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Did New York Make A Mistake By Pushing Amazon’s HQ2 Out? | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC


>>>BUCKLE UP.>>>BUCKLE UP. IT’S TIME FOR MONEY POWER IT’S TIME FOR MONEY POWER POLITICS. POLITICS. AMAZON CALLED IT QUITS TO AMAZON CALLED IT QUITS TO HEADQUARTER HEADQUARTER HEADQUARTERS, AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEADQUARTERS, AN OPPORTUNITY TO FEEL A REAL BOON IN THIS CITY, FEEL A REAL BOON IN THIS CITY, IN THIS CITY WHERE WE IN THIS CITY WHERE WE DESPERATELY NEED IT, AT LEAST IN DESPERATELY NEED IT, AT LEAST IN A TECH BASE. A TECH BASE. THE DEAL WAS CALLED OFF FOR THE THE DEAL WAS CALLED OFF FOR THE LACK OF SUPPORT FROM LOCAL LACK OF SUPPORT FROM LOCAL POLITICIANS, MANY BLAMING POLITICIANS, MANY BLAMING CONGRESSWOMAN ALEXANDRIA CONGRESSWOMAN ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ. OCASIO-CORTEZ. HERE’S WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY AFTER HERE’S WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY AFTER HEARING NEWS OF THE HEARING NEWS OF THE CANCELLATION. CANCELLATION.>>I THINK IT’S INCREDIBLE.>>I THINK IT’S INCREDIBLE. I MEAN IT SHOWS THAT EVERYDAY I MEAN IT SHOWS THAT EVERYDAY AMERICANS STILL HAVE THE POWER AMERICANS STILL HAVE THE POWER TO ORGANIZE AND FIGHT FOR THEIR TO ORGANIZE AND FIGHT FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES AND THEY CAN HAVE COMMUNITIES AND THEY CAN HAVE MORE SAY IN THIS COUNTRY THAN MORE SAY IN THIS COUNTRY THAN THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD. THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD.>>NEW YORK’S GOVERNOR ANDREY>>NEW YORK’S GOVERNOR ANDREY CUOMO SAID A SMALL GROUP OF CUOMO SAID A SMALL GROUP OF POLITICIANS PUT THEIR EVEN POLITICIANS PUT THEIR EVEN NARROW INTERESTS ABOVE THEIR NARROW INTERESTS ABOVE THEIR COMMUNITY WHICH POLL AFTER POLL COMMUNITY WHICH POLL AFTER POLL SHOWED OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORTED SHOWED OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORTED BRINGING AMAZON TO NEW YORK BRINGING AMAZON TO NEW YORK CITY. CITY. THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE HAS THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE HAS DONE TREMENDOUS DAMAGE. DONE TREMENDOUS DAMAGE. THEY SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE THEY SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS LOST ECONOMIC FOR THIS LOST ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY. OPPORTUNITY. I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START WITH THIS. WITH THIS. LET’S START WITH WHAT AMAZON HAD LET’S START WITH WHAT AMAZON HAD TO SAY. TO SAY. THEY SAID IN PART IN THEIR THEY SAID IN PART IN THEIR STATEMENT, A NUMBER OF STATE AND STATEMENT, A NUMBER OF STATE AND LOCAL POLITICIANS HAVE MADE IT LOCAL POLITICIANS HAVE MADE IT CLEAR THEY OPPOSE OUR PRESENCE CLEAR THEY OPPOSE OUR PRESENCE AND WILL NOT WORK WITH US TO AND WILL NOT WORK WITH US TO BUILD THE TYPE OF RELATIONSHIPS BUILD THE TYPE OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE REQUIRED GO FORWARD THAT ARE REQUIRED GO FORWARD WITH THE PROJECT WE AND MANY WITH THE PROJECT WE AND MANY OTHERS ENVISIONED IN LONG ISLAND OTHERS ENVISIONED IN LONG ISLAND CITY. CITY. NOW, A LOT OF LOCAL POLITICIANS NOW, A LOT OF LOCAL POLITICIANS MAY NOT HAVE WANTED HQ2, BUT 5 MAY NOT HAVE WANTED HQ2, BUT 5 6% OF U.S. VOTERS DID. 6% OF U.S. VOTERS DID. I WANT TO GET YOUR THOUGHTS ON I WANT TO GET YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS BECAUSE I COMPLETELY THIS BECAUSE