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AOC blasted for 'misleading' tweet taking 'victory lap' over new Amazon jobs in New York City

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was slammed on Friday night over what critics say is a "misleading" tweet touting a new report about Amazon bringing jobs to New York City.

Last summer, Ocasio-Cortez waged war against Amazon after the retail giant struck a deal with the state of New York to open a second headquarters in New York City, which would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, in exchange for $3 billion in state and local subsidies. Ultimately, Amazon backed out of the deal.

However, it was reported Friday that Amazon was leasing a 335,000-square-foot office space in Manhattan that is set to bring more than 1,500 jobs into the city.

Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the news on Twitter.

"Won’t you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway - *without* requiring the public to finance shady deals, helipad handouts for Jeff Bezos, & corporate giveaways," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Maybe the Trump admin should focus more on cutting public assistance to billionaires instead of poor families."

She also posted a picture of herself sitting on the couch with the caption: "Me waiting on the haters to apologize after we were proven right on Amazon and saved the public billions."

 

Many took exception to the "victory lap" the freshman congresswoman made and pointed to the math of the jobs that were still lost from her battle with Amazon.

"Another day, another viral misleading tweet from AOC. Amazon is leasing office space in Manhattan for 1,500 employees, which is 6% of the 25,000 jobs its HQ2 in Queens (her district) was supposed to add," The Daily Caller's Peter Hasson said.

"AOC could have had 25,000 jobs in her district from Amazon, but now, Amazon is only offering 1,500 jobs using rental space OUTSIDE her district. She's taking a victory lap for a 94% loss in jobs in NYC and 25,000 job loss in her district. Socialist logic is incredible," political strategist Caleb Hull wrote.

 

This isn't the first controversy Ocasio-Cortez stirred up on Twitter this week.

The Democratic "Squad" member received pushback Thursday after claiming her family "might've just starved" had the Trump administration's tightened requirements for food stamp recipients been in place when her father died in 2008.

Critics claimed the freshman congresswoman misrepresented the new rule, pointing out that it applies only to childless, able-bodied adults under 50.

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Ocasio-Cortez, 30, responded to the announcement on Twitter on Thursday.

“My family relied on food stamps (EBT) when my dad died at 48. I was a student. If this happened then, we might’ve just starved. Now, many people will,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “It’s shameful how the GOP works overtime to create freebies for the rich while dissolving lifelines of those who need it most.”

The New York Democrat was 19 and about to begin her sophomore year at Boston University when her father, Sergio Ocasio, died of lung cancer. It is likely her mother still would have claimed her as a dependent at that time.

 

Several critics challenged the congresswoman, including The Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington-based think tank, writing: “The rule applies to able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have dependents. The rule wouldn’t apply to parents with minor children, the elderly, or disabled people.”

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""Won’t you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway - *without* requiring the public to finance shady deals, helipad handouts for Jeff Bezos, & corporate giveaways," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Maybe the Trump admin should focus more on cutting public assistance to billionaires instead of poor families."

 

APPLAUSE APPLAUSE you just gotta love that AOC!!!

 

Corporate pork barrel sucks and AOC did a good job. Taxpayers are nuts if they believe corporate welfare pays back.

 

The question is WHY WHY WHY are taxpayers being forced to pay for jobs?  WE taxpayers hear often that a project won't be profitable without tax dollar handouts and I say GO BACK TO THE THE DRAWING BOARD  and/or get out of town and take your tax dollar leeching with you!!!!!

 
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2 hours ago, merrill said:

""Won’t you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway - *without* requiring the public to finance shady deals, helipad handouts for Jeff Bezos, & corporate giveaways," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Maybe the Trump admin should focus more on cutting public assistance to billionaires instead of poor families."

 

APPLAUSE APPLAUSE you just gotta love that AOC!!!

 

Corporate pork barrel sucks and AOC did a good job. Taxpayers are nuts if they believe corporate welfare pays back.

 

The question is WHY WHY WHY are taxpayers being forced to pay for jobs?  WE taxpayers hear often that a project won't be profitable without tax dollar handouts and I say GO BACK TO THE THE DRAWING BOARD  and/or get out of town and take your tax dollar leeching with you!!!!!

 

Listen, dummy. You’re competing with other countries, states and cities when it comes to business. 
 

AOC lost thousands of jobs and millions in revenue because she’s a stupid twit. 

