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Ocasio-Cortez takes a victory lap after Amazon scraps plans to build in New York

Notch another victory for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The freshman Democratic representative celebrated online retailer Amazon’s decision Thursday to scrap its plans to build a new headquarters in her New York City district.

“I think it’s incredible,” Ocasio-Cortez responded when asked to comment on Amazon’s about-face. “It shows that everyday Americans still have the power to organize and fight for their communities and they can have more say in this country than richest man in the world.”

Earlier Thursday, the company announced it was reversing the plan, announced in November, to build new East Coast headquarters buildings in New York City and in Arlington, Va. The Virginia part of the plan will go ahead. The company said it would not look for a new location to replace the cancelled $2.5 billion project.

"After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” Amazon spokeswoman Jodi Seth said in a statement.

Ocasio-Cortez was one of the leaders of the fight against the proposed deal, largely over the $3 billion in tax breaks the city and state promised the company.

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Only a Democrat would be happy that a company is not going to build a new headquarters in their district, bringing with it thousands of jobs. Just like the Democrats destroying the coal industry.

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It used to be Pelosi this and Pelosi that with the Trumpists.

Now that she has been seen kicking his butt lately they have switched their attack onto Ocasio-Cortez as everything coo coo clock from the left.

Yeh, they don't much want to talk about Pelosi these days. Her name is a reminder that she's making Trump look even more like a fool.

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41 minutes ago, TomJH said:

It used to be Pelosi this and Pelosi that with the Trumpists.

Now that she has been seen kicking his butt lately they have switched their attack onto Ocasio-Cortez as everything coo coo clock from the left.

Yeh, they don't much want to talk about Pelosi these days. Her name is a reminder that she's making Trump look even more like a fool.

you have just insulted coo coo clocks.

:P

"at least I don't look like a mule."

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Gone in a New York Minute: How the Amazon Deal Fell Apart

The final blow landed Thursday, when Amazon announced on a blog post that it was backing out

 

"....The New York Times editorial board, meanwhile, called the deal a "bad bargain" for the city: "We won't know for 10 years whether the promised 25,000 jobs will materialize," it said.

Anti-Amazon rallies were planned for the next week. Protesters stormed a New York Amazon bookstore on the day after Thanksgiving and then went to a rally on the steps of a courthouse near the site of the new headquarters in the pouring rain. Some held cardboard boxes with Amazon's smile logo turned upside down.

They had a long list of grievances: the deal was done secretively; Amazon, one of the world's most valuable companies, didn't need nearly $3 billion in tax incentives; rising rents could push people out of the neighborhood; and the company was opposed to unionization......

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Gone-in-a-New-York-Minute-How-the-Amazon-Deal-Fell-Apart-505934451.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_CHBrand

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5 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

Gone in a New York Minute: How the Amazon Deal Fell Apart

The final blow landed Thursday, when Amazon announced on a blog post that it was backing out

 

"....The New York Times editorial board, meanwhile, called the deal a "bad bargain" for the city: "We won't know for 10 years whether the promised 25,000 jobs will materialize," it said.

Anti-Amazon rallies were planned for the next week. Protesters stormed a New York Amazon bookstore on the day after Thanksgiving and then went to a rally on the steps of a courthouse near the site of the new headquarters in the pouring rain. Some held cardboard boxes with Amazon's smile logo turned upside down.

They had a long list of grievances: the deal was done secretively; Amazon, one of the world's most valuable companies, didn't need nearly $3 billion in tax incentives; rising rents could push people out of the neighborhood; and the company was opposed to unionization......

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Gone-in-a-New-York-Minute-How-the-Amazon-Deal-Fell-Apart-505934451.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_CHBrand

These companies come in--

They destroy local Commerce.

They destroy local neighborhoods.

They cause any number of problems with roads, traffic jams and other issues that they're never responsible for because they don't pay local tax.

Americans have a right to have control over their own neighborhoods and their own local destinies.

When faceless and nameless out-of-towners own your community you have lost your community.

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1 hour ago, Princess of Tap said:

These companies come in--

They destroy local Commerce.

They destroy local neighborhoods.

They cause any number of problems with roads, traffic jams and other issues that they're never responsible for because they don't pay local tax.

Americans have a right to have control over their own neighborhoods and their own local destinies.

When faceless and nameless out-of-towners own your community you have lost your community.

You may be right (but I don't think so);  Either way,   the type of 'message' you have here, coming from Dem politicians like AOC,  will be the primary reason Trump wins a second term.    (Unless the Dem establishment pushes back hard and basically kicks socialist-dems like AOC out of the party).

 

 

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3 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

You may be right (but I don't think so);  Either way,   the type of 'message' you have here, coming from Dem politicians like AOC,  will be the primary reason Trump wins a second term.    (Unless the Dem establishment pushes back hard and basically kicks socialist-dems like AOC out of the party).

 

 

Because of identity politics this isn't likely to happen though. Just look at the way her supporters try to shut down any criticism of her on here. :rolleyes: 

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On 2/16/2019 at 8:19 PM, Gershwin fan said:

Because of identity politics this isn't likely to happen though. Just look at the way her supporters try to shut down any criticism of her on here. :rolleyes: 

Yes,  it would be difficult in 2020 for the Dem party establishment to support Joe Crowley (former holder of that district),  in a primary challenge against AOC,  since Joe is a white-man.     But they should be able to find a person-of-color in that district that isn't a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.  

As for the death of the Amazon deal;   don't forget AOC is calling for a minimum income for all Americans;  So they don't need no stinking jobs!

 

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