They didn't pick Texas, which trumpets its low taxes.
They didn't pick Maryland with its $8.5 billion in incentives, or even New Jersey with its $7 billion.
In the end, Amazon came to New York.
When I took office, the 20-year knock on New York City's progressives was that our love of big government, the labor movement and high taxes would send businesses running.
We ignored the critics, and went on to pass paid sick leave, a higher living wage, a $15 minimum wage and a fair work week.
And this is where Amazon — the world's biggest online retailer — decided to be: in high tax, pro-union, high-regulation New York City. The 25,000 jobs coming to Long Island City in the coming decade represent the single biggest employment boost in the history of our city or state.
You can continue on and read the rest of this delusional bullshit, but let's point out that the type of workers Amazon is planning to hire will not be subject to anything he mentioned and will not be union. And the only reason you got them to come here was because you gave them tax incentives, a helipad and there is a workforce here that can support what they need. But we enjoy you reveling in the fact that this is a high tax state as if that's a positive.