I have to say that the amount of time the GOP and Fox spend on mocking and slamming AOC makes me uncomfortable. I like new blood in the system. The geriatric baby boomers are on the way out, and new ideas are on the way in. I actually went, “Hmmm” the other day when one of them suggested Medicare for 50 year olds, which I’m. But AOC is just talking nonsense now:
“What’s great is that our economy, our local economy, is already growing. So I firmly believe that if we want to take that $3 billion dollars that we were willing to give to Amazon and invest it in our local community, we can do that. We can make those jobs. We can make 25,000 jobs. But we don’t have to give away and allow our subway system to crumble so that Amazon essentially owns a part of New York City. We can create 25,000 jobs with Mom-and-Pops; we can create 25,ooo jobs with companies that are willing to come to the table, but we should not be giving away our infrastructure, our subway system, our schools, our teachers’ salaries, our firefighters’ budgets, to a company that has not shown good faith to New Yorkers. And we can ask for more because we deserve more.”
That last line says a whole lot. But the math.
Now, if she is suggesting that NY State teachers pay no taxes, I will be ALL on board with that. But using 3 billion dollars in unpaid tax revenue, which is zero dollars, to fund anything…I mean, whut? Is she saying that NY should give 3 billion dollars in tax breaks to mom and pops, teachers, firepersons, and the City itself to update the subway?
That’s not even fuzzy math. It’s not math at all.
I think she should go with this shirt today.