Amazon Cancels Plans to Build Headquarters in New York City….

Amazon announced today it was canceling a plan to build new East Coast headquarters building in New York City.  [The planned building in Virginia will go ahead.]  The company said it would not look for a new location to replace the cancelled $2.5 billion Long Island City project.  The cancellation also means the loss of 25,000 new jobs.

“After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” Amazon spokeswoman Jodi Seth said in a statement.

A socialist political movement led by New York Representative Ocasio-Cortez who are against allowing Amazon to receive $3 billion in tax abatement incentives, was cited as the primary reason for the cancellation.

In related news: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is accusing President Trump of stealing wealthy New York residents, and shipping them to Florida.

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161 Responses to Amazon Cancels Plans to Build Headquarters in New York City….

  1. LBB says:

    Bezos originally said his divorce wouldn’t impact Amazon. It is probably going to change ownership stakes, Maybe a few nervous shareholders wanting to nix such a big plan for now?


    • MassConservative says:

      Above is a statement from the public housing tenant leaders who wanted this deal and are pissed at the politicians who killed it. Maybe they will motivate people to vote these idiots out next time.


      • Ron says:

        Silly people…just like them to not only freak out on giving tax credits to companies in order to get them to create jobs. They also freak out that their income tax refunds are smaller…..their ignorance is beyond belief….now there is no tax revenue from the new company and their residents have to suffer over it……just stupid.

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  2. California Joe says:

    Too many people in New York City are third world immigrants and just want welfare benefits. Working in IT for Amazon or any other tech company is completely foreign to them so the prospect of 25,000 high paying jobs is meaningless to them.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Nunya Bidness says:

    Her comments demonstrate Cortez’ brain-dead ideology poisons everything she does. She gets far more media attention that she deserves based on her lack of experience and any substantial accomplishments, including being elected.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I agree, I don’t understand all of the attention she gets; she obviously loves it. And she is totally ignorant having been brain-washed by our current crop of college professors. I bet her profs are happy.


  4. Genie says:

    The “Occupy Wall Street” crowd cheers because they don’t want Amazon to occupy Long Island.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. railer says:

    Maybe the New York idiots are coming around. Corporate welfare is never a good idea. The Rust Belt states were giving corporate welfare to the automakers and suppliers all the while they were relocating to China. How’d that work out? How do you think it’ll work out with an industry like Amazon far less beholden to capital investment than the automotive industry?

    They’ll eat the first tranche of cash and then stick their hand out for more, because they can be gone in about 15 minutes, unlike an automaker (and these guys STILL moved, up until January 20, 2017, that is).

    New York is taking the proper action for once here, and refusing to get on that welfare train. Most jobs are created by small and medium businesses, and public money is best spent on creating a proper business climate for these, not by handing it over to Jeff Bezos.

    Once you pay the Danegeld, you gotta keep paying it. Remember, MAGA doesn’t stand for MAKE MULTINATIONAL CORPORATiONS GREAT AGAIN. Multinational corporations have no loyalty or concern for this country. In fact, they are currently fighting Trump tooth and nail on these trade deficit negotiations.

    Cuomo would do better to take that Amazon cash and deliver a tax cut to New York. Then start fracking.


    • George Hicks says:

      Cuomo would do better to take that Amazon cash and deliver a tax cut to New York. Then start fracking.
      That will never happen as long as Cuomo is governor.
      NY has to give tax incentives to get businesses to come into the state, it’s too hostile a business environment to attract anything without them, especially NYC!


  6. mtk says:

    Here is a clue AOC…
    What is the highest marginal tax rate that maximizes revenue to the State that can be impose on ZERO dollars?


  7. Rose says:

    The communist queen ran off a potential employer for poor blacks and Hispanics, once again showing the peasants that the socialists want to keep us poor and needy so the elites can thrive.


  8. beachbum31 says:

    the second coming of super storm sandy

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Jim Comey is a Weasel_Doug says:

    Cortex doesn’t understand that capital is mobile

    Liked by 1 person

    • VegasGuy says:

      She took on Amazon…..and “Won”….Way to go girl…LOL You showed them good.

      Nothing like “screwing” a State in which you actually represent a District in.

      What a maroon….Talk about a 1 term wonder. Sher will be serving up coffee& Omar, do you want fries with that order…..(answer “yes OR no”) for careers in a few years.

      Flash in the pans are quickly doused before they start uncontrollable fires. Count on it. Dem leadership is tolerant for now, but not stupid. As soon as these (with a couple of other) outspoken 1st termers exhaust their “usefulness” they will be dismissed with prejudice.
      The New Green Deal was the start of Dem embarrassment followed by the dissing of Israel & now a “Dem Darling” screws up a sorely needed NY project & gloats over her accomplishment…..?? 2020 is approaching way too fast for the Dems for damage control to be in force full time.
      Polosi will cut her losses & end the embarrassment shortly….Count on it….

      Liked by 1 person

    • TwoLaine says:

      They can just print more, remember?


  10. mike diamond says:

    Ever sense Andrew Cuomo passed a bill to kill little babies even after they are born,New York lost the blessing! Amazon is welcome in Texas!, AC,Cortez is a lost and clueless,little rebel,she is a radical socialist,who soon will get no attention!she just says dumb stuff!

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  11. mike diamond says:

    Thanks Sundance for all you do to get the truth out! We need you and the treehouse!


  12. dogsrule says:

    I think there is a university in Boston that would like its economics degree back! Good Lord, this is not good advertising for BU. Her stupidity is mind boggling. But the governor also did not adequately articulate that Amazon would actually be paying $27B in taxes over 10 years which would be reduced by $3B for moving to NY instead of to some other state. AOC thinks there’s $3B sitting around that now won’t be given to Amazon so she can hire more teachers and fix the subways! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Can’t make this stuff up.


    • webgirlpdx says:

      Excellent point about BU. What an embarrassment.

      Life’s going to get more difficult and complicated for AOC now —- and not from Republicans. I’m not a Bezos fan, but you just don’t get away with pissing off the richest guy in the world.


  13. Of those 25,000 jobs, 20,000 would be to foreign visa holders.

    When Amazon comes to town, it’s not to bring economic opportunity. It’s to colonize you.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. TwoLaine says:

    I’ve been laughing for 24 hours straight over this one! She and a few of her OCCUPY peons are happy and everyone else is PI$$ED!

    My it didn’t take long for the shiny to turn dull on this object du jour.

    Ladies, is this really who you want representing you?
    This Miss It’s Better To Be Morally Right, Than Factually Right?

    This week has been the biggest DIM sh1t sh0w so far, and we tho’t last week was bad for them.

    Keep the hits rollin’!



  15. mike diamond says:

    Our brave men and women did not fight, in all the wars, defending theUSA,to have this AO,Cortez girl and her crazy socialist ideas,redo,our great country! She needs to sit down and shut up for a while,and find conservative,mentors,and teachers to tell her the way it is!


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