World’s second most valuable company opening HQ in NYC, so naturally Ocasio-Cortez is … angry?

World’s second most valuable company opening HQ in NYC, so naturally Ocasio-Cortez is … angry?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Democracy Now! video screen grab)

Yeah, she gets it. On Monday the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon would be supplementing its original headquarters in Seattle with installations in New York’s Long Island City, a neighborhood in the borough of Queens, and Arlington, Va.’s County’s Crystal City.

The company, second in value only to Apple, surged 35% this year. The two new headquarters will add 25,000 new jobs to their areas combined.

To most people, and especially politicians, who devote part of their energies to attempting to makie such deals a reality, this is great news. But not to Democratic wunderkind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who tweeted in reaction to the news:

And she’s not the only one who sees the obvious downside. She subsequently tweeted:

So the people who voted for her are about as smart as she is. Sorta makes sense.

But just to show you she’s really thinking about this, she further writes:

What’s that expression about a gift horse? Apparently, Ocasio-Cortez isn’t aware that new jobs — even if they are not awarded to local residents — create other jobs in the area. New restaurants are likely to open to accommodate the heightened lunchtime traffic from the addition of 12,500 warm bodies to the local workforce. The new workers will also need places to live — something she in particular should identify with — which means new revenues from apartment rental and home sales.

Last July, DNC Chairman Tom Perez said that Ocasio-Cortez is “the future of the Democratic Party.” God, I sure hope he’s right.

(h/t The Daily Wire)

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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