NYC Billboard Puts Ocasio-Cortez on Blast Over Amazon Pullout: ‘Thanks for Nothing’

A conservative group is taking a swipe at freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for her role played in Amazon ditching their new headquarters plans in her state, adding to the continued criticism from others.

On a billboard in New York City, Job Creators Network (JCN) is putting the self-described Democratic socialist on blast over Amazon’s pullout.

“25,000 lost NYC jobs, $4 billion in lost wages, $12 billion in lost economic activity for NY,” the billboard reads. “Thanks for nothing, AOC!”

JCN’s president and CEO Alfredo Ortiz said on Wednesday, “The Amazon pullout is a perfect example of what we’ve been saying: socialism takes and capitalism creates.”

“The economic consequences of the HQ2 termination gives America a small taste of the harm that is to come if Ocasio-Cortez’s anti-business canon comes to fruition and is made federal policy,” Ortiz added.

Check out the billboard below:

Amazon pulled the plug after several left-leaning politicians were opposed to the deal.

Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the decision, and now, she’s defending her role, claiming the deal was “one of the biggest giveaways in state history,” as IJR Red reported.

The Democrat’s vocal defense about Amazon’s pullout has put her under fire from even members of her own party.

During a recent CNN interview, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) ripped into her fellow Democrat colleague for “protesting jobs.”

“It used to be that we would protest wars. Now, we’re protesting jobs?” Maloney said.

Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also laid into Ocasio-Cortez’s claim the city was giving away $3 billion to Amazon.

“[…] And that $3 billion that would go back in tax incentives was only after we were getting the jobs and getting the revenue,” Blasio said during an NBC News interview, adding, “There’s no money — right.”

Blasio’s comments come after Ocasio-Cortez said now that the deal is off, the $3 billion could be invested into the district — it’s unclear if the freshman representative fully understood the economics with the Amazon deal when she became so vocal about it.

The billboard’s message will be on view to the public through Wednesday.

Responses

  1. AOC has no understanding of economics or math. She thinks $0 +$0=$1,000,000. She can’t answer how she’s going to pay for all her free stuff except higher taxes. Even if it’s free, it costs.

  2. Is the confederacy of dunces unraveling? Say it ain’t so. The world’s upside down when duh Blasio is able to redirect an aberrant socialist view

  3. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” …then AOC won the primary in her district.

    AOC demonstrates the need to be an informed and politically savvy voter. The constituents in her district were literally asleep at the switch.

    For the next two years she’ll be good for entertainment value and revealing the true beliefs of the Democrats.

    1. Now that certain democrats are calling her out I’m encouraged that you’re right: she’ll be good for an amusement and for setting a waypoint of values clarification

      1. You’re correct in the respect that Nancy Pelosi has deprived her of the primo committee appointments. Frankly, I think Pelosi is scared of her for these reasons: 1) She may embarrass the Democrat party. 2) She may become the face of the Democrat party, and Nancy feels threatened. 3) AOC will reveal the true values (values?) of the Democrat party.

        1. Yes Pelosi would be paranoid about keeping her grand poopah spot, but if she knows nothing else she knows she must suppress AOC’s dreams as they might smack of a platform and Nancy abhors all platforms other than those whose intentions are to impeach

    2. WHC, she may be a “one-hit” wonder and be primaried out. Consider the demographics of her district. Then consider that 81% of blacks and 70+% of Hispanics supported Amazon coming to NYC.

      On the other hand it’s hard to overestimate the influence of identity politics and the promise of “free” stuff to low-info voters.

      1. “Low-info voters” Screw? That’s generous. But you’re right about the draw of the promised “Free”. Free’s alluure is hard to resist especially by la resistance: a ride to the polls (with a teleprompted legacy-like soliloquy a la Barry available through the free ear buds, and/or a very diverse and chattering driver to amuse you with tales of minority power, inclusivity and Bolshevikian heroics), a primer on who best to vote for, a Big Mac chit, and a prime spot in a flash crowd

        1. Khyber,
          1. those ear buds are likely hooked to Obamaphones.
          2. they don’t need rides. The friendly vote-harvester will collect them.
          3. you’re assuming they can read. English.

      2. I sure hope you’re right that she gets primaried out! I also hope that it reiterates to her district the much over used cliche of “elections have consequences”.

        1. WHC, let’s hope. I’ll agree that that cliché is much used (thanks Barry!), but apparently neither often enough nor heeded.

  4. AOC’s constituents look at her like Jim Jones’ followers looked at him. They too drank the Kool aid

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