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“Thanks for nothing, AOC!”
A giant digital billboard in Times Square is calling out freshman Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her supposed role in sinking the city’s deal with Amazon. The billboard, paid for by business advocacy group the Job Creators Network, details just a few of the things New York may have lost when the deal went sideways.
That list included:
Forbes addressed the ways the failed deal could ultimately hurt New Yorkers in an article published late last week.
Article - Order - Effects - Deal - Failure
According to that article, even the “first order” effects of the deal’s failure could prove devastating to New York.
From a purely economic point of view, Amazon was expected to generate $27.5 billion in tax revenue over a 25-year period, 9x the $3 billion government incentives offered. Anyone arguing that $3 billion was an overly excessive offer accidentally chased out $24.5 billion from the city. And that is just the first-order effect.
Ocasio-Cortez - Opposition - Move
Ocasio-Cortez has long insisted that the opposition to the move was entirely community-based.
Yeah I’m laughing @ this.
Amazon - District
Amazon was not coming to my Congressional district, had no concentrated...
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