Times Square billboard calls out Ocasio-Cortez over failed NYC-Amazon deal


    A billboard posted in Times Square is calling out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her role in the failed NYC-Amazon deal. (Photo by Job Creators Network)

    NEW YORK (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- An ad posted on a billboard in New York City is calling out newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for her role in the the failed deal that would have seen Amazon open a facility in the city.

    The billboard reads: "Thanks for Nothing, AOC."

    The advertisement was paid for by the "Job Creators Network," an organization that promotes businesses and job growth through capitalism, according to the organization's website.

    Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter shortly after Amazon announced it was pulling out of the deal, because of local political pressure.

    "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," she tweeted.

    Since that tweet, Ocasio-Cortez has been defending her words with other tweets about Amazon's corporate greed and tax breaks.

    A recent Scott Rasmussen poll shows more than 70 percent of voters say that it would be a good thing if a tech firm established a major new facility in their area. Forty-two percent of people say they would favor tax breaks for big tech companies to move to their city.

    Job Creators Network claims Ocasio-Cortez's goals are short-term and the Amazon deal would have improved the city in the long-term.

    "Not only will New Yorkers lose out on 25,000 new jobs and $4 billion in wages, but also $12 billion in economic activity for the region. This is money that would have been flowing through the hands of consumers and businesses in the area—strengthening local communities and expanding commerce," Job Creators Network posted to its website.

    The organization also said the new political climate could hurt business and the economy.

    "Amazon’s pullout is just one example of what can happen because of a socialist, anti-business agenda. Imagine the consequences if it is repeated on a larger scale," Job Creators Network's website wrote.


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