Ocasio-Cortez and HQ2...showing how dumb she is every day

Discussion in 'The Dungeon' started by D-Zum, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. D-Zum

    D-Zum Alex’s Crew Chief

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/13/politics/ocasio-cortez-amazon-hq2/index.html

    I waited 24 hours...NONE of you jumped on this????? I'm kind of disappointed.

    A couple of NY Democrats wise up and realize that Governments are in competition with other Governments to bring REAL jobs to the communities they represent. Giving up a paltry couple of billion dollars in incentives to attract one of the world's biggest companies gaze...then to WIN that lottery and bring BILLIONS of dollars in jobs and economic development....and she immediately takes issue with it?

    Normally Democrats tax the shit out of the citizens and business, bleed everything dry, and leave nothing but retail and fast food low paying jobs behind and call it a victory because unemployment is low. While ignoring that the standard of living their legislation and policies provide are sub-standard at best.

    OC couldn't find her own ass with both hands burden free and a GPS.
     
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  2. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    Meh...I don't know, somehow bashing her seems a bit like clubbing baby seals.
     
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  3. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner It's a little-known fact...

    And I've got just the club.
     
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  4. turtlecreek

    turtlecreek Well-Known Member

    my coach use to say, "when you want to kill a little mosquito, do you use a fly swatter? NO! you bring the HAMMER!!! conservatives lose because they don't seem to be able to tell the difference between a baby seal and a baby great white! communism/socialism needs the HAMMER relentlessly applied.
     
  5. TWF2

    TWF2 2 heads are better than 1

    I used to live there years ago and I would not like it either. They should build it further out of the city.
     
  6. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    Bezos just bought a few million votes for any future political venture
     
  7. blkduc

    blkduc no time for jibba jabba

    As much as I don't want to defend her...she's right on this. She said she represents the people of her district and this is going to drive up housing costs and make things bad for the locals. She is right. Amazon did this in Seattle, go ask the people there how this story ends. What she is saying is exactly how it goes.

    If you want to argue that it's a gain for the state overall, then yeah sure that makes sense. But she is representing the people that this will negatively impact.
     
  8. Motofun352

    Motofun352 Well-Known Member

    Meh....What's the difference between 10 people living one on top of the other or 15? It sucks in both cases. And moving into Va???? That place is a crowded mess already. I think Amazon has peaked and spending a fortune on new development (in spite of the tax breaks) will only hamstring them further.
     
  9. Fonda Dix

    Fonda Dix Well-Known Member

    Why does the wealthiest company in the world need so much welfare?
     
  10. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    It increases the bottom line for the socialist 1%
     
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  11. Pittenger5

    Pittenger5 Well-Known Member

    Who cares, she's a one and done. She isn't even sworn in yet and she's going against the big Dems. Good luck.
     
  12. blkduc

    blkduc no time for jibba jabba

    You raise a good point that is a bigger conversation. The party is turning into a full blown communist party and they have asked their people to "leave if they are moderate". Yes they literally said this more than once, it's their orders from the top. So they have vocally supported cortez and said she is the future, but she is starting out high on her own juice and rattling cages before she gets her new desk.

    So what will happen? The younger communists are taking over the party, they will have a reformation. Perez is the head of the dnc and he is pushing them hard left (his quote above). The question is, what happens when these new communist monsters start taking power from the old swamp creatures? The democrats' fate and end game is a communist party, watching the power struggle play out is going to look exactly like this:
    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/ale...orientation-leading-protest/story?id=59165661
     
  13. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    The quotes attributed to Kruschev were correct.
     
  14. L8 Braker

    L8 Braker 'Murica

  15. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    She's that dumb chick that can't answer how she is going to pay for all her free? "Well, there will be more people so it will be cheaper" is a pretty f@ckin' stupid answer to how she'll pay for medicare for all.
     
  16. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    Six years ago when we bought our house I am sort of wishing we would have bought a house we were looking at in Crystal City instead of Alexandria. That place in CC would be walking distance to the new HQ2 and already went up about 15%. I imagine it will be going much higher. On the other hand, I am liking have 0.5 acres instead of .15 acres. I have a place to park my trailer at the house and get to see deer, fox, squirrels and rabbits going past my deck and I expect we will see a little housing boom here.

    As to her constituents, the renters will lose, but the ones that own will make out very well. She is bucking the trend where the current swamp would be more than happy to keep the rich landowners happy and donating to the party. I am not a fan of her at all, but she may have this one at least partially right.
     
  17. Motofun352

    Motofun352 Well-Known Member

    "Green jobs for everyone!" Well, my pond's scum could use a good cleaning....Don't trip all over yourselves when signing up.
     
  18. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

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    SPL170db Trackday winner

  20. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert

    Well other than appearing to lack some confidence, now that she has to actually get into the shark infested waters and not just watch from the beach while yelling, she is at least right on this one.

    And I couldn't be happier it isn't coming to Atlanta.
     

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