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5 hours ago, merrill said:

""Won’t you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway - *without* requiring the public to finance shady deals, helipad handouts for Jeff Bezos, & corporate giveaways," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Maybe the Trump admin should focus more on cutting public assistance to billionaires instead of poor families."

 

APPLAUSE APPLAUSE you just gotta love that AOC!!!

 

Corporate pork barrel sucks and AOC did a good job. Taxpayers are nuts if they believe corporate welfare pays back.

 

The question is WHY WHY WHY are taxpayers being forced to pay for jobs?  WE taxpayers hear often that a project won't be profitable without tax dollar handouts and I say GO BACK TO THE THE DRAWING BOARD  and/or get out of town and take your tax dollar leeching with you!!!!!

 

  AOC should write a book called The Art of The Deal Done Right

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7 hours ago, merrill said:

""Won’t you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway - *without* requiring the public to finance shady deals, helipad handouts for Jeff Bezos, & corporate giveaways," Ocasio-Cortez said.

 

On 12/7/2019 at 12:03 AM, Old Mack said:

Yo hack...there is 3.500 Amazon employees in NYC already. 

 

How can you come somewhere that you're already at ?

 

 

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7 hours ago, DeepBreath said:

Listen, dummy. You’re competing with other countries, states and cities when it comes to business. 
 

AOC lost thousands of jobs and millions in revenue because she’s a stupid twit. 

 

Corporate pork barrel sucks and AOC did a good job. Taxpayers are nuts if they believe corporate welfare pays back.

 

The question is WHY WHY WHY are taxpayers being forced to pay for jobs?  WE taxpayers hear often that a project won't be profitable without tax dollar handouts and I say GO BACK TO THE THE DRAWING BOARD  and/or get out of town and take your tax dollar leeching with you!!!!!

 

IF lending institutions will not fund projects that are not profitable by design then it is stupid beyond belief for elected officials to force this nonsense on taxpayers!!!!

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22 minutes ago, merrill said:

 

Corporate pork barrel sucks and AOC did a good job. Taxpayers are nuts if they believe corporate welfare pays back.

 

The question is WHY WHY WHY are taxpayers being forced to pay for jobs?  WE taxpayers hear often that a project won't be profitable without tax dollar handouts and I say GO BACK TO THE THE DRAWING BOARD  and/or get out of town and take your tax dollar leeching with you!!!!!

 

IF lending institutions will not fund projects that are not profitable by design then it is stupid beyond belief for elected officials to force this nonsense on taxpayers!!!!

They will go somewhere 

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Corporate pork barrel sucks and AOC did a good job. Taxpayers are nuts if they believe corporate welfare pays back.

 

The question is WHY WHY WHY are taxpayers being forced to pay for jobs?  WE taxpayers hear often that a project won't be profitable without tax dollar handouts and I say GO BACK TO THE THE DRAWING BOARD  and/or get out of town and take your tax dollar leeching with you!!!!!

 

IF lending institutions will not fund projects that are not profitable by design then it is stupid beyond belief for elected officials to force this nonsense on taxpayers!!!!

 

So all too many suggest these tax dollar leeches will take their mismanaged projects elsewhere ======= GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD = can't get out of town soon enough.

 

IF lending institutions will not fund projects that are not profitable by design then it is stupid beyond belief for elected officials to force this nonsense on taxpayers!!!!

 

IF lending institutions will not fund projects that are not profitable by design then it is stupid beyond belief for elected officials to force this nonsense on taxpayers!!!!

 

IF lending institutions will not fund projects that are not profitable by design then it is stupid beyond belief for elected officials to force this nonsense on taxpayers!!!!

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5 hours ago, merrill said:

 

Corporate pork barrel sucks and AOC did a good job. Taxpayers are nuts if they believe corporate welfare pays back.

 

The question is WHY WHY WHY are taxpayers being forced to pay for jobs?  WE taxpayers hear often that a project won't be profitable without tax dollar handouts and I say GO BACK TO THE THE DRAWING BOARD  and/or get out of town and take your tax dollar leeching with you!!!!!

 

IF lending institutions will not fund projects that are not profitable by design then it is stupid beyond belief for elected officials to force this nonsense on taxpayers!!!!

She did a good job by losing thousands of jobs and billions in revenue? 🤣

 

2. Because YOUR area is competing for business, DUMBASS.

 

No business, no jobs. 

 

How hard is this for you retarded inbreds to understand? 

 

3. You want lending institutions to fund UNPROFITABLE projects? 😂

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