Yes, the city has much to offer its citizens. It’s a vibrant and colorful city with thousands of restaurants and bars and cultural life and nightlife second to none. The city that never sleeps and also doesn’t give a damn about its citizens.
But to keep this megapolis running requires the labor of people. People of all stripes and spots. Laborers, technicians, IT pros, electricians, plumbers, coders, and maybe you are one of those in NYC looking for work.
Well forget about your government helping you out unless you want to not work and get paid, but that is AFTER the Green New Deal goes into effect. For now, NYC is just happy to deny 25,000 of its citizens a decent job.
The City of New York told Amazon that they were not welcome to build their new HQ in NYC. They don’t want the “creeping overreach” of one of the world’s largest corporations, whatever creeping overreach is.
Amazon’s statement: “After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens. 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. While polls show that 70% 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.”
So because Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her ilk, who led the anti-Amazon campaign were rude and obnoxious to Amazon, 25,000 New Yorkers will NOT have $25 or more an hour jobs. I’m sure those unemployed and underemployed people that just had their dream taken away by AOC are okay with it. I mean, she IS the Socialist and media darling of the moment and can do no wrong.
And today AOC crowed on Twitter “Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world.”
And cost 25,000 workers a job. How is that defeating corporate greed and worker exploitation? If AOC were any more stupid, she would be the box of rocks.