I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND PEOPLE WHO ARE SAYING UNDERSTAND PEOPLE WHO ARE SAYING I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS COMPANY I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS COMPANY PAYS NO FEDERAL TAXES. PAYS NO FEDERAL TAXES. WE ALREADY HAVE SUBWAYS WE ALREADY HAVE SUBWAYS OVERCROWDED. OVERCROWDED. ALL OF THOSE IS TRUE, BUT WE ALL OF THOSE IS TRUE, BUT WE KNOW SINCE 2008 WHEN MIME KNOW SINCE 2008 WHEN MIME BLOOMBERG WAS THE MAYOR, HE HAS BLOOMBERG WAS THE MAYOR, HE HAS BEEN WORKING SAYING WE NEED TO BEEN WORKING SAYING WE NEED TO DIVERSIFY NEW YORK CITY. DIVERSIFY NEW YORK CITY. WE CAN’T JUST BE REAL ESTATE. WE CAN’T JUST BE REAL ESTATE. WHAT DOES A MOVE LIKE THIS DO? WHAT DOES A MOVE LIKE THIS DO?>>WELL, NEW YORK CITY IS>>WELL, NEW YORK CITY IS ALREADY DIVERSIFIED. ALREADY DIVERSIFIED. THERE’S A HUGE AND GROWING TECH THERE’S A HUGE AND GROWING TECH PRESENCE HERE. PRESENCE HERE. IT’S A BIT OF A MYTH. IT’S A BIT OF A MYTH. HAVING SAID THAT, I THINK THIS HAVING SAID THAT, I THINK THIS IS A BREAKDOWN ON EVERY SIDE. IS A BREAKDOWN ON EVERY SIDE. I THINK THAT AMAZON, THE BEAUTY I THINK THAT AMAZON, THE BEAUTY PAGEANT THAT IT RAN, CONVINCING PAGEANT THAT IT RAN, CONVINCING CITIES TO GET ITS BUSINESS, I CITIES TO GET ITS BUSINESS, I DON’T THINK THEY WERE COMPLETELY DON’T THINK THEY WERE COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT ABOUT THE TERMS AND TRANSPARENT ABOUT THE TERMS AND THE WAY THEY CONDUCTED THAT. THE WAY THEY CONDUCTED THAT. I THINK THEY’RE USED TO ROLLING I THINK THEY’RE USED TO ROLLING IN SALE IN A CERTAIN WAY AND IN SALE IN A CERTAIN WAY AND RUNNING RUNNING RUNNING ROUGHSHOD OVER SOME OF RUNNING ROUGHSHOD OVER SOME OF THE CITIES. THE CITIES. I THINK THE PEOPLE IN NEW YORK I THINK THE PEOPLE IN NEW YORK WHO NEGOTIATED THE. WHO NEGOTIATED THE.>>IE, de BLASIO AND CUOMO?>>IE, de BLASIO AND CUOMO?>>THEY DID NOT CLEARLY>>THEY DID NOT CLEARLY UNDERSTAND WHAT ALL THE UNDERSTAND WHAT ALL THE STAKEHOLDERS WANTED, AND A LOT STAKEHOLDERS WANTED, AND A LOT OF THIS BECAME, I THINK, MIRED OF THIS BECAME, I THINK, MIRED IN BUZZ WORDS RATHER THAN THE IN BUZZ WORDS RATHER THAN THE REAL OF WHAT WAS GOING ON. REAL OF WHAT WAS GOING ON. YES, IT’S IMPORTANT FOR NEW YORK YES, IT’S IMPORTANT FOR NEW YORK TO GET 25,000 JOBS, BUT THEY TO GET 25,000 JOBS, BUT THEY WERE ONLY GOING TO GET 700 JOBS WERE ONLY GOING TO GET 700 JOBS IN THE FIRST YEAR. IN THE FIRST YEAR. THAT WAS 25,000 JOBS OVER THE THAT WAS 25,000 JOBS OVER THE NEXT DECADE. NEXT DECADE. NEW YORK WASN’T GIVING AMAZON NEW YORK WASN’T GIVING AMAZON BILLIONS IN CASH. BILLIONS IN CASH. THEY WERE TAX INCENTIVES. THEY WERE TAX INCENTIVES. IT WOULD BE REALLY GREAT IF NEW IT WOULD BE REALLY GREAT IF NEW YORK HAD A COMPANY THAT SET UP YORK HAD A COMPANY THAT SET UP SHOP, INVESTED $3 BILLION IN THE SHOP, INVESTED $3 BILLION IN THE CITY AND PROVIDED LOTS OF JOBS. CITY AND PROVIDED LOTS OF JOBS. GUESS WHAT? GUESS WHAT? GOOGLE HAS DONE THAT. GOOGLE HAS DONE THAT. THEY’VE EXPANDED MANAGEMENT, THEY’VE EXPANDED MANAGEMENT, CREATED Wi-Fi, BUILDINGS, CREATED Wi-Fi, BUILDINGS, HIGH-LEVEL JOBS, AND THEY VNL HIGH-LEVEL JOBS, AND THEY VNL DONE IT IN THE OVERLY NEEDY AND DONE IT IN THE OVERLY NEEDY AND PUBLICITY-DRIVEN WAY AMAZON DID PUBLICITY-DRIVEN WAY AMAZON DID IT. IT.>>IS THIS A BREAKDOWN IN>>IS THIS A BREAKDOWN IN SALESMANSHIP ON THE PART OF de SALESMANSHIP ON THE PART OF de BLASIO, CUOMO, AND AMAZON? BLASIO, CUOMO, AND AMAZON? IF AMAZON ROLLED UP AND SAID, IF AMAZON ROLLED UP AND SAID, WE’RE COMING TO NEW YORK AND WE’RE COMING TO NEW YORK AND WE’RE SO SORRY THE SUBWAYS ARE WE’RE SO SORRY THE SUBWAYS ARE OVERCROWDED, GUESS HOW MUCH OVERCROWDED, GUESS HOW MUCH MONEY WE’RE GOING TO GIVE TO MONEY WE’RE GOING TO GIVE TO YOUR CITY. YOUR CITY.