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Ocasio-Cortez blasted in new billboards after calling first one 'wack'

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Sandra Phillips | 23 February, 2019, 17:28

"The billboard reads "AMAZON PULLOUT, Thanks For Nothing AOC", and lays the "25,000 lost NYC jobs", "$4 billion in lost wages", and "$12 billion in lost economic activity" on the freshman Congresswoman's shoulders.

In a separate statement, JCN asserted that Ocasio-Cortez and other "anti-business politicians" should be held responsible for Amazon's decision, which they called a "major blow to the NY economy".

While unable to recall Ocasio-Cortez's name, Barr had a lot of opinions to share about the "Farrakhan loving b***h" who "looks like a realtor" and her "green new deal" in particular.

"Billionaires paying to put up anti-progressive propaganda in Times Square is like the obscenely rich version of the scene where Michael Scott points to the Bubba Gump and saying 'This is it, this is the heart of civilization, right here, '" the congresswoman added in another tweet. Amazon had planned to build a campus in Queens that was expected to create jobs for around 25,000 people, while receiving up to $3 billion in tax breaks and subsidies.

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Amazon had cited the opposition of "a number of state and local politicians" in its decision to abandon the plans.

"If we were willing to give away $3 billion for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district ourselves, if we wanted to", Ocasio-Cortez said last week. We competed in and won the most hotly contested national economic development competition in the United States, resulting in at least 25,000-40,000 good paying jobs for our state and almost $30 billion dollars in new revenue to fund transit improvements, new housing, schools and countless other quality of life improvements. Clearly Amazon's multi billion dollar investment would've only benefitted American workers.

In another tweet, she mocked the group responsible for the billboard by comparing it to comments made by Steve Carell's character on the television show "The Office" during a trip to the Big Apple.

New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin ripped into critics of the deal, saying it was evidence of a "financial literacy epidemic" in America.

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