Last Summer, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told Amazon to kick rocks after the multi-billion dollar company announced it intended to bring 25,000 jobs to the city in exchange for state and local subsidies.
On Friday it was reported that Amazon plans to open a 335,000 square foot office space outside of AOC’s district, bringing 1,500 jobs to the city. For some strange reason, the freshman congresswoman saw this as a win for her and her district, in spite of the fact that the jobs weren’t in her district at all…
“Won’t you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway – *without* requiring the public to finance shady deals, helipad handouts for Jeff Bezos, & corporate giveaways,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Maybe the Trump admin should focus more on cutting public assistance to billionaires instead of poor families.”
In a separate tweet, AOC said “Me waiting on the haters to apologize after we were proven right on Amazon and saved the public billions,” and included a picture of herself sitting on the couch.
Critics were quick to point out several flaws in the representative’s logic, which wasn’t difficult. First of all, the jobs were not in her district. Secondly, 1,500 jobs is a lot less than 25,000.
This was only the stupid tweet from a woman who makes a habit of demonstrating her inability to comprehend legislation.
The U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) finalized the first of three proposed rules targeting the Supplemental Nutrition Program, known as SNAP. The plan announced Wednesday will limit states from exempting work-eligible adults from having to maintain steady employment in order to receive benefits.
Ocasio-Cortez, 30, responded to the announcement on Twitter on Thursday.
“My family relied on food stamps (EBT) when my dad died at 48. I was a student. If this happened then, we might’ve just starved. Now, many people will,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “It’s shameful how the GOP works overtime to create freebies for the rich while dissolving lifelines of those who need it most.”
The New York Democrat was 19 and about to begin her sophomore year at Boston University when her father, Sergio Ocasio, died of lung cancer. It is likely her mother still would have claimed her as a dependent at that time.
You really have to wonder why people would vote for this lady…