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Ocasio-Cortez finds Amazon’s HQ2 in NYC ‘extremely concerning’
nypost ^ | 11/13/2018 | Natalie Musumeci

Posted on 11/13/2018 9:25:52 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27

Queens residents are “outraged” at Amazon’s plans to build part of its second headquarters in Long Island City, according to Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The Democratic Socialist, who cruised to victory in the midterm elections after beating Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens) in an upset primary win in June, fired off a series of tweets Monday night into Tuesday regarding the blockbuster plans.

“We’ve been getting calls and outreach from Queens residents all day about this. The community’s response? Outrage,” Ocasio-Cortez, who officially takes office in January, tweeted.

The 29-year-old went on to say: “Amazon is a billion-dollar company. 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.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: amazon; cortez; hq2; nyc; oscasio
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1 posted on 11/13/2018 9:25:52 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

But, I thought you wanted jobs?

Enjoy the suck New York!


2 posted on 11/13/2018 9:27:43 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

She has a point. Blind pigs and acorns and all that.


3 posted on 11/13/2018 9:28:18 AM PST by lastchance (Credo.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Well maybe she can demand heavy taxes on Amazon to force them to increase their prices and make small local stores more appealing? I am holding my breath on it.


4 posted on 11/13/2018 9:28:22 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: ChicagoConservative27

I guess she’d rather no Amazon at all than a deal with Amazon. A glass half full is no good, ma’am?


5 posted on 11/13/2018 9:28:44 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (May Jesus Christ be praised.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
“Amazon is a billion-dollar company.

Wrong, bitch...............

6 posted on 11/13/2018 9:28:45 AM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: Morpheus2009

Correction: I am not holding my breath on it


7 posted on 11/13/2018 9:28:48 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Tax breaks to businesses come out of the pockets of the taxpayers.


8 posted on 11/13/2018 9:28:56 AM PST by I want the USA back (It's Ok To Be White. White Lives Matter. White Guilt is Socially Constructed)
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To: Red Badger

It’s a multi-billion dollar company!


9 posted on 11/13/2018 9:29:58 AM PST by vette6387
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To: I want the USA back

When it’s compared to “The business not coming” then the economics look better.


10 posted on 11/13/2018 9:30:09 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (May Jesus Christ be praised.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Socialism involves central planning. Central planners control who, what, where, when, and how people work.


11 posted on 11/13/2018 9:31:04 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: I want the USA back

“Tax breaks to businesses come out of the pockets of the taxpayers.”

Not if you’re a Socialist! The financial tooth fairy makes everything come out just right for everyone


12 posted on 11/13/2018 9:31:25 AM PST by vette6387
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To: ChicagoConservative27

She’s stepping on Amazon for cash. When she gets paid off, she’ll shut up quickly.


13 posted on 11/13/2018 9:32:10 AM PST by akalinin
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Shut it down Alexandria!! Use your voice! And all that power you have in Congress now!! Hearings I say. We need hearings!!


14 posted on 11/13/2018 9:32:24 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: vette6387

Amazon is a TRILLION dollar company.


15 posted on 11/13/2018 9:33:31 AM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Very concerning? What the hell does that mean? The word concerning means pertaining to, regarding, or relating to someone or something. It does not mean what she thinks it means here. I think she’s looking for disconcerting.


16 posted on 11/13/2018 9:34:16 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (There are two kinds of people: Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Socialists: like the mentally retarded but without the excuse.


17 posted on 11/13/2018 9:34:33 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Indeed high taxes is what drove businesses off shore.


18 posted on 11/13/2018 9:34:42 AM PST by Vaduz (women and children to be impacIQ of chimpsted the most.)
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To: akalinin

And the next thing you know, she’s living in a million dollar condo in Washington DC!


19 posted on 11/13/2018 9:34:58 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

remember when she got caught using uber after going off on some tangent about taxis?

I’ll bet she uses amazon too


20 posted on 11/13/2018 9:35:17 AM PST by cableguymn (We need a redneck in the white house....)
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