“No longer do I place businesses in Massachusetts, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts, or here in New York. You cannot invest in such states. The regulatory environment is harsh, the policy is ridiculous, and the taxes are too high,” O’Leary continued. “I was working on a worldwide data center project in Upstate New York, which was constructed off the energy grid in Niagara Falls. Eventually, the state policy and local politicians became so awful that we moved everything—including all the jobs—to Norway.”
O’Leary claimed that he spoke with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and informed her that firms were leaving her state due to high taxes.
“You overtax successful individuals and slap them with a super tax to punish them for their success. Such a mess, New Jersey! He informed the Democratic Senator that New York was uninvestable.”
O’Leary continued to discuss how New York is uninvestable on CNN, and host Kaitlan Collins predicted some opposition from New Yorkers.
As for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), he remarked, “She’s fantastic at killing jobs.” I’d love to debate her. O’Leary claimed that she “kills jobs by the thousands,” citing the Amazon debacle in which she cost the city 25,000 well-paying jobs. After receiving criticism from her, Amazon made the decision to relocate to a more welcoming location like Virginia. According to O’Leary, AOC threatened to sue them.
Co-host Don Lemon surprised everyone by supporting Collins when he defended AOC, adding, “He’s saying what a lot of people are saying.”
That made an incoherent AOC, who dislikes the truth, react.
“Why is New York City home to some of the most billionaires in the world if it’s so ‘uninvestable’?” AOC rambled on. “Billionaires behave in this way. They use their influence to get access to platforms and disseminate unverified allegations in an effort to advance laws that are already beneficial to them.”
“Some of the most billionaires,” I suppose. What exactly does that mean? But AOC does this frequently. She mumbles incoherently and refuses to hear what real-world businesspeople are saying to her. Then her last sentence would be more accurate if she had substituted “politicians” for “billionaires”.
Additionally, establishing a business in New York isn’t always the same as having a house there. Truth be told, citizens as well as businesses are leaving blue states like New York due to high taxes, crime, and unfavorable regulations for states like Texas and Florida. When AOC’s socialist comrade Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) attempted to spar with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday, I wrote about it.
She is clueless, as are her fellow socialists. But the populace is making their feelings known by voting with their feet as they leave.