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AOC Scorched After Bragging About Stopping Amazon's 'Corporate Greed' and 'Worker Exploitation'

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Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was blasted by Amazon and experts in economics after she stopped Amazon’s “corporate greed.”

On Thursday, Amazon canceled plans to bring its headquarters to New York.

In exchange for providing 25,000 jobs, Amazon would have received $3 billion in tax breaks, which was vehemently opposed by self-identified socialist Ocasio-Cortez.

According to Jodi Seth, the head of policy communications for Amazon, New York lost those jobs because of resistance from people like Ocasio-Cortez.

“If you talk to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it’s ‘Never Amazon,'” Seth told NBC News in an interview on Thursday. “If you talk to (New York City Councilman Jimmy) Van Bramer, it’s unions.”

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In the interview, Seth said that the negative environment created by New York politicians ultimately led to the fallout.

“It was that the environment over the course of the past three months had not got any better. There were some local and state elected officials who refused to meet with Amazon and criticized us day in and day out about the plan,” Seth explained.

While thousands of New York residents are now missing a huge opportunity, Ocasio-Cortez celebrated 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,” the socialist tweeted.

But New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not share the representative’s enthusiasm. In fact, he seemed livid at anti-Amazon New York politicians.

Should Ocasio-Cortez's constituents find a new representative?

In a statement, Cuomo said that a “small group (of) politicians put their own narrow political interests above their community — which poll after poll showed overwhelmingly supported bringing Amazon to Long Island City — the state’s economic future and the best interests of the people of this state.”

Several experts also took the time to thoroughly roast Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter for her economic illiteracy.

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Ocasio-Cortez is celebrating the defeat of “corporate greed” but the only thing she has managed to defeat is the job opportunities of her constituents.

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Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a background in history, education and philosophy. He has led multiple conservative groups and is dedicated to the principles of free speech, privacy and peace.
Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a passion for free speech, privacy and peace. He graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in History. While at Wooster, he served as the Treasurer for the Wooster Conservatives and the Vice President for the Young Americans for Liberty.
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