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World's Most Valuable Company Invests in New York, Makes Ocasio-Cortez Furious

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Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not at all happy about, Amazon, arguably the most valuable and important company in the world investing in the city of New York.

Apparently there’s a problem with the idea of a company investing billions of dollars and creating 25,000 jobs in her city that just irks her to no end. After all, why would anyone want to see folks going back to work, providing for themselves and their families, and having a number of doors suddenly open to them, when they can have the government take care of them from cradle to grave?

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday:

New York City and Northern Virginia will be the homes for Inc.’s second and third headquarters, according to people familiar with the matter, ending a more than yearlong public contest that started with 238 candidates and ended with a surprise split of its so-called HQ2.

Amazon is dividing the second headquarters evenly between New York’s Long Island City and Arlington County’s Crystal City neighborhoods, which are both located directly across from the major city centers. The company plans to evenly split the offices with as many as 25,000 employees.

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The decision effectively gives Amazon a major presence in three coastal hubs that politically lean left, at a time when tech companies are under scrutiny for their perceived elitism and liberal social views.

“Amazon is a billion-dollar company,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “The idea that it will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks at a time when our subway is crumbling and our communities need MORE investment, not less, is extremely concerning to residents here.”

Ocasio-Cortez provided no evidence that residents in her district were angered by Amazon’s decision. As for Amazon receiving tax breaks, the Journal only notes that the company’s decision to open additional headquarters “has brought additional scrutiny to potential incentives Amazon might receive to locate in certain areas.”

Like any good socialist, Ocasio-Cortez stated that she wants Amazon to “pay their fair share,” which is code word for “wealth redistribution.”

“Lastly, this isn’t just about one company or one headquarters. It’s about cost of living, corps paying their fair share, etc.,” she wrote. “It’s not about picking a fight, either. I was elected to advocate for our community’s interests – & they‘ve requested, clearly, to voice their concerns.”

How sad is it that instead of seeing this as a fantastic opportunity for the folks who live in her local community, providing them with much needed economic stimulation, she sees it as a greedy corporation — that she herself probably uses — coming to take advantage of the less fortunate.

This is the kind of warped mindset that leftism produces and when applied to the real world, it can cause some serious damage.

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Source: Daily Wire

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