Ocasio-Cortez celebrates as Amazon reportedly reconsiders HQ2 deal


>>WE HAD 234 CITIES THAT COMPETED FOR THIS. THIS WAS THE GRAND PRIZE FROM AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POINTS OF VIEW. THAT POLITICAL OPPOSITION IN AND OF ITSELF WITHOUT MERIT AND WITHOUT FACT, AND SAY I’M GOING TO ALLOW POLITICAL OPPOSITION FOR THE SAKE OF POLITICS TO STOP WHAT IS A NATIONALLY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT. LIZ: A GROWING SPLIT WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO SLAMMING HARD-CORE LEFT DEMOCRATS FOR LOCKING AMAZON. AMAZON MAY PULL STAKES DUE TO A MASSIVE BLOWBACK OVER A TAX BREAK FROM THE STATE AND CITY. SOCIALIST ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ IS CELEBRATING THE LOSS OF 25,000 HIGH-PAYING JOBS. TWEETING CAN EVERYDAY PEOPLE COME TOGETHER AND FIGHT BACK AGAINST CREEPING OVERREACH OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST CORPORATIONS? YES, THEY CAN.>>I DON’T AGREE WITH HER MUCH, BUT I THINK SHE IS RIGHT ON THIS. THE GOVERNOR IS CORRECT TO SAY THIS IS A COMPETITION BETWEEN HUNDREDS OF CITY, BY THE WAS A COMPETITION FOR WHO COULD OFFER THE BIGGEST BRIBES. IF YOU WANT TO ATTRACT JOBS TO YOUR CITY, THE WAY TO DO IT IS THROUGH OFFERING TAX CUTS OR DEREGULATION OR INFRASTRUCTURE OR TRAINING INFORMATION WORKERS, NOT JUST HANDING OUT TAXPAYER MONEY. I THINK SHE WAS RIGHT TO CALL THEM OUT ON IT. LIZ: I HEAR WHAT YOU ARE SAYING. YOU ARE SIDING WITH THE TRUE LIBERTARIANS SAYING HEY, GOVERNMENT GET OUT. AMAZON WANTS TO PAY OUT EVERYBODY YEAR $3.75 BILLION IN TOTAL AVERAGE SALARIES FOR 25,000 HIGH-PAYING JOBS. AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY OF $150,000. THEY ARE GOING TO INVEST BILLIONS MORE INTO THE AREA. WE ARE TALKING $3.8 BILLION. WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT THAT MATH?>>THESE CALCULATIONS HAVE BEEN USED FOR A LONG TIME TO JUSTIFY THIS. BUT IT’S BEEN DEBUNKED. THESE BENEFITS NEVER IN THE END MATERIALIZE, THE MONEY IS HANDLED OVER TO THE COMPANIES BUT IT NEVER RETURNS. LIZ: I COVERED THE IRS AND TAXES FOR YEARS AND DECADES. WHEN WALMART COMES TO TOWN, THIS A HALO EFFECT OF OTHER BUSINESSES POPPING UP, AND IT BASICALLY CREATES CHECK BASICALLY CREATES -HECK BASICALLY CREATES –ECK BASICALLY CREATES — CK BASICALLY CREATES — CREATES ECONOMIC GROWTH.>>I AGREE WITH YOU, BUT IT’S MUCH MORE POWERFUL AND THIS IS MY ARGUMENT FOR AMAZON. GO AHEAD AND HAVE THAT MULTIPLIER EFFECT. LIZ: I UNDERSTAND. AMAZON LEAVES, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CREATE JOBS?>>THE WAY YOU ALWAYS CREATE JOBS, MAKING THE THINGS I ARGUED FOR, TAX CUTS, DEREGULATION, MAKING A PLACE AN ATTRACTIVE PLACE FOR A BUSINESS TO START UP. LIZ: GUESS HOW NEW YORK CITY AND THE FIVE BOROUGHS WERE BUILT?

100 thoughts on “Ocasio-Cortez celebrates as Amazon reportedly reconsiders HQ2 deal

  1. I hope 'the waitress' takes all of you New Yorkers who sent her to Congress, and sends you right down the unemployment tube.

  2. We could can compare this to a US Air Force base were the tax payer pays a 100% to keep that base going…I have seen military bases close down and right after the whole town basically shuts down because of the loss in economic revenue (military towns) same for college towns were the tax payer pays higher taxes because of the major university but with this we get revenues from football games and students using services from the local citizen business owners…California and New York are anti business

  3. If she's going to keep doing this stuff we ought to start promoting her. This single moved denied the crazy left in NY billions of dollars per year to support their stupid progressive agenda. Let's all start singing her praises and support more of these kinds of actions.

  4. Dude, the basic math is irrefutable. $3.5B will garner at least $350M in local taxes (actually more when non-income taxes are included like sales and property), year in and year out. That is all lost.