>>IT’S A BREAKDOWN IN>>IT’S A BREAKDOWN IN EDUCATION. EDUCATION. I KNOW PEOPLE ARE AGAINST THIS. I KNOW PEOPLE ARE AGAINST THIS. HOW DO YOU BLAME THEM? HOW DO YOU BLAME THEM? THEY THINK THAT THEIR TAXES WERE THEY THINK THAT THEIR TAXES WERE LITERALLY GOING TO AMAZON. LITERALLY GOING TO AMAZON. THEY THINK THAT WHEN THEY WRITE THEY THINK THAT WHEN THEY WRITE A CHECK OR GET A WITHHOLDING A CHECK OR GET A WITHHOLDING IT’S GOING TO JEFF BEZOS. IT’S GOING TO JEFF BEZOS. IT’S JUST NOT THE CASE. IT’S JUST NOT THE CASE.>>FOR A HELIPAD.>>FOR A HELIPAD.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. THEY’RE PUTTING OUT A STORY, THEY’RE PUTTING OUT A STORY, WHAT WILL BEDO WITH THE $3 WHAT WILL BEDO WITH THE $3 BILLION. BILLION. THERE’S NOTHING DO WITH THE $3 THERE’S NOTHING DO WITH THE $3 BILLION IF IT’S NOT HERE. BILLION IF IT’S NOT HERE. I’M SO LIVID ABOUT THIS. I’M SO LIVID ABOUT THIS. IT’S SO SAD. IT’S SO SAD. WE CAN’T CORRECTLY EDUCATE THE WE CAN’T CORRECTLY EDUCATE THE CITIZENS WHO WOULD BENEFIT. CITIZENS WHO WOULD BENEFIT. THE BENEFIT WOULD BE OVER A THE BENEFIT WOULD BE OVER A BILLION DOLLAR AS YEAR FOR FIVE BILLION DOLLAR AS YEAR FOR FIVE YEARS. YEARS. WHAT THEY WERE DOING IS WHAT THEY WERE DOING IS ESSENTIALLY ISSUING A COUPON, A ESSENTIALLY ISSUING A COUPON, A 10% OFF COUPON. 10% OFF COUPON. IF YOU SAY, WHY DOES AMAZON NEED IF YOU SAY, WHY DOES AMAZON NEED 10% OFF, I’M RIGHT WITH YOU. 10% OFF, I’M RIGHT WITH YOU. THEY DON’T NEED IT. THEY DON’T NEED IT. THEY WANT IT. THEY WANT IT. MAIN WE SCREWED UP AND SHOULD MAIN WE SCREWED UP AND SHOULD HAVE GIVEN THEM 5% OR 0% OFF. HAVE GIVEN THEM 5% OR 0% OFF. BUT NOW WE’RE NOT GETTING A BUT NOW WE’RE NOT GETTING A BILLION A YEAR. BILLION A YEAR. WAY TO GO. WAY TO GO. IT SHOWS HOW THEY CAN COME IT SHOWS HOW THEY CAN COME TOGETHER AND DENY NEW YORK CITY TOGETHER AND DENY NEW YORK CITY AND STATE A BILLION DOLLARS A AND STATE A BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. YEAR.>>THERE’S A QUOTE IN THE F.T.>>THERE’S A QUOTE IN THE F.T. THAT STICK OUT TO ME. THAT STICK OUT TO ME. THE OPPONENTS OF THE AMAZON DEAL THE OPPONENTS OF THE AMAZON DEAL WOULD DO WELL TO UNDERSTAND THAT WOULD DO WELL TO UNDERSTAND THAT AS HARD AS THE CHALLENGES ARE TO AS HARD AS THE CHALLENGES ARE TO DEAL WITH, THE CHALLENGES DEAL WITH, THE CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH DECLINE ARE MUCH ASSOCIATED WITH DECLINE ARE MUCH HARDER TO DEAL WITH MTD DO THE HARDER TO DEAL WITH MTD DO THE BEEN? BEEN? I THINK AARON ROSS SORKIN CALLED I THINK AARON ROSS SORKIN CALLED THIS ECONOMIC LITERACY. THIS ECONOMIC LITERACY.>>WHEN THEY SAID, THIS IS A>>WHEN THEY SAID, THIS IS A GOOD THING, I HAVE A DIFFERENT GOOD THING, I HAVE A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON ALL OF THIS. PERSPECTIVE ON ALL OF THIS.>>THAT’S WHY YOU’RE INVITED.>>THAT’S WHY YOU’RE INVITED.>>I’M FROM WISCONSIN.>>I’M FROM WISCONSIN.>>YOU’RE WITH THE FOXCONN>>YOU’RE WITH THE FOXCONN TERRITORY. TERRITORY.>>IT FEELS VERY, VERY SIMILAR>>IT FEELS VERY, VERY SIMILAR TO ALL OF THIS. TO ALL OF THIS.>>EXCEPT FOXCONN AND AMAZON ARE>>EXCEPT FOXCONN AND AMAZON ARE TWO DIFFERENT BUSINESSES. TWO DIFFERENT BUSINESSES.>>IT’S A PUBLIC POLICY PROBLEM.