Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is getting a little taste of what life in public office is like… and she doesn’t like it one bit.
After a billboard was taken out in New York City calling her out for the blown Amazon deal, Ocasio-Cortez went on a Twitter tirade.
“Few things effectively communicate the power we’ve built in fighting dark money & anti-worker policies like billionaire-funded groups blowing tons of cash on wack billboards (this one is funded by the Mercers). (PS fact that it’s in Times Sq tells you this isn’t for/by NYers.),” she wrote.
Here’s the billboard that she didn’t like:
— Job Creators Network (@JobCreatorsUSA) February 20, 2019
Being Held Accountable
However, there’s a legitimate reason for grievance.
The newly elected congresswoman made a decision based on her own personal agenda rather than the welfare of the people she was elected to represent.
She played a major role in sending Amazon packing, something that did not exactly go over well with voters and even some of her fellow Democrats.
The billboard was but one sentiment expressed regarding the loss of income for the city as well as the slew of high-paying jobs — about 25,000 — that would have come with an Amazon HQ.
While most cities would have killed to be even considered, why would she turn away something that seemed like a no-brainer?
Well, for one, Ocasio-Cortez didn’t like the $3 billion in tax breaks the retail giant had been offered, a very common concession to bring in a business of this magnitude.
Cuomo Mourns Loss
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wasn’t too happy about the Amazon debacle, to say the least. He described it in an interview Friday as “the greatest tragedy that I have seen since I have been in government.”
Sounds like Cuomo, and New York City, are learning first-hand what it’s like living the progressive dream in real life.