  5. AOC has caused incalculable damage to New York City with her opposition to the Amazon deal. It is her type of socialist ideology that drove Venezuela and countless other countries into the ground, but New Yorkers elected her (as foolish Venezuelans elected Chavez and Maduro, to their painful detriment), so now they will have to suffer the consequences. AOC is nothing more than a chicken-brained loser who didn't make it as a bartender, isn't making it as a leftist politician, and is an embarrassment to Boston University, which must be painfully regretting they ever granted her an "economics" degree!

  6. Wtf is this hilton prick talking about? What tax payer money handed over to amazon? There isn't 2.6billion just sitting there. That's not what tax incentive mean…even this fucktard went full AOC… He probably thinks unemployment rate is low because everyone is working 2 jobs too.

  7. I'm all for free jobs and free weed. We need more weed to create more jobs. I love catching the Cortez bug. You don't have to think anymore, let the stupidy take over and never stress out again.

  8. why amazon should be out of aoc turf? 1. aoc receive nothing on amazon deal, zero, the deal was done before she was voted to office, 2. if amazon move in the real estate goes up so is the rent. 3. voters for aoc can't afford to stay and move out, amazon people move in. 4. aoc won't have enough supporters left to vote for coming election 5. aoc become one term cong. end of career, goes back to bar tending,
    hopefully new yorkers understand why she is desperate? aoc understood perfectly.

  9. Come on… this dude is obviously an idiot, but why can't people in the media let the interviewees finish talking?

  10. She's the gift that just keeps on giving!!! Don't interrupt your enemy when its destroying it's self!! WWG1WGA & MAGA

  11. "Create an attracted place for B-U-S-I-N-E-S-S to start…" – What an idiot Steve Hilton. DO YOU LISTEN TO YOURSELF?!?! Wonder why she cut you off and slam you at the end…GET A CLUE!!!

  12. I've never heard of anyone referencing the "halo effect" in this context. Typically it's used as a sort of cognitive bias e.g an attractive person can also be perceived as funny, and/or intelligent. Other businesses popping up around a new head quarters of a major, well recognized brand; like Amazon, is just taking advantage of the economic opportunity due to the influx of traffic..

  13. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez … “What this is a celebration of, is that, everyday people in the community stood up and wanted a say in what was happening in their own backyard.” … This makes me cringe to hear such a stupid comment coming from her, a congresswoman's, arrogant mouth.

    A celebration? Everyday people? … A select few lowlifes piss & moan costing NY 25,000 jobs. Listening only to jerks, she never got a true general consensus. She'll canvass door to door for votes, but never reached out to NY’s working class. Her and the dismal Amazon protesters cost NY Giga bucks.

  14. Steve Hilton is an utter moron. Nobody was giving away tax money, you imbecile. They were promising a tax reduction on MONEY THAT AMAZON WOULD BRING TO NY! Where do they find these retards?

  15. The stuff Cortez says sounds like the same stuff me and my friends say when we’re drunk and just blurting out random numbers to each other because we’re mad

  16. "Handing out taxpayer money"?
    How is "money handed over"? Does what this man say about HANDING OVER money make any sense?

  17. Watch "AOC ANSWERS CASTING CALL TO RUN 4 CONGRESS!" on YouTube
    https://youtu.be/wbtcgiH6MnQ

  18. Good god almighty I never thought I would see a person that was just as stupid as Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.

  19. Cuomo belongs in prison for corruption and I'm sure Amazon deal has the normal Cuomo corruption involved like bid rigging

  20. Heres example of new yorkastan giving tax payer money with no return solar city got 750 million from Cuomo promised 1500 jobs several years in solar city has less than 500 jobs

  21. 1:10 "creeping overreach"….kinda like the big government that this idiot is pushing for?

  22. wow steve Hilton usually sounds intelligent….who knew he went to the same school as AOC.   Giving a company 3 billon tax break over ten years for generating 27 billion in tax revenue is such a terrible deal!!!   Are they serious? Not even counting the jobs and all the stuff those paychecks are going to support and pay for in the community and state, that 3 billion tax break was going to give NY a minimum of 500 billion. A democrap controlled city does not deserve ANY big corporate business investment, they are clearly anti-corp, anti business  and anti American. Socialist can never grasp why America is great and who made it great, they don't even get how we made America great after the fact….they are uneducated, low class  and just miserable human beings.    The same AOC who cheered when amazon pulled out is fighting for Medicaid for all…..so the big corporate employers no longer have to pay to cover  employees…nope AOC just saved the 1% she hates 100's of billions a year and instead puts it on the backs of taxpayers. The little people will have to pay higher taxes so the 1% don't have to cover employees anymore. THAT is how stupid AOC is.   The rich always get richer when dems are in control. 40 billionaires when Obama started, over 440 when he finished, including himself. Everything Obama did was for the 1%…but the lunatic left is so brainwashed they couldn't even see it play out in real time before their very eyes, too stupid to even  SEE.  20 million wento n food stamps and 400 became billionaires thanks to Obama and his socialist policies.

