Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Upset World’s Biggest Company Is Investing Billions in NYC

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November 13, 2018Nov 13, 2018

Amazon recently announced that it will invest billions of dollars in New York City and bring roughly 25,000 jobs to the Big Apple.

Amazon is dividing the second headquarters evenly between New York’s Long Island City and Arlington County’s Crystal City neighborhoods, which are both located directly across from the major city centers. The company plans to evenly split the offices with as many as 25,000 employees," the Wall Street Journal reported.

While it was welcome news to even far-left Mayor Bill de Blasio, Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is apparently upset by the good news.

"Amazon is a billion-dollar company. The idea that it will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks at a time when our subway is crumbling and our communities need MORE investment, not less, is extremely concerning to residents here,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

She added, “When we talk about bringing jobs to the community, we need to dig deep.”

She then asked several questions about Amazon’s investment:

“-Has the company promised to hire in the existing community?
-What’s the quality of jobs + how many are promised? Are these jobs low-wage or high wage? Are there benefits? Can people collectively bargain?”

https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/1062206203709800448

“Lastly, this isn’t just about one company or one headquarters. It’s about cost of living, corps paying their fair share, etc,” she added. “It’s not about picking a fight, either. I was elected to advocate for our community’s interests - & they‘ve requested, clearly, to voice their concerns.”

https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/1062213685219864576

For most socialists, multi-billion dollar companies are the "enemy," no matter how many people they employ.

Meanwhile, Mayor de Blasio, also a far-left politician, welcomed the influx of jobs, calling it "the single biggest economic development deal in the history of New York City."

Ocasio-Cortez's tired "fair share" argument falls apart quickly in this case too.

Amazon has already vowed to increase its minimum wage for warehouse workers to a generous $15 per hour and plans to expand its U.S. workforce.

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