Progressives are seen in some quarters as playing the short game on the Amazon move….
Not looking at the long game involving jobs and money….
Their euphoria on this is not shared by other Democrats locally in Queens NYC, the state of NY and even Nationally….
…from the NY Daily News.…
So-called progressives just killed 25,000 to 40,000 high-quality jobs coming to New York City.
So-called progressives just shredded plans that would have delivered up to $27.5 billion in New York tax revenue over the next 25 years — real money that could have gone for schools and subways and public housing and health-care for the needy.
So-called progressives just looked at the caterers, the construction workers, the electricians, the cleaners and countless other professionals in Long Island City and throughout the five boroughs desperate to benefit from the economic activity that the company and its employees would bring, and said: Suck it up. Amazon failed our ever-changing litmus tests, so we don’t want them here.
Now one of the world’s biggest and most innovative companies, perfectly poised to play a central role shaping the global economy for a generation, will take its employment opportunities elsewhere.
We never said this was a perfect deal. A $505 million cash grant promised to assist Amazon in building its campus — designed, cough cough, so they’d use union labor — was always questionable. But Amazon ran a national competition and asked cities to bid. Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio made an offer that won….
image….Delivery cancelled. (Barry Williams for New York Dail / for New York Daily News)