"Few things effectively communicate the power we've built in fighting dark money & anti-worker policies like billionaire-funded groups blowing tons of cash on wack billboards", Ocasio-Cortez wrote early this morning to her 3.2 million followers on Twitter.
A business association called the Job Creators Network paid for the billboard, claiming Amazon pulled out of its NY plans "because of anti-business politicians, notably Ocasio-Cortez", in a statement. Ocasio-Cortez and other local politicians and activists publicly opposed Amazon's move to the city. The billboard, which provides a link to the website ThanksAOC.com, is expected to remain in the busy tourist spot for one week. "We can put a lot of people to work for that money, if we wanted to", Ocasio-Cortez said last week.
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Shots are still being fired in the fight over Amazon's canceled Queens campus. "We could hire out more teachers". Clearly Amazon's multi billion dollar investment would've only benefitted American workers. Protests against Amazon popped up in opposition to the deal.
Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the deal's downfall, asserting that Amazon's decision to drop its plans demonstrated that "anything is possible".
"Frankly, the knee-jerk reaction assuming that I "don't understand" how tax giveaways to corps work is disappointing", she tweeted.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attacked media outlets for exposing details of the new apartment she'd recently bought in Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. She accuses them of putting her life in danger, since her name was discovered on a hit list compiled by white supremacist Christopher Hasson, who was arrested February 15 on drug and gun charges.