Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has become the face of blue state radicalism in Congress.
The leader of “The Squad” never thought she or her policies would get roasted on CNN like this.
But CNN just accidentally buried Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when this Shark Tank star detonated a truth bomb live on air.
Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary isn’t only an investor whose success has made him a millionaire several times over – he’s also an economic conservative who speaks his mind.
Through his businesses and investments, O’Leary has created countless jobs – something politicians like President Joe Biden and The Squad in the House of Representatives can’t claim.
In fact, recently, in an interview on CNN, “Mr. Wonderful” – as he’s known on the entrepreneurship contest reality show – said Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is “great at killing jobs.”
Leader of the radically woke Squad, AOC has made a name for herself by pushing for extreme “green” measures at the expense of the economy and even Americans’ individual freedom.
Her so-called “Green New Deal” is an industry-killing, freedom-stealing, goodie bag of hand out to friends of Democrats.
AOC slammed as job killer by Shark Tank star
If it were ever to pass, Americans would see energy prices balloon well beyond what they’ve already experienced under President Joe Biden’s watch – and see unemployment go through the roof.
But the former bartender has more directly nixed tens of thousands of good paying jobs in her own home district.
When I opposed this Amazon project coming to New York bc it was a scam of public funds, the whole power establishment came after us.
Billboards went up in Times Sq denouncing me. Powerful pols promised revenge. Op-Eds & CEOs insulted my intelligence.
In the end, we were right. https://t.co/F1sNvZcISq
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 3, 2023
AOC opposed a new Amazon headquarters being built in The Bronx that would have brought 25,000 new jobs to the area.
As you can see in the above tweet, AOC still brags about preventing tens of thousands of her constituents from obtaining a high-paying career.
O’Leary remembers the incident well.
“AOC, she’s great at killing jobs,” O’Leary said. “She kills jobs by the thousands. You know another problem, where did Amazon take their jobs? Away from her. She threatened to sue them if they created jobs.”
Not places for business
The Shark Tank star went a step further, saying he’s given up on investing in blue states.
“I don’t put companies here in New York anymore or Massachusetts or in New Jersey or in California,” O’Leary added. “Those states are uninvestable. The policy here is insane. The taxes are too high. We put them in Fargo, North Dakota.”
CNN’s Poppy Harlow couldn’t believe her ears – how could flyover country ever be more appealing to the coastal states O’Leary mentioned?
An indignant Harlow asked Mr. Wonderful to explain how this could be possible.
O’Leary responded with his personal experience.
“The regulatory environment is punitive,” O’Leary answered. “I had a project in upstate New York behind the grid in Niagara Falls for electricity, a global data center we were building. Eventually, it got so bad with the politicians in the local region and the state policy we moved it to Norway and all the jobs. Norway has it now. Thousands of jobs coming out of that. That is New York – uninvestable. Sorry. Don’t shoot the messenger. I’m just telling you the way it is.”
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