Congratulations, Alexandria Occasio-Cortez! You have just killed 25,000 jobs for urban democrats in one of the most racist and ethnically diverse areas around the world! (half) of its second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, promising to create 25,000 jobs and generate about $ 27.5 billion in tax revenue over the next 25 years. In Amazon, a number of people from unskilled workers work to technical geniuses and would have accumulated large sums in the economy of the city. According to him, the average wage of her workforce in New York would be $ 150,000. Real estate prices in Long Island City jumped 15% after Amazon announced last November.
But after Amazon retired to anti-valentine in the city on February 1
A? A study by Siena this week showed that residents of New York have approved the deal with 56 to 33 percent. Democrats, Governor Andrew Kuoom and Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted on the deal. Oh, and hardly to say that Amazon is a company that employs Democrats. About 87% of employees' donations went to Dems at the last election. As for "the richest man in the world," Bezos began Amazon in his garage. He has built a rich building on one of the most loved companies on earth.
Occasio-Cortes has previously opposed the deal by attracting its wages to "effectively organize against the crash of one of the largest corporations in the world." I agree that taxpayers in New York should not subsidize special tax reductions for corporations, especially behemoths, run by the richest man on earth. Amazon does not need tax breaks and New York is, as Michael Bloomberg pointed out, "luxuriously good" that just costs more to be part of than Dayton or Oklahoma City.
But the AOC did not even understand the foundations of subsidies. She said, "If we want to give $ 3 billion for this deal, we can invest $ 3 billion in our area if we want to. We can hire more teachers, and so on. But it's not that New York would write Amazon for a $ 3 billion check. The vast majority of this money amounts to concessions for Amazon's future tax accounts, with $ 505 million earmarked as cash grants, which will only be granted if Amazon meets certain criteria for job creation and equity investment.
Subsidies. She claims that the neighborhoods she represents near HQ2 are in a state of "outrage." She said Amazon should not get tax breaks "at a time when our metro is falling apart and our communities need more investment, no less." subassembly financing is your goal, Amazon would have delivered many long-term tax revenues once it was launched. And Occasio-Cortez thought that the work of the Amazon did not count for anything unless they came from the "existing community" and were united in union
Both of these ideas were absurd. The Amazon would undoubtedly lead to some new New Yorkers, but the AOS suggests that we need to build a wall around the city to keep dirty outsiders? A huge part of the city's energy comes from all the outsiders we attract, such as the mother born in Puerto Rico by Occasio-Cortez.
As far as mentioning the AOC for trade unions is concerned. Google's nonsense hires around 7,000 people in New York and is expanding. American technology giants are united. This is one of the reasons to become giants first. New York, which required jobs to be united, would hold back the latest companies. Either way, a post as big as Amazon suggests can hardly help expand the neighborhood's capabilities for each taxi driver and sandwich maker all the way to the income scale. Allied construction workers and building crews would benefit.
She also charges the Amazon's plan of "moving," saying, "Moving people from the working class to a community does not improve their quality of life." their apartment for triple what they paid and to move to Fort Lauderdale? A HarrisX survey showed 80% of Queens residents and 77% of district senate residents where HQ2 would be built endorsed by Amazon's offer. The AOC pretends to stand before the people while it actually destroys the possibility of Democrats.  Kyle Smith is the Critic-in-Big in the National Review