New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed Amazon for withdrawing plans to create a head office in the city, saying the decision surprised him. (February 14th)
Left and right politicians continued to criticize Sunday for shocking responsibility for Amazon's shocking decision last week to defeat plans to build a second New York headquarters.
The representative of the United Kingdom, Peter King, representative of the Democratic Congress of New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, repeatedly criticized this agreement.
"If Joe Crowley was still a member of Congress, it would not have happened," said King in an interview broadcast Sunday at 9am in New York, according to The Hill. Ocasio-Cortez beat Crowley, a long-time member of the Queen's Congress, at a Democratic primary last year.
"It's like signing up for not doing business in New York," said King. "Nothing is ever perfect, but in this case, it was as close as possible."
About "Meet the Press" Sunday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who helped negotiate the deal, blamed Amazon for reacting so abruptly to critics .
"I have no problem with my progressive colleagues in criticizing an agreement or wanting more from Amazon," he said on the show. "I wanted more Amazon too, but in the end, it's an example of corporate power abuse.
"Amazon took his ball and went home and what they did was confirm people's worst fears about US companies." That's the 1% that dictates to everyone else, even though we made them a fair deal. "
On November 7, 2018, Amazon decided to split its new headquarters between New York and a suburb of Washington, in northern Virginia, along the East River. The Wall Street Journal reported that on November 12, 2018. After a year-long search in which more than 200 cities have seduced the internet giant, Amazon has chosen to divide its so-called HQ2 between the Long Island City neighborhood in Queens. New York and the Crystal City area in Arlington, Virginia, on the other side of the Potomac River, from Washington. (Photo11: EMMERT DON, AFP / Getty Images)
At the same time, de Blasio said the critics of the Progressive Democrats on Amazon's tax incentives, worth $ 3 billion, were misplaced.
"This agreement would generate $ 27 billion in revenue for the state and city in areas such as public education, public transit and affordable housing," he said. "And the $ 3 billion incentives were obtained after job creation and get the income."
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In November, Amazon chose Long Island City, Queens and Arlington, Virginia, to win the national competition to host the second seat. The company has pledged to create between 25,000 and 40,000 jobs in New York in exchange for $ 3 billion in national and local tax subsidies. In addition to jobs, the project was expected to generate $ 27 billion in tax revenue for the city and the state.
Plans for New York failed last week amid criticism from progressive Democrats over subsidies and fears that the new workforce would increase traffic and house prices, among other problems. Amazon was worried that New York politicians would not approve some of the approvals needed for the project.
Friday, Ocasio-Cortez and Dave Clark, senior vice president of operations at Amazon, were fighting over Twitter.
Citing an article from Newsweek, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, "It's this culture of 'strict performance', why should Amazon workers urinate in bottles and work with food stamps to achieve 'goals'? dehumanizing conditions. That's why we got rid of sweatshops. "
Clark replied on Twitter: "These claims are just not true. We are proud of our jobs with an excellent salary ($ 15), benefits from day one and many other benefits, such as our Career Choice prepaid education programs. He invited the congressman to make a visit, adding: "we would like to receive you. ! "
Amazon will not build a new headquarters in New York, which is a dramatic reversal of the ambitious plan that would have created about 25,000 jobs in the city. (February 14th)
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