Ocasio-Cortez Makes Push To Keep Her Constituents Poor

Conservative Tribune | 11/6/2018 | Benjamin DeKraker
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“Democratic socialists” like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez constantly claim that they’re fighting for workers. Far-left parties frequently describe themselves as pro-worker or pro-labor… so why is the newest New York congresswoman speaking out against more jobs for her constituents?

As you may have heard, the retail giant Amazon recently decided to build a massive second headquarters in The Empire State. That means nearly 25,000 good jobs for people around New York City, yet Ocasio-Cortez is criticizing the move and seems to want Amazon to go somewhere else.

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“Amazon is a billion-dollar company,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “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.”

The tax breaks that she’s referring to were part of a process that the state used to woo Amazon to New York, correctly presuming that attracting one of the largest employers in the world to the area would be a good thing. Without the tax breaks, Amazon would almost certainly have built in another state.

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Yet tens of thousands of new jobs in New York is apparently “extremely concerning” to the socialist congresswoman. As The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra keenly pointed out, Ocasio-Cortez provided no proof that anyone other than her was upset with the Amazon decision.

Ironically, Amazon has been doing exactly what liberals want recently, namely increasing its internal minimum wage and hiring more people.

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“The choice of its new office sites follows Amazon’s September announcement that it would raise its minimum wage for warehouse workers to $15 an hour,” reported The Wall Street Journal. “Amazon also has announced major hiring plans over the past year as it builds out more warehouses and expands its U.S. workforce.”

Higher wages? More hiring? Jobs in more places? Great!

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