>>IT’S A PUBLIC POLICY PROBLEM. YOU HAVE THE LARGE CORPORATIONS YOU HAVE THE LARGE CORPORATIONS THAT COME IN AND DEAL WITH THEM THAT COME IN AND DEAL WITH THEM AS THOUGH THEY’RE AN EQUAL AS THOUGH THEY’RE AN EQUAL SOVEREIGN AND YOU HAVE THE SOVEREIGN AND YOU HAVE THE GOVERNMENT PICKING AND CHOOSING GOVERNMENT PICKING AND CHOOSING THE WINNERS AND LOSERS. THE WINNERS AND LOSERS. THERE’S A PROBLEM WITH THAT. THERE’S A PROBLEM WITH THAT. YOU HAVE THIS INCESTUOUS YOU HAVE THIS INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIP. RELATIONSHIP. TIM MAKES A REALLY GOOD POINT. TIM MAKES A REALLY GOOD POINT. YOU HAVE APPLE AND GOOGLE WHO YOU HAVE APPLE AND GOOGLE WHO HAVE BEEN EXPANDING WITHOUT ANY HAVE BEEN EXPANDING WITHOUT ANY OF THE DRAMA AND INCENTIVES. OF THE DRAMA AND INCENTIVES.>>BEZOS COULD HAVE COME HERE>>BEZOS COULD HAVE COME HERE WITHOUT THE BEAUTY PAGEANT THAT WITHOUT THE BEAUTY PAGEANT THAT COULD HAVE GOTTEN HIM MOUNTAINS COULD HAVE GOTTEN HIM MOUNTAINS OF FREE DATA. OF FREE DATA.>>ONE OTHER POINT AS SOMEBODY>>ONE OTHER POINT AS SOMEBODY FROM FLYOVER COUNTRY. FROM FLYOVER COUNTRY. WE HAVE THIS WEALTH INEQUALITY WE HAVE THIS WEALTH INEQUALITY AND INCOME INEQUALITY. AND INCOME INEQUALITY. LOOK AT THE MAP. LOOK AT THE MAP. WE HAVE THIS INCREDIBLE WE HAVE THIS INCREDIBLE CONCENTRATION OF WEALTH AND CONCENTRATION OF WEALTH AND COMMERCE ALONG THE COFFEE AND COMMERCE ALONG THE COFFEE AND THEN THERE’S THE REST OF THE THEN THERE’S THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, AND WE’LL ALL TALK COUNTRY, AND WE’LL ALL TALK ABOUT HOW WE HAVE HOLLOWED OUT ABOUT HOW WE HAVE HOLLOWED OUT COUNTIES AND COMMUNITIES AND THE COUNTIES AND COMMUNITIES AND THE INCENTIVE STRUCTURE THAT LEADS INCENTIVE STRUCTURE THAT LEADS COMPANIES TO INVEST IN COUNTRIES COMPANIES TO INVEST IN COUNTRIES THAT ARE ALREADY QUITE WEALTHY. THAT ARE ALREADY QUITE WEALTHY. I’M CONSERVATIVE — I’M ONE OF I’M CONSERVATIVE — I’M ONE OF THE FREE MARKET CONSERVATIVES, THE FREE MARKET CONSERVATIVES, BUT THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH BUT THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE INCENTIVES TO HAVE THE THUMB THE INCENTIVES TO HAVE THE THUMB ON THE SCALE HERE. ON THE SCALE HERE. THERE ARE A LOT OF COMMUNITIES THERE ARE A LOT OF COMMUNITIES AND COUNTIES AND CITIES ALL AND COUNTIES AND CITIES ALL ACROSS AMERICA THAT WOULD BE ACROSS AMERICA THAT WOULD BE GLAD TO HAVE THOSE JOBS. GLAD TO HAVE THOSE JOBS.>>YOU COULD GO TO BALTIMORE OR>>YOU COULD GO TO BALTIMORE OR PHILADELPHIA. PHILADELPHIA.>>IT’S NOT JUST INCENTIVES.>>IT’S NOT JUST INCENTIVES. ALSO IT’S ACCESS TO A CERTAIN ALSO IT’S ACCESS TO A CERTAIN KIND OF WORK-FORCE. KIND OF WORK-FORCE.>>RIGHT, RIGHT.>>RIGHT, RIGHT.>>THAT’S WHY THEY’VE GOT AN>>THAT’S WHY THEY’VE GOT AN DISCOUNT BECAUSE WE IN NEW YORK DISCOUNT BECAUSE WE IN NEW YORK HAVE THE WORKERS. HAVE THE WORKERS.>>THAT’S WHY THEY WANT TO BE>>THAT’S WHY THEY WANT TO BE HERE AND WHY THEY’RE NOT GOING HERE AND WHY THEY’RE NOT GOING TO ATLANTA AND WHY THEIR GROWTH TO ATLANTA AND WHY THEIR GROWTH IN NASHVILLE MAY BE LIMITED. IN NASHVILLE MAY BE LIMITED.>>WE MAY HAVE A BIG EMPTY LOT>>WE MAY HAVE A BIG EMPTY LOT IN SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN SOON IN SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN SOON TOO OR IF THEY WANT TO — IF TOO OR IF THEY WANT TO — IF AMAZON IS WATCHING, YOU KNOW — AMAZON IS WATCHING, YOU KNOW –>>YOU NEED A TECH-SASHY>>YOU NEED A TECH-SASHY WORK-FORCE, A UNIVERSITY SYSTEM WORK-FORCE, A UNIVERSITY SYSTEM THAT IS DEVELOPED AROUND R & D. THAT IS DEVELOPED AROUND R & D.