Cher tears into Ocasio-Cortez for costing NY 25,000 Amazon jobs

Cher tears into Ocasio-Cortez for costing NY 25,000 Amazon jobs
Cher, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Left—YouTube video screen grab; right—via Twitter)

When you’ve lost Cher…

The singer and actress took a jab at New York progressives for squashing a deal with Amazon to establish a satellite headquarters in New York City.

The broken deal, which an Amazon spokesman said was specifically due in part to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her vocal resistance, had the backing of 70% of New Yorkers. It would have brought upwards of 25,000 jobs to the region. Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the news of losing such a vast amount of wealth and work on social media.

“Everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world,” she gloated.

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Cher, as she often finds herself, was confused. Yet she still managed to send a first-of-its-kind coherent inquiry to the New York Democrats who chased Amazon out of the state.

Ocasio-Cortez Defends Chasing Jobs Out

Ocasio-Cortez has been slammed by Hollywood liberals like Cher on one side and establishment Democrats such as Governor Andrew Cuomo on the other.

Cuomo blasted the “small group [of] politicians” who “put their own narrow political interests above their community,” adding they “should be held accountable for this lost economic opportunity.”

Ocasio-Cortez has been furiously tweeting explanations ever since. At a minimum these demonstrate that her degree in economics was more of a pity handout than something showing a breadth of knowledge on the topic.

It’s nearly impossible to overstate the level of incompetence one has to attain to equate tax breaks with actual revenue that should have been spent on things such as teachers and firefighters.

The Magic Is Gone

Cher taking a shot at Ocasio-Cortez is a bit surprising since they both fall in the category of low-information users of social media. Even more so when you consider Cher was singing AOC’s praises not too long ago when the media manufactured a controversy over the New York socialist appearing in a dancing video.

Ocasio-Cortez responded glowingly:

Fantastic. You did multitask — managing to dance Amazon and 25,000 jobs right out of the city at the same time. That really is “kick ass.”

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.