The recent breakdown in the potential deal involving Amazon setting up their new headquarters in New York City, and the involvement of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the situation, is still echoing through the corridors of politics.
Opinions about the politician were highly divided as a result of her action, and even though many supported her position and claimed that she was on the right track, not everyone agreed with the rising star of the Democratic Party.
Ocasio-Cortez is still facing the fallout from the failed deal, as reports indicate that some citizens of NYC even blame her for the loss of 25,000 potential job openings.
The deal was going to give a significant tax break to Amazon that Ocasio-Cortez claimed was unreasonable, and would be better spent improving the local infrastructure rather than helping a company with Amazon’s resources avoid having to pay more.
In February, she tweeted: "Today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers and their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation and the power of the richest man in the world."
Many continue to express their support for Ocasio-Cortez in the aftermath of the deal going south.
Public polls indicate that a large number of people still believe that the blame for the situation falls mainly on Amazon, not on the politician.
Also, while public opinions on the subject are divided so far, it looks like Ocasio-Cortez is far from the universal disapproval that some have tried to pin on her lately.
Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg explained: "While some may have celebrated Amazon’s announcement to pull the plug, the vast majority of New Yorkers of every stripe thought it was bad for the Empire State."
Meanwhile, the politician has continued to make progress in her career and insists that she has a solid plan for her future involvement in defining local legislation.
While some have questioned her actions, her situation is not too different from that of other politicians in this regard.
Do you think AOC is wrong or right for not changing course after her unfavorables went up by 15 points in the past few months?