AOC-led push to kill Amazon's NYC move under renewed scrutiny as city faces catastrophic job losses

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Leroy N. Soetoro

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May 26, 2020, 10:37:29 PM5/26/20
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As New York City suffers an economic crisis on top of the coronavirus
pandemic, some are looking back with regrets at the left-wing campaign
that forced Amazon to scupper a plan to bring tens of thousands of jobs to
the area – arguing this project could have helped the Big Apple weather
the storm.

“At this time when coronavirus is ravaging incomes across New York,
wouldn’t it be nice if the city and state at least knew that one of the
world’s largest companies, one of the rare concerns positioned to thrive
through the crisis, had made a long-term commitment to locate between
25,000 and 40,000 high-paying jobs here?” an editorial in the New York
Daily News said.

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The criticism from the local paper this month comes amid estimates from
the city’s Independent Budget Office that New York City could lose 475,000
jobs by next March and see a $9.7 billion decrease in tax revenue over the
next two years, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Amazon had planned to build a second NYC headquarters in Long Island City
in Queens, but community activists and left-wing lawmakers like Rep.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., and state senators rallied to block the
move in 2019. In particular, they had zeroed in on the estimated $2.5
billion in incentives that Amazon would receive in order to tempt them to
the area.

"Now what I DON’T want is for our public funds to be funding freebie
helipads for Amazon + robber baron billionaires," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted at
the time, "all while NYCHA and public schools go underfunded & mom+pops
get nowhere near that kind of a break."


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It was a battle that AOC, and other anti-Amazon local politicians, won
when in February 2019, Amazon announced it was taking its jobs elsewhere.

"For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive,
collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who
will be supportive over the long-term,” the company said in a statement.
“While polls show that 70 percent of New Yorkers support our plans and
investment, a number of state and local politicians have made it clear
that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type
of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and
many others envisioned in Long Island City.”

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It infuriated even fellow Democrats like Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who blasted “a
small group politicians [who] put their own narrow political interests
above their community.”

Now, with Amazon still going strong as they have become an essential
service for Americans trying to get their goods while avoiding brick-and-
mortar stores, some are questioning that lobbying effort once again.

"The impact of AOC's reckless scuttling of the Amazon deal cannot be
overstated. Not only did AOC cost New York 25,000 good-paying jobs, she
sent a message to job creators everywhere that they were no longer welcome
in her city,” Alfredo Ortiz, CEO of Job Creators Network, told Fox News.

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“With New York City expected to lose 500,000 jobs due to the pandemic,
AOC's brand of left-wing politics has no place in New York or anywhere
else,” he said. “Only by unleashing the spirit of free enterprise can our
economy recover, something AOC would never understand."

Meanwhile, AOC is also taking heat from a Democratic primary challenger,
who is citing the Amazon case as an example that Ocasio-Cortez is out of
touch and doesn’t care about the people she was sent to represent.

“If she really cared, she wouldn’t drive away 25,000 jobs like she did,”
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera told Yahoo News recently.

The Daily News, meanwhile, which is traditionally more representative of
left-wing views in its editorials, didn’t mention Ocasio-Cortez by name –
but clearly had her in its sights when it ripped into “smug” elected
officials in its editorial this month.

“Wouldn’t it be nice if elected officials hadn’t been so smug and
shortsighted as to insist that our great metropolis had so much going for
it that it could easily look the best economic development opportunity in
the modern history of the city in the mouth?” its editorial asked.

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It went on to note that critics of Amazon were right to raise concerns
about the company, including complaints about safety, data handling and
the threat to traditional stores.

“But we do know that our great city’s tax revenue outlook would look a lot
rosier right now if a handful of posturing pols hadn’t run one of the
world’s top companies out of town on a rail,” it said.

Fox News' Chris Ciaccia contributed to this report.



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Hello Kiitty

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May 26, 2020, 11:30:48 PM5/26/20
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On Tue, 26 May 2020 20:22:09 -0700, Rudy Canoza <c...@philhendrie.con> wrote:

>On 5/26/2020 7:37 PM, Leroy N. Soetoro wrote:
>> https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nyc-amazon-catastrophic-job-losses
>>
>> As New York City suffers an economic crisis on top of the coronavirus
>> pandemic, some are looking back with regrets at the left-wing campaign
>> that forced Amazon to scupper a plan to bring tens of thousands of jobs to
>> the area – arguing this project could have helped the Big Apple weather
>> the storm.
>
>The plan was shelved because of the obscene tax breaks NY was going to give
>Amazon. That's a good thing. Amazon should find the locale where they
>think it makes most sense to place their HQ, *INCLUDING* paying the fucking
>taxes, then build the HQ and pay the fucking taxes.
>
>If Amazon thinks building the HQ in a low-tax locale makes the most sense
>for them, then they should build it there. If they think it makes most
>sense to build the HQ in NYC, then they should build it there...and pay the
>*FUCKING* tax. Extorting tax breaks is wrong.

