Amazon recently announced it’s new headquarters plan in New York has been changed, and is no longer planned for New York. The great State Of Ne York not only lost tens of thousands of jobs, but also untold billions in tax and money generated for local businesses. Everyone is blaming one person and one person only – Newly elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Today Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released the following statement 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.” If there is any doubt that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is at fault here, that doubt has now been removed.
Jodi Seth, the head of communications for Amazon, has said Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made “New York a hostile place to do business”. According to Seth, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks it’s “Never Amazon”. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to have no understanding of how much money her state has just lost, and how many jobs her state has lost as well. This is what happens when you elect someone with no practical experience.
Seth also stated it was not “any one incident” that caused Amazon to pull out of New York, but instead constant political discourse over the past three or four months since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was elected to Congress. The problem was also deeper than just one Congresswoman. “There were some local and state elected officials who refused to meet with Amazon and criticized us day in and day out about the plan” Jodi Seth also said.
This is exactly why we should never elect anyone to Congress who has no real political experience.