Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was at the forefront of driving Amazon HQ2 out of New York City.
Here is what is so Amazing about this. Amazon HQ2 was slated to be built in Long Island City, which is part of the NY-12 Congressional District, which is adjacent to Ocasio-Cortez’s own NY-14. Her very own constituents would have be able to walk to jobs at Amazon HQ2.
But it’s a good thing that she stopped her unemployed constituents from being exploited.
— Laura Nahmias (@nahmias) February 14, 2019
When the news of the HQ2 pullout went public, there were some people in the area that were less than pleased and couldn’t figure out what some politicians had against HQ2.
"This is, quite honestly, one of the saddest days in New York City's history." A Long Island City business owner told NY1's @MylesMill that it is "beyond crazy that there could be any situation where Amazon coming to New York could be viewed a negative by anybody." pic.twitter.com/ZWHISdfhLW
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) February 14, 2019
This guy is right, it’s am embarrassment. But that is socialism for you, it’s better to have a vacant lot that gets used for overflow truck parking than to create thousands of working and middle class jobs if it means a billionaire makes more money.
Not everyone in Queens is happy to see #Amazon pull out of #LIC. Let’s just say this is the clean version. Local business owner Josh Bowen just shouted city officials right away from their own victory speech. Stay tuned. Such a bitter debate, on both sides. #LongIslandCity pic.twitter.com/lJKgBh2Uvu
— Stacey Sager (@staceysager7) February 14, 2019
Can you imagine being the pizza shop owner who was thinking about placing an order for new ovens and mixers hoping to be the lunch spot for 25,000 new Amazon workers? Now his champion AOC just kicked his legs out from under him.
You’d think that next time all of these people would remember the thousands of jobs lost and pull the lever for the Republican challenger, but they won’t.
Remember this quote:
“The trouble with socialism is that you can vote your way into it, but you have to shoot your way out of it.”
Well, these people voted in socialism.
Because of New York City’s gun laws, they won’t be able to shoot their way out.