You're so stupid.

BeamMeUpScotty

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May 27, 2020, 12:53:51 PM5/27/20
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And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the SOCIALIST is for HIGH TAXES which
Amazon doesn't want to pay, so they'll likely go to a lower taxed State.

A place where taxes are equally lower. I can't say a place will lower
State income tax, because they all have a Corporate business tax but
they don't have PERSONAL INCOME TAX. Which makes the cost of employees
less because they don't have to pat the employees high personal income
tax so that they have an after tax living wage. But in NYC the pay city
and State and federal personal income tax, so Amazon would have to pay
the employees so that when each of them takes 7%-25% of that gross
income the people need to be paid 7%-14% more to make up for the City
and States personal income tax on all those employees.

SO the city and State wasn't just wanting to tax AMAZON but also all
their employees who they would then have to pay a living wage in a place
that taxes away 14% of the employees income.

And the big problem is that now that the FEDERAL TAX CODE no longer
allows them to deduct that city and State income tax on their Federal
Income Tax form, that means the after tax income of the NY and NYC
workers is less thanks to the fact that the rest of the nation isn't
subsidizing NY and NYC any longer.

I would say that AOC screwed the pooch.... she lost a larger tax
income for the city and State and a lot of jobs for the locals, by NOT
lowering the tax burden on either the workers or the Businesses. This
is what happens when supply and demand are ignored by Socialism. The
people with the money go where the tax demand is lower so they get
better prices and can make their business model work. The higher the
taxes the lower the number of business models will fit in that high tax
area.

If you want less of something then just tax the shit out of it,
Democrats showed us that when they taxed cigarettes and yachts. Sales of
them went down. As will heavily taxed businesses opening in AOC's HIGH
TAX district.



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BeamMeUpScotty

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May 27, 2020, 1:51:15 PM5/27/20
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On 5/26/20 11:30 PM, Hello Kiitty wrote:
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the SOCIALIST is for HIGH TAXES which
Amazon doesn't want to pay, so they'll likely go to a lower taxed State.

A place where taxes are equally lower. I can't say a place with lower
State income tax, because they all have a Corporate business tax but
they don't all have PERSONAL INCOME TAX. Which makes the cost of
employees less (in those states) because they don't have to pay the
employees high personal income tax so that they have, for an after tax
living wage. But in NYC AMAZON would be forced to pay enough for
employees to live (after the employee pays all those taxes) in the place
with high city and State and federal personal income tax, so Amazon
would have to pay the employees enough to attract quality people so that
when each of them takes 7%-25% of that gross income, people need to be
paid 7%-14% more to make up for the City and States personal income tax
on all those employees. Or the employees could go to another State and
keep more of their money and *have a HIGHER AFTER TAX INCOME* .

SO the city and State wasn't just wanting to tax AMAZON but also all
their employees who AMAZON would then have to pay a living wage in a
place that taxes away 14% of the employees income. And AMAZON woul be
creating thousands and thousands of new jobs in restaurants and and Cab
drivers and all the support businesses that AMAZON would use. That
would have been an increase in commerce and that creates an increase in
tax REVENUE and everyone's taxes should then be going down rather than
up. Like the cost of a TV, the more they produce and sell the smaller
the per capita price.

And the big problem is that now that the FEDERAL TAX CODE no longer
allows the employees or the Businesses to deduct that city and State
income tax on their Federal Income Tax form, that means the after tax
income of the NY and NYC workers and bsinesses is less thanks to the
fact that the rest of the nation isn't subsidizing NY and NYC any longer.

I would say that AOC screwed the pooch.... she lost a larger tax
income for the city and State and a lot of jobs for the locals, by NOT
lowering the tax burden on either the workers or the Businesses. This
is what happens when supply and demand are ignored by Socialism. The
people with the money go where the tax demand is lower so they get
better prices and can make their business model work. The higher the
taxes the lower the number of business models will fit in that high tax
area. And when you tax businesses out of your area, you depress the
local housing and retail and supply markets inside your city or State.

If you want less of something then just tax the shit out of it,
Democrats showed us that when they taxed cigarettes and yachts. Sales of
them went down, as did the income of FARMS that produced tobacco and
coastal communities that built Yachts. As will the number of NEW
heavily taxed businesses opening in AOC's HIGH TAX district.

This is a Government created DEPRESSION starting in NYC, thanks to the
Democrats.
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