Queens, New York is still reeling from the loss of Amazon’s deal to massive headquarters in their city. Now a conservative group is blasting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for her role in driving the internet giant away.
The young socialist congresswoman was overjoyed when Amazon pulled out, writing on Twitter, “Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world.”
Amazon, which would have brought a huge economic boost for the area, wrote in a statement that “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.”
The conservative group Job Creators Network shamed Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday with a giant digital billboard in Times Square, The Hill reported.
“25,000 lost NYC jobs. $4 billion in lost wages. $12 billion in lost economic activity in NY. Thanks for nothing, AOC!” the billboard read.
Job Creators Network President and CEO Alfredo Ortiz said in a statement that “The Amazon pullout is a perfect example of what we’ve been saying: socialism takes and capitalism creates. The economic consequences of Amazon’s pullout is just a small taste of the harm that is to come if Ocasio-Cortez’s anti-business canon comes to fruition and is made federal policy.”
Another conservative billboard is slated for Times Square later this year.
Focus on the Family is planning to broadcast a 4D ultrasound image of a baby in the womb on large screens around Times Square in New York City. This will be done on May 4 as part of a “Faith Nation” event.
"We'll have great speakers. We're going to have music, but we're also going to do a live ultrasound of a third-trimester baby," explained Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family.
He added, "And with the 4-D technology that we have, it looks like a picture of a 1-year-old. There is no way a person is going to be able to say, 'That is not a child.' It is a child and we want everybody to see it."