Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Amazon on Monday over the news that it has picked Long Island City in Queens as the site of a new headquarters, arguing it will hurt the local community in the New York City borough. "We've been getting calls and outreach from Queens residents all day about this. The community's response? Outrage," Ocasio-Cortez wrote in the first of a series of tweets over the development. "Amazon is a billion-dollar company," she wrote. "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." "Has the company promised to hire in the existing community?" she tweeted. "What's the quality of jobs ... how many are promised?" "Displacement is not community development," she wrote. "Shuffling working class people out of a community does not improve their quality of life." Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, contended the company should offer "good healthcare, living wages, (and) affordable rent" to members of the community. "Corporations that offer none of those things should be met w/ skepticism." Facking moron. So she's complaining about a crumbling subway and a need for more investment. She assumes that people would be shuffled out and yet the truth about Queens is.... "Queens has a high concentration of export-oriented jobs (which serve the needs of customers outside the region), and these typically pay higher wages than locally-oriented jobs (which serve the needs of local residents). Immigration continues to have a distinct role in shaping the economy of Queens. Over half the population of Queens is now foreign-born, a much higher percentage than any other borough in New York City, and many of the borough’s neighborhoods and commercial corridors reflect the rich cultural heritage of their residents. No single industry dominates Queens. However, the airline industry is a key component of the borough’s economy and serves as a major employer in the neighborhoods surrounding JFK and LaGuardia airports. The health care and social assistance industry is also a major employer in Queens and has been growing steadily in recent years. Two-thirds of all businesses in Queens employ between one and four people, meaning that small borough plays an essential role in the borough’s economic vitality." So that burrough is already serving outside customers, most of the jobs are by the airport which puts subway usage under pressure, and most of the residents are foreign-born (roughly 50% have a high school diploma or less). But instead of realizing what an absolute boon this could be, how their infrastructure could be enhanced by Amazon, she's shitting on it because they will get tax breaks? Jeee-zus! 200 other cities would like to kick her dumb ignorant ass right about now.