During a recent appearance on CNN, Kevin O’Leary, a panelist on Shark Tank, took aim at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) while discussing the issue of job scarcity in the country. O’Leary challenged anyone to a debate on the topic but specifically called out AOC, accusing her of being responsible for destroying jobs in large numbers. He cited Amazon as an example and claimed that AOC had threatened to sue the company if they created jobs, which ultimately led to their decision to take jobs elsewhere. O’Leary’s remarks were met with agreement from Don Lemon.
Now what I DON’T want is for our public funds to be funding freebie helipads for Amazon + robber baron billionaires, all while NYCHA and public schools go underfunded & mom+pops get nowhere near that kind of a break.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 4, 2018
It’s well-known that AOC is a vocal supporter of socialism and has expressed her opposition to job expansion in the US. In 2019, Amazon’s proposal to build a second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens was met with resistance from community activists and left-leaning politicians, including Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and state senators. These opponents criticized the significant incentives, amounting to $2.5 billion, that Amazon would be granted for relocating to the area. Eventually, Amazon abandoned its plans in February 2019, which was viewed as a triumph by AOC and other politicians who were against Amazon’s presence in the region.
Kevin O'Leary on AOC:
"She's great at killing jobs, she kills jobs by the thousands." pic.twitter.com/3SKglc0Irn
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) March 3, 2023
Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary calls AOC ‘great at killing jobs,' blasts blue states as 'uninvestable' https://t.co/AzTKjeuLUH
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 3, 2023
It’s evident that AOC’s policies do not support job expansion in the United States. Her objection to Amazon’s proposal to construct a second headquarters in New York City resulted in the loss of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in incentives for the city. This is just one instance that illustrates how AOC’s socialist policies have negative consequences on the American economy and job market. These policies do not just harm businesses but also impact American citizens who are struggling to secure employment and manage their finances. It’s essential to hold AOC accountable for her actions and to refrain from hindering job growth in the country.
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