>>AND YOU KNOW WHO’S A PERFECT>>AND YOU KNOW WHO’S A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THAT? EXAMPLE OF THAT? PITTSBURGH. PITTSBURGH. PITTSBURGH HAS HAD A RENAISSANCE PITTSBURGH HAS HAD A RENAISSANCE IN THE LAST TEN YEARS IN THE LAST TEN YEARS RECOGNIZING CARNEGIE MELON IS RECOGNIZING CARNEGIE MELON IS THERE. THERE.>>AND COLUMBUS.>>AND COLUMBUS. YOU’RE RIGHT. YOU’RE RIGHT. AMAZON WAS IMPERFECT. AMAZON WAS IMPERFECT. THEY IMPERFECTLY WANTED TO GIVE THEY IMPERFECTLY WANTED TO GIVE NEW YORKERS A BILLION DOLLARS A NEW YORKERS A BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. YEAR. AND BECAUSE OF THEIR AND BECAUSE OF THEIR IMPERFECTIONS, WE REJECTED THE IMPERFECTIONS, WE REJECTED THE DEAL. DEAL. IT SHOULD BE BETTER. IT SHOULD BE BETTER. WE SHOULD BE LOOKING. WE SHOULD BE LOOKING. I COULD GET INTO FINE DETAILS I COULD GET INTO FINE DETAILS WHY LONG ISLAND CITY SHOULDN’T WHY LONG ISLAND CITY SHOULDN’T BE BENEFITTING. BE BENEFITTING.>>BUT, NIKAL, SEASONAL IT MORE>>BUT, NIKAL, SEASONAL IT MORE THAN JUST IMPERFECTIONS? THAN JUST IMPERFECTIONS? IF AMAZON SHOWED UP TO PLAY AND IF AMAZON SHOWED UP TO PLAY AND ACTUALLY SAID, I LOVE YOU, NEW ACTUALLY SAID, I LOVE YOU, NEW YORK, HERE’S WHAT I’M GOING TO YORK, HERE’S WHAT I’M GOING TO DO TO MAKE CITYING BETTER, DO TO MAKE CITYING BETTER, YOU’RE GOING, IT TOOK ME 40 YOU’RE GOING, IT TOOK ME 40 EXTRA MINUTES BECAUSE THE EXTRA MINUTES BECAUSE THE SUBWAY’S SO JAMMED UP. SUBWAY’S SO JAMMED UP. IF I’M AN AVERAGE NEW YORKER AND IF I’M AN AVERAGE NEW YORKER AND I’M MISREADING A WHOLE LOT OF I’M MISREADING A WHOLE LOT OF INFORMATION AND I SAY, WAIT A INFORMATION AND I SAY, WAIT A MINUTE, THEY PAY NOTHING IN MINUTE, THEY PAY NOTHING IN FEDERAL TAXES? FEDERAL TAXES? I WOULD BE ANNOYED BECAUSE I I WOULD BE ANNOYED BECAUSE I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE WHOLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THE WHOLE PICTURE. PICTURE.>>MOST NEW YORKERS WEREN’T>>MOST NEW YORKERS WEREN’T ANNOYED. ANNOYED. THEY WANTED THEM HERE BECAUSE THEY WANTED THEM HERE BECAUSE THEY WANTED THE $1 BILLION A THEY WANTED THE $1 BILLION A YEAR. YEAR.>>THAT’S GREAT POINT.>>THAT’S GREAT POINT. ALL THE PEOPLE BEHIND AOC, ARE ALL THE PEOPLE BEHIND AOC, ARE THEY ACTUALLY HER CONSTITUENTS? THEY ACTUALLY HER CONSTITUENTS?>>IT’S NOT HER DISTRICT.>>IT’S NOT HER DISTRICT. LET’S COMPARE THAT. LET’S COMPARE THAT. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” GOT IT “THE NEW YORK TIMES” GOT IT WRONG. WRONG. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” WHO COVERS “THE NEW YORK TIMES” WHO COVERS THESE TWO CONGRESSWOMAN DIDN’T THESE TWO CONGRESSWOMAN DIDN’T KNOW WHOSE DISTRICT IT WAS KNOW WHOSE DISTRICT IT WAS BECAUSE MALONEY HAD NO BECAUSE MALONEY HAD NO COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN THIS. COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN THIS. I THINK WE’RE IN AN AREA LIKE I THINK WE’RE IN AN AREA LIKE AOC. AOC. I DON’T BEGRUJ HER THIS. I DON’T BEGRUJ HER THIS. SHE’S AN HONEST PERSON. SHE’S AN HONEST PERSON. IT’S HER AUDIOOLOGY. IT’S HER AUDIOOLOGY. SHE’S PURSUING IT. SHE’S PURSUING IT. BUT IT’S BAD FOR NEW YORKERS. BUT IT’S BAD FOR NEW YORKERS. WE’RE IN AN ERA WHERE DOZENS OF WE’RE IN AN ERA WHERE DOZENS OF CONGRESSPEOPLE WHO GO ABOUT CONGRESSPEOPLE WHO GO ABOUT THINGS THE WRONG WAY HAVE NO THINGS THE WRONG WAY HAVE NO IDEA. IDEA.>>THAT’S CALLED THE REVERSE>>THAT’S CALLED THE REVERSE TRUMP. TRUMP. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED TO EVERY THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED TO EVERY REPUBLICAN ON PLANET EARTH WHEN REPUBLICAN ON PLANET EARTH WHEN TRUMP SHOWED UP TO THE PARTY.

