Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Proves her Economic Illiteracy With Amazon/Pizza Comparison
It's been kind of a rough few days for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Her
anti-airplane proposal Green New Deal isn't getting the enthusiasm she craves. She'd hoped we would all sign on to stay grounded and beef-free. Alas, we're all too "selfish" to take one for the team.
Then, there's this little exchange where AOC tries breaking down New York's failed Amazon deal using pizza coupons. It went over about as well as you'd expect.
See for yourself:
Costumer: “I’d like to order 25 pizzas. I have a 10-dollar-off coupon I’d like to use, too.” @AOC: “No, you must p… https://t.co/vSi0gFZke9— Boomieleaks (@Boomieleaks) 1550198332.0
That's a perfectly fair assessment. Unaware she's already made it clear she's in desperate need of some gray matter, Cortez herself jumped in to get a piece of the action.
Get ready for this:
More like, “I’d like to order 25 pizzas. I made up this $300-off coupon + demand you take it, and if you want to ta… https://t.co/geCouya2NM— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1550265739.0
I guess she's never heard of negotiating before. See, if the terms aren't agreeable to both parties, there's no deal. Both parties will go off to "see other people" until they find the right fit. They call this free exchange of goods and services capitalism. Also known as the thing "AOC" is trying to crush. If only she knew what it actually is.
Other people were quick to point out her lack of economic knowledge:
@AOC You had nothing from Amazon before they came and now you have nothing now that they're not coming. You saved… https://t.co/aa4mwYg0WS— Artie Fufkin (@Artie Fufkin) 1550266331.0
@AOC https://t.co/J2KRDv1O9F— UnapologeticAmerican🇺🇸 (@UnapologeticAmerican🇺🇸) 1550359407.0
@AOC This metaphor got away from you faster than 25,000 jobs did from Queens.— Adam Trahan (@Adam Trahan) 1550268474.0
@AOC You have to address the fact that you postured (on video) that this deal breaking off saved NY 3 billion dolla… https://t.co/zXIvHWwgu1— Moons (@Moons) 1550271043.0
Yeah, seems as though not too many folks are keen on Cortez's economic illiteracy. Let this sink in. One of the key people in charge of our lives doesn't know how tax breaks work.
New York didn't gain $3 billion after the deal fell through. They were never gonna lose $3 billion either. As the original pizza analogy guy points out, the $3 billion was a simple discount on Amazon's tax bill. In reality, Alexandria's activism means the Big Apple will have less revenue in the long term.
Miss Okeechobee-Corvette fancies herself at the forefront of leftist "thought." Yet a basic understanding of history, civics, and economics seems to elude her. Sad.