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.
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“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.