Yvette Parker

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  1. MSNBC is partly responsible, they support these democratic people and they Continue with this fails narrative, continue killing the golden geese

  2. Should we check and see how many times AOC bought something on Amazon? Or would that expose how her and all her supporters are hypocrites?

  3. AOC is not reverse Trump. This bar tender from NY who is empty between the ears should never be compared to a street-smart business magnate with clear records of personal and political achievements.

  4. Can people stop having arguments in the comments. You see something you don’t agree with don’t say anything.

  5. No we didn't… Stop it… It was going to help gentrification to progress! If race and lower class isnt attached to this! We don't want it! 25,000 and how many were for entry level with no degree or 2 year degree….. All that matters! New Yorkers are fighting against gentifcation every day

  6. How cortez ever got into congress is totally beyond me. She doesn't represent anyone, and is only interested in her own socialist agenda. She clearly thinks she is a political star and thinks she can walk all over the interests of the people she was elected to represent, now it is up to the people who voted for her, and were stabbed in the back, to ensure she never gets another seat in congress or in any other political forum… Good luck with that

  7. sorry….talk all you want..jobs HELP people and local governments/small businesses/on and on…$150,00 jobs are really hard to find currently..they used to have facts that jobs help small business locally…coffee shops close etc…the money TURNS so local taxes, and other synergies grow too…oh well—-sorry NYC ….you lost, one way or another…glad you are happy….

  8. AOC is a simple child. If i want to know how to pour a perfect drink she'd be the person I go to. As a Congresswoman I think she's a massive joke.Her degrees were a minor in economics and "dance" Shes countlessly made herself look stupid yet people are still supporting her

  9. SOMEBODY SHOULD REALLY GIVE THIS KID A GOOD BALLING OUT AND PUT HER NEHIND A DESK WITH THE DOOR CLOSED SHE IS SOMETHING ELSE THAT NO ONE ELSE COULD POSSIBLY DO SO WRONG.

  10. You keep saying diversity, but yet amazon's new headquarters neither added diversity in terms of the jobs that requires degree's that are primarily only in their headquarters, neither did it offer diversity in terms of business as they are not a tech company, they may be branching into tech but they like most other business's in nyc are a shipping company and storefront company. So no jobs for the people who are poor so no diversity. Now on another hand neither should you ever pay a company more or even half of a company's employee fee's. Now trump already gave them huge tax cuts, but that said the people who were against it, was because primarily that amazon was offered said deal and then had already started negotiations in backroom deals on top of it, which meant they wanted to be there to begin with, but wanted to make money from it instead of expanding the old fashioned way. They will most likely sell a new head quarters to someone else not surprised if its in another spot in nyc sometime down the road, as they seemed interested in being in nyc for a ,many number of reasons. Now on the people ae so stupid they don't know how taxes work, actually i'd argue they do which is why they knew that if you couple trumps cuts with a added 10% more cut, later down the road the regular people or shall we say the diversity's will be paying higher taxes in order to make up a percentage of the lost 10%, Thats how they work and how they always will. The fact amazon will not release anything to anyone kind of shows how messed up the whole deal was, despite that i'm not against the idea but i don't live in nyc either so it wouldn't necessarily effect me, however with the whole tax thing it may of could of effected even outside nyc. As cutting huge taxes on multi billion dollar company's always effect everyone in terms of taxes.

  11. The most profitable company in the world foiled by a freshman congresswomen. They already had one foot out the door and the other one on a banana peel. Amazon is anti union and destroys small businesses all over the world. Anti trust laws were created for a reason.

