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Amazon pulls out of New York headquarters plan
The company wrote in a statement on its blog that the commitment to build a new headquarters requires "positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials," but added that a number of politicians "have made it clear that they oppose our presence."
Cuomo wrote that Amazon chose New York because it is "the capital of the world and the best place to do business" and that bringing Amazon into the state would have brought in up to 40,000 good-paying jobs and nearly $30 billion in new revenue to fund transit improvements.
"However, a small group politicians put their own narrow political interests above their community -- which poll after poll showed overwhelmingly supported bringing Amazon to Long Island City -- the state's economic future and the best interests of the people of this state," Cuomo said. "The New York State Senate has done tremendous damage. They should be held accountable for this lost economic opportunity."
Among the politicians who were outspoken against the plans were newly elected U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York state Senator Michael Gianaris of Queens and City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.
And what a wonderful thing that is and should be. But did they cut their nose off to spite their face to prove a point?
"it shows that everyday Americans still have the power to organize and fight for their communities and they can have more say in this country than the richest man in the world."
Many will say that the potential $30B in new revenue for the state wasn't worth the $3B in tax breaks for Amazon. Ok
originally posted by: lakenheath24
I pllaud AOC decision. 30 billion? Crumbs.
On a serious note...why would Amazon move to such high tax states to begin with?
As far as AOC.....is she nuts? Was it going to be in her district? If so thats 24k votes she just lost.
originally posted by: Quetzalcoatl14
No it doesn’t. You mean current democrats, who globally are center right wingers.
Traditionally real leftists are pro labor and working class, almost by definition.
a reply to: DBCowboy