Ocasio-Cortez hailed the cancellation as a day “dedicated, everyday New Yorkers and their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed.”
Weighing a bid for president, Gillibrand visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Monday. She said she thinks Ocasio-Cortez’s point is that subsidies given to Amazon were outrageous, not that she didn’t want the jobs in New York.
Amazon faced opposition from some New York officials who were unhappy with the tax incentives the retailer was promised.
Gillibrand told reporters that taxpayers were going to be “left holding the bag” and that shows the deal was outrageous.
Congrats! You won! That’s victory right there! Now those tax payers won’t be burdened with any of those pesky bags.