New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not having the best weekend and it appears that is about to get worse.
After her disastrous speech on Friday, when AOC danced on the line of the racism she is now being called “financially illiterate” right to her face.
Here is more from The New York Post:
“This was a disgrace. I partially blame AOC for the loss of Amazon. She doesn’t know what she doesn’t know,” he told The Post after the conference.
“That’s scary. We have to make sure she’s better educated or vote her out of office,” he said about the 29-year-old representative.
Maitland said the misimpression created by Ocasio-Cortez and other Amazon critics was that the state and city were giving the company a blank $3 billion check.
The reality, he said, is that Amazon was only getting tax credits based on the number of jobs created. Amazon and New York officials estimated a new headquarters in Queens would generate up $30 billion in tax revenues as well as 25,000 jobs.
Another panelist, CUNY chairman Bill Thompson, said that job opportunities were “snatched away” from the predominately black and Latino students of the City University.
“We were at the table talking to Amazon on how students could get jobs … those opportunities were snatched away,” he said.
“Those students look like us … We’re talking thousands of high-paying jobs. It was a disappointment from a CUNY perspective,” he said.
Former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr., who is now a New York City businessman, also took aim at Ocasio-Cortez.
“Creating 25,000 jobs is always a positive thing,” the former representative said of the Amazon deal. “There’s a multiplier effect.”
AOC ripped as financially illiterate…
But but she is a product of today's Higher Edhttps://t.co/gIJ0LBLl2u
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— Lon Walters (@LonWalters) April 6, 2019
Investor rips Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as ‘financially illiterate’ for killing Amazon deal https://t.co/5P9uKa1nIg
— Nyle Perkins (@nrperk) April 6, 2019