Bezos Backlash Begins: Socialist Democrats Decry Amazon HQ2 "Burden" On NYC

Zero Hedge | 11/13/2018 | Staff
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Amazon has only just officially confirmed its plans to split its second headquarters between Queens (specifically the Long Island City neighborhood) and Crystal City, Virginia (a suburb situated just three miles from Washington DC). But already, one newly elected millennial Congresswoman is leading the local backlash against the e-commerce giant, which secured a staggering $1.525 billion in performance based tax incentives from the Democrat-ruled New York State.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, who won her seat following an upset primary victory in the spring over former House leadership member Joe Crowley, is taking a break from her desperate quest to find an affordable Washington DC apartment to stoke public anger against Amazon on behalf of the voters in her district, which includes parts of north-central Queens that are adjacent to LIC.

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In a series of tweets published Wednesday, Cortez claimed that residents in her district are "outraged" by Amazon's decision to move to NYC.

The notion that Amazon will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks while NYC's public infrastructure is literally crumbling before commuters' eyes is an outrage, Ocasio said, adding that "our communities need MORE investment, not less."

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