AOC blew Amazon out of New York in 2019 over tax breaks but demanded one for herself in 2012

by John Gage
April 16, 2019

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who regularly lambastes Republicans over tax cuts and helped scuttle a plan by Amazon to locate in New York City because she opposed tax breaks the company might receive, costing the city an estimated 25,000 jobs, sought a tax break for herself in 2012 so she could launch her own company.

Ocasio-Cortez, who graduated from Boston University in 2011, today calls herself a “democratic socialist.” But in 2012, she was a businesswoman seeking tax benefits for her startup, Brook Avenue Press, which published books and curricula for children in the Bronx.

“Plenty of entrepreneurs have started their businesses on a shoestring and any break they receive means more flexibility for further growth,” Ocasio-Cortez said in 2012 in a news release.

“A tax break could mean part-time work for someone else or keeping a business’ doors open long enough to turn a profit. Young entrepreneurs are playing a special role in developing promising, creative enterprises for our future, and a small break can open up their resources for hiring, creating a new product, or reinvesting in the local economy,” Ocasio-Cortez added.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • chw2000 says:

    Not sure she “sucks” at bar tending but i’d bet she does “suck”!

  • WhiteFalcon says:

    Her company didn’t even have to crash to burn. It never got out of the starting gate. AOC’s political career should do just as well. Hopefully she will be voted out of office next year, and then she can go back to her real job, bartending. I’ll bet she sucks at that job also.

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