  12. This is the true face of socialist. They want to and will destroy America if given the chance.

  13. Lol, Trump 2020, guaranteed! Democrats are baby killers, want 77% tax rates, enable illegal immigration, and are job killers.

    Cheers!

  14. Comrade Cortez practises cortezanomics, born out of bar room experiences and understood by liberals, students taught by sandal wearing left wing professors and democrats. To everyone else it sounds plain dumb. Comrade Cortez is a baby killer and a business killer.

  15. Hollywood movies gets millions of dollars in tax breaks. Where's the outrage and protests?

  16. NY Democrat's internal thoughts: Hmm, what do I enjoy killing more, jobs or babies?

  17. What AOC was really gloating over was that she felt singly responsible for upending a deal by the richest man in the world. She got a tingle in her dingle over it.

  18. This level of self-righteous stupidity fuelled by a ghastly and unscrupulous pursuit of political power is not only diabolical but also dangerous.

  19. WAKE up people, Amazon Never wanted to be in NYC. They wanted Washington DC, where the lobbyist/legislators would do their bidding, enabling Amazon to reach an even higher financial supremacy. NYC was simply a front. Yes NY is the the world financial capital but NO legislation is done in NYC. Selecting Washington DC from inception would have been too obvious to the masses…. Bezos knew New Yorkers would rebel, that’s what New Yorkers do. Giving Bezos the opportunity to have a excuse and pull out. He planted it all along….

  20. AOC has a punch me buck tooth semi moron face. How TF did anyone vote for her???!?

  21. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! How do ya like that progressive/socialist new york?! 26,000 THOUSAND JOBS gone, gone, GONE!!!! AOC is AWESOME!!!

  22. Ur upset about Amazon?? Hoe about killing healthy born babies.
    Jeeeezzzz….how sick can u b ?

  23. AOC, as smart as a box of rocks. as sharp as a bag of bowling balls.

  24. These Amazon jobs in Long island city weren't going to New Yorkers.
    H1B Visa Indians most likely.
    Jeff Bezos doesn't need a tax break from New York state.
    Google came to NYC and wasn't asking for welfare.

  25. This overpaid *barfly* so called congresswoman don't have a clue about anything except destroying our country and culture for a dictatorship by the democrat party.

  26. You don't understand it because you're a democrat..lol…this is VERY simple business….leftists like AOC and this host…will ruin America

  27. am I the only one who think, that the whole deal was to discredit AOC?… I mean AMAZON could‘ve moved in just like google did but instead they choose to do it like a bully?!?..

  28. She’s a moron, said “it’s amazing that we still have more power than the richest man in the world” her ego proves her stupidity because he has all the power to come or go as he pleases not her. If he actually wanted to he still could go to NYC but he’s smarter than that and knows to stay away from socialists.

  29. Amazon can go anywhere because workers will move to where ever the jobs are. Democrats know that as evident by their open borders policy so why are they pretending that only NYC can provide tech workers?!?

  30. If Amazon had moved there, the people would have had to move out of their neighborhoods within two Years. They would never have been able to afford the rents, places like Amazon , Google, or other tech firms bring. Seattle residents cant afford the rent there. In the West LA area, rents went from $700 to over $3000 in two years. Some times it's more than jobs, it's about communities

  31. If your argument is weak speaking louder then everyone else and interrupting only make your argument weaker.

  32. Hey in the next year aoc can get wall street to move to Kansas I'll vote for her then.

  33. They should educate the ignorant congresswoman AOC first. The jewel 💎 of N.Y.!

  34. Amazon was not hiring 25,000 New Yorkers ASAP. This would occur over 10 years. Amazon is here to make lots of money NOW with no losses. Get it!

  35. Cuomo, liberal in himself attacking another liberal. What’s going on?

  36. People whith their own money are free and dont depend on the good- will of the DemonKKKrats. Thats why they voted against jobs. The DemonKKKrats dont want the people to be free. BACK TO THE PLANTATION YOU PLEBS. 😂😂😂

  37. It's amazing how none of you commentors in here actually have your honesty hats on. You speak of the poor first of all as if they are ignorant. In all actuality, most of them are probably for wiser than most of you. They have actually lived through many businesses coming in promising all this and that, and watched as they were forced out of their homes and neighborhoods. Most of you, judging by your heartless and obviously ignorant comments have no real idea about what these people have witnessed in their lives. You are ok with the rich taking more and more while at the same time crying out about "socialistic" programs designed to help the needy. Jeff Bezos and his company are not needy, and yet they are a huge recipient of basically public assistance in the true use of the term. So way to go New York for making a wise decision to allow Jeff and his monster of a company to go elsewhere with their misleading promises.

  38. Goatee boy is a moron.Amazon would have brought Billions! to New York.Only 700 jobs the first year?It's a starting place to climb to 25,000.

  39. Are they questioning AOC’s judgement? They will be on her poop list.

  40. Sooooo…Amazon can move to the opioid belt of the country and reinvigorate the economy and the lives of people there. AOC is appallingly uneducated about economics, esp for someone who has an degree in economics.

