Jay Carney, a former White Home Press Secretary beneath Barack Obama, slammed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her assaults on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, suggesting she truly do one thing productive concerning the minimal wage as an alternative “making stuff up” concerning the firm.
The New York Consultant, who has taken warmth for costing individuals in her district thousands of jobs by chasing Amazon headquarters from the world, continued her feud with the expertise large over the weekend.
She accused CEO Jeff Bezos specifically of paying employees “hunger wages” throughout an interview on ABC Information ‘This Week.’
“Being a billionaire is based on paying individuals hunger wages and stripping them of their potential to entry well being care, and likewise … his potential to be a billionaire is based on the truth that his employees are taking meals stamps,” Ocasio-Cortez lashed out.
Amazon Information responded by tweeting that the socialist congresswoman is “simply fallacious” on the matter.
— Amazon Information (@amazonnews) June 17, 2019
“These allegations are absurd,” an organization spokesperson told Fox Business. “Amazon associates obtain industry-leading pay beginning at $15 an hour – in actual fact, hourly associates at our Staten Island facility earn between $17.30 and $23 an hour, plus advantages which embrace complete medical, dental, and imaginative and prescient insurance coverage.”
You imply … she lied?!
Former Obama Crony Rips AOC
Including insult to damage was Carney’s response. Carney now serves as head of communications for Amazon.
He tweeted that Ocasio-Cortez must “give attention to elevating the federal minimal wage as an alternative of constructing stuff up about Amazon.”
Greater than 42% of all working People earn lower than the $15/hour Amazon pays entry-level achievement middle staff. And all our staff get top-tier advantages. I’d urge @AOC to give attention to elevating the federal minimal wage as an alternative of constructing stuff up about Amazon. https://t.co/ClhFfOrywd
— Jay Carney (@JayCarney) June 17, 2019
Amazon raised its minimal wage price to $15/hour in 2018. Now Ocasio-Cortez refers to that as “hunger wages.”
Mockingly, she makes these statements pondering it’ll punish massive companies – that are the enemy to the left – and favor small companies. And but, a espresso store she as soon as labored for went out of business final yr, partly as a result of exorbitant minimal wage in New York Metropolis.
Feud With Amazon
Ocasio-Cortez’ ongoing feud with Amazon is puzzling at finest. The lack of 25,000 jobs to the area that the corporate particularly blamed on her vocal resistance, is deeply upsetting to voters.
Even the perpetually confused Cher understands what she did to her constituents.
Are 25 Thousand New Jobs (Plus Hundreds of Ancillary Jobs) Not a Good Thought For The Ppl Of NY⁉️
— Cher (@cher) February 15, 2019
A new poll shows that solely 21% of respondents view Ocasio-Cortez favorably, whereas simply 11% imagine she has their finest pursuits in thoughts.
These ‘finest pursuits,’ because the ballot exhibits, particularly reference the Amazon deal, of which over 36% of respondents supported it whereas a mere 9% had been opposed.
Ocasio-Cortez is just not solely harming her political profession by combating Amazon, however she’s now setting herself up for mockery amongst Obama cronies.