New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ economic policy regarding Amazon over the weekend; educating the Democratic-Socialist on tax breaks and incentives.
“New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested on Sunday that critics of the potential Amazon campus New York City — such as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — got the facts wrong over the money behind the tax breaks,” writes Fox News.
“And that $3 billion that would go back in tax incentives was only after we were getting the jobs and getting the revenue,” said the mayor. “There’s no money — right.”
Cortez raised eyebrows last week when she suggested spending the non-existent Amazon money on teachers and subways.
“If we were willing to give away $3 billion for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district ourselves, if we wanted to. We could hire out more teachers. We can fix our subways. We can put a lot of people to work for that money, if we wanted to,” said Cortez.
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AMAZON VS AOC: Tech Giant SLAMS Cortez, Says Couldn’t Work In This 'Environment’
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.
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
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.”
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CUOMO EXPLODES: NY Gov. TRASHES ‘Politicians’ and Their ‘Narrow Interests’ for Amazon Disaster
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unloaded on a “small group of politicians” and their “narrow political interests” Thursday after Amazon confirmed they were withdrawing plans to build a massive headquarters in New York City.
“A small group politicians put their own narrow political interests above their community…The New York State Senate has done tremendous damage. They should be held accountable for this lost economic opportunity,” said Cuomo.
NEW: Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "A small group politicians put their own narrow political interests above their community…The New York State Senate has done tremendous damage. They should be held accountable for this lost economic opportunity." https://t.co/vnkdiUJXwZ pic.twitter.com/qjjYBpPCnO
— ABC News (@ABC) February 14, 2019
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez -who represents a section of New York City- hailed the decision; calling Amazon’s sudden withdrawal from the region a success for “everyday” people.