Rep. Ocasio Cortez believes it’s more important to verbally castigate Amazon, than to creat jobs for her constituents.
Today’s New York Post ran a piece entitled, “Ocasio-Cortez Cheers as Amazon Scraps NYC Headquarters.” From the article:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a victory lap on Twitter Thursday over news that Amazon is scrapping its plan to build a new headquarters in Queens.
“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,” she tweeted.
At one time, I would have dismissed Rep. Ocasio-Cortez as a vapid little child pretending to be a grownup and not succeeding; cute but harmless. Today’s little stunt shows just how dangerous she and her ilk can be. An almost trillion dollar company, once willing to add 20,000 jobs to the New York City economy, is now withdrawing its offer because of the hostile political climate towards it in the city. My fellow RedStater, Brandon Morse explains how it all played out in his article here. He clearly shows how a business, if not appreciated, will withdraw, leaving an employment vacuum, where 20,000 jobs were once expected.
I could say that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and her tribe of know-nothings and do-nothings, remind me of the Bar Scene in the original Star Wars, but that would be unfair. At least those characters had some idea of what they were doing, whether it be drinking, listening to music or planning their next smuggling operation. Instead, these urchins are more akin to the savage boys in the Beach Scene from Lord of the Flies; mindless, emotional rage that eventually tries to consume itself—hopefully before it destroys what the rest of us have built.
On a little lighter note, there could be another reason why Jeff Bezos really tanked the NYC project. We can all assume that to open a major new plant is very expensive. We’re talking billions, especially in a Democrat controlled, graft ridden berg such as NYC.
My bet is that Mr Bezos is husbanding (pun intended) his cash in order to deal with how shall I say it, issues regarding his domestic tranquility, now no longer extant. Given that pre-nuptial agreements aren’t worth the paper they are written on (so says every ambulance chaser I’ve ever met) and this his financial exposure to the soon-to-be ex-Mrs Bezos is quite large, is it inconceivable that a settlement right around the price tag of his proposed headquarters might be in the offing? Asking for a friend.
Mike Ford is a retired Infantry Officer who writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters.
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