Democrat Socialist Ocasio-Cortez MAD Amazon to provide 25,000 ‘full-time high-paying jobs’ in Queens

Apparently, getting elected didn't help Ocasio-Cortez acquire extra brain cells.

Whenever Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sits for an interview, people wonder if Boston University is going to demand she return her diploma because of her lack of brain cells giving the school a bad reputation. Her protest of Amazon locating one of its new headquarters in Queens, New York, proves that getting elected to Congress didn’t spur a significant growth of cranial neurons.

Amazon announced that it is going to build one of its two new headquarters in the Queens, NYC neighborhood of Long Island City. The new headquarters would create 25,000 “full-time high-paying jobs,” and Amazon will invest about $2.5 billion in its campus and related projects, including infrastructure and green-space development. The announcement made New York so happy that Mayor DeBlasio and Governor Cuomo appeared in the same building without resorting to violently attacking each other.

But not everyone was happy….the new Democratic-Socialist member of the NY Congressional delegation, the dim-witted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

take our poll - story continues below

What is your top alternative to Facebook? - FIXED

  • What is your top alternative to Facebook?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Conservative Firing Line updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: Dem Rep. Ted Lieu admits: I would love to control content of speech but First Amendment stops me — Video

“The idea that [Amazon] will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks… when our subway is crumbling, and our communities need more investment… is extremely concerning to residents here.”

Hey, Alexandria read the press release — I did.

…more than 25,000 full-time high-paying jobs; approximately $2.5 billion in Amazon investment; 4 million square feet of energy-efficient office space with an opportunity to expand to 8 million square feet; and an estimated incremental tax revenue of more than $10 billion over the next 20 years as a result of Amazon’s investment and job creation.

Later on, it says, 25,000 jobs with an average wage of over $150,000. Not a pauper’s income right?

Daily Wire:

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not happy that Amazon, the world’s most valuable company, has decided to invest billions of dollars and bring approximately 25,000 jobs to New York City.

The 28-year-old bartender turned politician responded to the news that Amazon is bringing a second headquarters to NYC by claiming, without evidence, that her community is “outraged.”

It is? Did she ask anyone?

If that’s why you were elected, you aren’t doing it very well. But don’t worry, if you insist maybe you can convince Cuomo and DeBlasio to offer the Amazon deal to Boston. I bet Beantown would jump at the chance to take it.

Per the contract, Amazon is getting tax breaks for picking the Queens NY site (as expected), but according to the deal they made with New York all the tax breaks are based on the salaries they pay their 25,000 employees so if they don’t put up the cash they don’t get the money.   Amazon has agreed to donate space on its campus for a tech startup incubator and for use by artists and industrial businesses, and Amazon will donate part of its Long Island City land for a site to build a new primary or intermediary public school. The company will also invest in infrastructure improvements and new green spaces.

Green spaces? Isn’t that the kind of save the planet stuff the socialist likes?  After all, she spent her first day in DC  joining a protest outside House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s personal office calling for House Democrats to put forward a climate plan (a neat way for a rookie to impress the probable new speaker of the House).

25,000 high-paying jobs, infrastructure and an estimate of an additional $500M a year in tax revenue for the next two decades.  Many other cities pitched Amazon location and lost. New Yorkers are cheering Amazon’s decision, well except for one. A new member of Congress who is so wrapped up in socialist propaganda that she acts as if she is dumb as a rock. Unless perhaps it is not an act.

Cross-posted with The Lid

Related:

If you haven’t checked out and liked our Facebook page, please go here and do so.  You can also follow us on Twitter at @co_firing_line.  Please be sure to check out our MeWe page here and check us out at ProAmerica Only here.

If you appreciate independent conservative reports like this, please go here and support us on Patreon and get your conservative pro-Trump gear here.

While you’re at it, be sure to check out our friends at Whatfinger News, the Internet’s conservative front-page founded by ex-military!

And if you love free speech as much as we do, please go here and help us fight social media censorship.

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.