BLUE STATE BLUES: New York Taxpayers to Pay $48k Per Job at New Amazon Offices

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New York State is providing approximately $1.5 billion in government assistance and incentives for Amazon to open its new headquarters in the New York City borough of Queens; sparking outrage from residents who are unknowingly financing the billion-dollar corporation.

“According to Amazon, the cost per job for New York taxpayers is $48,000, compared to $22,000 for Virginia and $13,000 for Tennessee,” writes Fox New York. “New York state’s incentives are nearly triple those of Virginia’s, while Tennessee’s are $102 million.”

Newly elected Democratic-socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed the announcement on social media, posting “Amazon is a billion-dollar company. The idea that it will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks at a time when our subway is crumbling and our communities need MORE investment, not less, is extremely concerning to residents here.”

Amazon insists the new headquarters will create thousands of jobs across the city and beyond; sparking investment in surrounding neighborhoods and suburbs.

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