Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Celebrates New York City Losing New Jobs
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Celebrates New York City Losing New Jobs by: Daniel Jennings for Off the Grid News
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) thinks New York City losing new jobs is a good thing. In fact, Time reports that Ocasio-Cortez is actively celebrating the city losing new jobs.
To explain, Ocasio-Cortez (or AOC as she is sometimes called) believes Amazon’s decision not to build a second headquarters in Queens is a victory for New Yorkers. Notwithstanding, New York’s Democratic mayor and New York State’s Democratic governor disagree.
The Amazon facility could have brought “at least 25,000-40,000 good paying jobs for our state and nearly $30 billion dollars in new revenue to fund transit improvements, new housing, schools and countless other quality-of-life improvements,” Governor Andrew M. Cuomo claims.
Democrats Criticize Ocasio-Cortez Because Of New York City Losing New Jobs
However, AOC is not solely responsible for Amazon’s decision to abandon plans for offices in Queens. Instead, The New York Times blames fierce opposition from politicians, union leaders, and others for Amazon’s decision.
Of course, Ocasio-Cortez is not taking any credit herself for the city losing jobs. “Today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers and their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation and the power of the richest man in the world,” the congresswoman tweets.
“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,” an Amazon press release states.
Is The City Losing New Jobs Because New Yorkers Hate Amazon?
Nevertheless, The New York Times names AOC as a leader of the anti-Amazon movement in the city. For instance, the paper claims that Ocasio-Cortez’s upset victory in a 2018 primary election was a result of pent-up anger at Amazon.