American singer and actress Cher took a jab at New York progressives for squashing a deal with Amazon to establish its second headquarters in New York City.
The broken deal, which an Amazon spokesman said was specifically due, in part, to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her vocal resistance, was supported by 70 percent of New Yorkers.
It would have brought upward of 25,000 jobs to the region.
On social media, Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the news of losing such a vast amount of wealth and work.
“Everyday New Yorkers and their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world,” she gloated.
Cher, as she often finds herself, was confused.
Yet she still managed to send a first-of-its-kind coherent inquiry to the New York Democrats who chased Amazon out of the state.
Are 25 Thousand New Jobs (Plus Thousands of Ancillary Jobs) Not a Good Idea For The Ppl Of NY
— Cher (@cher) February 15, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez defends chasing out jobs. Ocasio-Cortez has been lampooned by Hollywood liberals like Cher on one side, and Establishment Democrats such as Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the other.
Cuomo blasted the “small group [of] politicians” who “put their own narrow political interests above their community,” adding they “should be held accountable for this lost economic opportunity.”
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Ocasio-Cortez has been furiously tweeting explanations ever since which, at a minimum, demonstrate that her degree in economics was more of a pity handout than something showing a breadth of knowledge on the topic.
.@AOC responding to criticism that by Amazon pulling out of HQ2 in Queens, 25,000 jobs were lost: “We were subsidizing those jobs.”
Says if state/city was willing to “give away $3 billion for this deal,” investments can be made …read more