  41. What ever it's gone just think who is going to suffer now not her you the residents there she don't care about you you are the the ones who have lost big time.

  42. Imagine that, politicians doing whatever they want to do with no regard or any idea what the voters want.
    Oh I forgot they do whats best for you, not what you expect them to do.

  43. Great work AOC, keep that evil corporation out of your beautiful city. No matter how much money they offer always stay true to yourself. AOC for president

  44. Look at all the conservatives attempting to care about a liberal state like New York and the "would-have-been" jobs to minorities in Queens. How conveniently cute…..

  45. I gotta be honest, I think this was a mistake on AOC's part to say the things she said and do the things she did. New York's economy will survive, but I do not dispute that this would have been a huge financial gain for the state.

  46. AOC. Finally a politician sticking to long-term principles of less inequality instead of short-term gain and more-inequality. My hat's off to her.

  47. Got fired from a Corn Dog Shack because she sucked at it.
    Friend got her a job bartending.
    She responded to a political casting call. (Like creating the Monkey's or the Spice Girls)
    Her campaign was funded by globalists and she only got 16,000 votes. Now she driving away business and writing ridiculous bills.

  48. OH WAIT….DID I JUST HEAR? OH MY FASCISM RISING?…. WHO WOULD HAVE THUNK IT?

  49. The more I see this kind of news the more I believe a Chavez could be elected in the USA

  50. How come every coversation ends, or, includes, President Trump? He must be doing something right. Well, mostly, everything.

  51. MSNBC is a corporate propaganda machine that pretends to be a progressive news station. A wolf in sheep's skin. They do not represent the anti-war and pro-worker view points of the progressive movement. Way to bring millionaires on that stand to lose millions on this deal, and therefore have their own agenda.

  52. @Amazon should’ve just went to Newark NJ, one of the cities in the final running for Amazon HQ2. It’s cheaper and literally a stones throw from Manhattan without the nightmares of Queens.
    Bad choice @JeffBezos.

  53. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can be really proud of herself for denying a Blue ribbon Company like Amazon, who is willing to come to New York City and bringing 25.000 High Paying Jobs and 27 Billion dollars in Tax revenues. However, you also should immediately realize that Amazon would only hire the very best money can buy the best and brightest in the IT Branch. So most likely that not all 25.000 paying Job would come from the New York area. And in addition very likely other firms would follow suit. And those 25.000 High-income earners and others will spend their HARD earned salary in the New York Community and not somewhere else. Amazon in return was only asking a small tax discount for coming to the great city of New York. If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez does not understand normal economic's – a subject in which she majored from Boston University – she should go back to her Job of waiting tables and tending bar at Flats Fix. Maybe that is a far better and suitable working place than where she is now, ruining the Futures of thousands of thousands of New Yorkers living in poverty. It is well-known that the top 1 percent high-income earners in America dictate the terms and if you are Not willing to accept these terms you are going to miss Golden opportunities like this coming your way. To be able to hire more teachers, improve the Subway system, etc, etc. Thank you so much, AOC. Way to go chasing away Corporate America by telling them, that New York City is No longer open for Business.

  54. NYC already has some oh the highest close of housing in the nation, why would anyone want to bring new businesses that continue to drive up the prices. If your making $50K a year in NYC you still poor.

  55. If this happened to another city it would be a mistake, but this is NYC.

  56. Well shucks it sure is a shame New York isn’t sucking off Corporations. Honestly, why can’t we just give all our money to Corporations who don’t need it? It is not like we are anything other than Corporate slaves already. The nerve of some people, not giving a powerful Corporation the support it needs! Jeff Bezos is the richest man on the planet, but he is not a Trillionaire yet!? We should all be humbly bowing in the hope he grants us prosperity. The idea that government should not be bowing to Corporate interests! What next? Democracy? Corporations are loving, vengeful Gods! Give them their sacrifice at the altar so they may bless us. But Corporations are also people too after all!

  57. Is the first guy saying the companies should be just being a stupid dumb that gives away money for the community whereas in fact they are coming with such a benefit? And the idiotic Aoc is saying it is such a great thing because community together made a dumb decision?

  58. Somewhat of a testament to what happens when you vote someone into office based mostly, if not completely, on race. Merits matter more than gender or race. I think more competent politicians would have made this a completely different story. And many lives would have benefitted.

  59. They run roughshod?, guess what-you won the battle and lost the war!

  60. is AOC gonna get an apology now that amazon, facebook, uber, etc have
    all decided to go to queens, new york which is AOC district, without the
    incentives. She was right and mass media was wrong, she saved New York
    3 Billion Dollars.

  61. AOC Proves Critics Wrong On Scrapped Amazon HQ2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBb733VAafY

  62. Come to Texas Amazon! We would love more jobs. Thank God we don’t have AOC here, your safe from that communist!!!

  63. It was definitely AOC that lost Amazon for NY. It was her complete ignorance that lost it for them. When they said tax incentives, I guess thought they would have to write out a check, ignorance. There is 49 other states that would love to have you Amazon.

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