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America gets a lesson on how ‘progressives’ kill jobs: Amazon pulls NYC deal with AOC’s stamp of approval

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrated news that Amazon cancelled its plans for a New York City headquarters, taking with it thousands of jobs.

The decision appeared to be a victory of sorts for the freshman New York congresswoman after her very vocal opposition to the e-commerce giant’s desire to build its second headquarters in Long Island City.

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The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist touted the news in a celebratory tweet on Thursday, blasting Amazon’s “corporate greed” and “worker exploitation.”

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, both Democrats, had pushed for the deal that would have created at least 25,000 new jobs. But Ocasio-Cortez and fired-up angry residents slammed the incentives package which effectively gave the company a $3 billion payment in tax breaks and subsidies.

“For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term,” the company said in a statement, according to Fox Business.” While polls show that 70% of New Yorkers support our plans and investment, 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 with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City.”

De Blasio regretted that Amazon “threw away” the chance to do business “in the greatest city in the world,” though it seemed the company had little choice in the face of the hostile environment created by critics.

As political commentator John Burnett noted, ‘progressives’ aren’t about job creation, and Americans should take notice:

The Valentine’s Day break-up seemed like ironic timing for the announcement.

While Ocasio-Cortez smugly applauded the news, it seems she was also keeping out of the spotlight.

Many were not patting the freshman lawmaker on the back.

And others wondered what the move could spell for 2020.

Frieda Powers

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