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ECONOMICS 101: Cortez Opposed Amazon Because Jobs Weren’t ‘Promised to Local Hires’ or ‘Hiring Union’

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.15.19

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued to defend her actions regarding Amazon’s decision to abandon their NYC headquarters Friday; blasting the potential new positions because they weren’t “hiring union” or “promised to local hires.”

“Amazon touting ‘jobs’ (has anyone fact-checked where this 25k number even came from? How many were promised to be local hires?) …but they refused to even consider hiring union when we insisted labor be part of the conversation. Union jobs are a key ladder to the middle class,” she tweeted.

…but they refused to even consider hiring union when we insisted labor be part of the conversation.

Union jobs are a key ladder to the middle class. https://t.co/HefYzOBhyG

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 15, 2019

Cortez found herself in hot-water with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week, who blasted a small “group of politicians” for putting themselves above their constituents.

AMAZON VS AOC: Tech Giant SLAMS Cortez, Says Couldn’t Work In This 'Environment’

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.15.19

Tech giant Amazon lashed-out at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Friday; blasting the self-described Democratic-Socialist after announcing their plans to abandon its New York City headquarters.

“If you talk to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it’s ‘Never Amazon,'” said Jodi Seth, the head of the policy communications for Amazon. “If you talk to [New York City Councilman Jimmy] Van Bramer, it’s unions.”

“It was that the environment over the course of the past three months had not got any better. There were some local and state elected officials who refused to meet with Amazon and criticized us day in and day out about the plan,” she added.

Cortez praised Amazon’s decision to abandon their NYC proposal, saying “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.”

Read the full report at Fox News.

TOTALLY CONFUSED: Cortez Urges NYC to Spend Non-Existent Amazon Money on Teachers, Subways, MORE

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.15.19

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to fierce criticism of her handling of Amazon’s plan to scrap their plans for a new headquarters in NYC Friday; bizarrely suggesting the city spend the non-existent tax breaks on teachers, subways, and “putting people to work.”

“What do you say to those who say the district is now going to lose 25,000 jobs,” asked one reporter.

“It shows that everyday Americans still have the power to organize and fight for their communities. They can have more say than the richest man in the world,” said Cortez.

“We were subsidizing those jobs. The city was paying for those jobs. If we were willing to give away $3 billion on this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district, in ourselves if we wanted to. We could hire more teachers, we could fix our subways, we could put a lot of people to work for that money,” she added.

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