  23. She did good! The only one getting all the benefit was Amazon! Lets make them richer and take over all business! I dont think so! Love you AOC❤

  24. Why bother having a guest on if you're just going to talk over them if you don't like what they're saying?

  25. Amazon=gentrification in urban communities. Real new yorkers seen the bs coming from a mile away. No thanks.

  26. Jeff bezos create 541,400 jobs AOC create -25,000 jobs she is dumb

  27. Amazon was still going to pay 27 billion in taxes they only got 3 billion discount they're bringing money jobs and other businesses will flourish it's better to have a piece of bread than no bread the people want to work and they need only companies generate Revenue governments tax companies in the taxes are passed on to customers

  28. There is a ghost standing behind her. That is why she is out of her mind and she is ugly and her voice is disgusting. 🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵

  29. Amazon paid ZERO in federal taxes for 2018 after making billions in profits. Now, they wanted New York to bend over and provide further corporate welfare using public money. The Fox robots love to criticize what they don't understand.

  30. Hey there Amazon you just bring them jobs right on over here to Michigan will be happy

  31. I live in Kansas City when we got a amazon place here it made jobs and made jobs for people under construction as well to make these places for the amazon workers and so on crazy how they don’t want jobs

  32. Amazon Is A Curse. Amazon Is A Mafia. Jeff Bezos Can Jam It Up His Wazooo. If It's AOC vs. Bezos – I'm With AOC

  33. She is a one term fly by night………i wonder when she will be back working in a bar!!!!!no logic….or a working brain….in a perfect world she would still be confused.

  34. that idea shows a very poor understand of the real world not the leftist pretend world were people do things for the good of their fellow man. NO FRIGGcountry EN way. That man lost his sense with his hair. That kind of bribery or whatever you want to call it is the domain of big business that must be followed we have no chose. They are not going to do things for that woman. She is danger to her constituents. The only way that world is if the is a revolution, which there will not be because socialism is proven not to work as the proletariat can not rule they are incapable of it and like those two they believe in fantasy economics. Besides this rule of the Brown is running out of steam. This is not south Africa thank God and we need not face the complete breakdown of civilization that is taking place in that country. Even if they did win the people would lose out. I just don't understand people who live in a world of fantasy. I would myself sentence to reeducation Centers. oh we have it is called community college.

  35. People like that man believe they should be in charge because they will make the right chooses. They will pick who is deserving or not.

  36. How to attract companies to move to your area?….Tax break, training,…..blah blah blah. But $2.8 tax break is too big to attract more jobs?…
    If you send all leftists and liberals to colleges to get their finance degree, they will become another Cortez !….just weird!

  37. This guy is saying NY is giving the 3B as money given to Amazon yet touts proper way is to offer them tax cuts! Doesn’t he even read about the deal?

  38. Will the regressives in Queens vote her in again for a second term? Will her district get split before she finishes her term? Can't wait to see.

  39. Why do we have foreigners telling us what we should be doing.. Look at their dam country.

  40. My sons looking for a job, he lives in NYC. He says that democrats, afita and other protesters make so many things extremely difficult there.

  41. Hey all you little bitches, who was right? AOC was the whole time! Who‘s laughing now?? Amazon is hiring there ANYWAYS! Progressives win, while the fox news crowd looks stupid as always. Absolutely wonderful and delicious!

  42. Well she's a dumocrat Gov. Cuomo. Oh wait, so are you. Huh. Maybe AOC needs to get back behind the bar. TRUMP 2020!

  43. Holy crap Amazon in the states pays its employees 150k a year? Wow that must be one heck of a job does that include the floor workers who I know don't make that much

  44. THIS GUY HATES TRUMP !!!! AND HIS MATH IS FUZZY !!!😊😊😃😊😊😊

  45. Many others opposed the Amazon deal too but I have no problem with her taking the brunt of criticism if it helps get her voted out in 2020. She is a monster in the making.

  46. Her face was like, 'Steve you have no clue of what you talking about.'

  47. Wow cut him off once he got to the point that it’s not about jobs it’s about Corporate welfare and tax cuts

  48. AOC is obviously sabotaging our country…i see naive comments here saying "oh she failed mathematics in school" or "This is what happens when you elect bartenders" well these are cute funny comments, but this situation and her decision goes deeper than that, we (american people) need to be aware of what kind of infiltration is this "woman" doing, something is not right here!!!

  49. steve you are so slow and stupid…it is because of people like AOC and you that USA is facing such problems….dude….!!! seriously? how can this be positive?

  50. 2:34 yeah Steve explain that to us because we are stupid…gosh this is going wayyyyyyyy too far

  51. Then again nyc doesnt need anymore truck traffic. No otr driver likes going to nyc. You literally risk your cdl if you take the wrong turm

  52. Amazon, come to Florida, we will appreciate you! We have Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, and Tampa. Any of those cities will be honored to be your destination!

  53. I can't stand advice from " British!!' Wtf!! Couldn't listen to this idiot

  54. Steve Hilton, obviously your math skills are somewhat misaligned.

  55. its not bribe money, what a twit. They need those tax breaks to keep other cost down. Why they will invest in to new york anually is far more than what new york will do for them.

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