the intellectual heavyweight she makes herself out to be. She’s just a know-nothing ninnymuggins who mistakes her confidence for competence.
Don’t say we didn’t try to warn you: