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    The city council voted to impose the new tax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    The city council voted to impose the new tax.
    yeah I saw a headline ... at a reduced rate ?
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    Amazing how pissed off Amazon and Starbucks get when their progtards turn on them.



    And Starbucks Howard Schultz was just on camera talking about how bad the Tax cuts were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    well every time you get a Hummer, forward $ 2.50 to your local welfare agency
    Wouldnt that qualify as abortion related and be owed to PP?
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    Starbucks and Amazon might be well-known for their thinly veiled leftist agendas, but the pair or mega-corporations are sounding mighty . . . conservative . . . following Seattle's decision to raise taxes on the city's corporate residents in order to pay for affordable housing and "homeless services."

    In a statement released Tuesday morning, Starbucks Vice President Drew Herdener excoriated the city for failing to practice fiscal restraint, and instead punishing businesses for what is ultimately the city's failure.

    The city does not have a revenue problem — it has a spending efficiency problem,” Herdener said. “We are highly uncertain whether the city council’s anti-business positions or its spending inefficiency will change for the better.”

    Amazon actually went before the city council to complain that Seattle was trying to push its responsibility for its own homelessness problem onto corporations, and got blasted by Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez for their lack of compassion.


    https://www.dailywire.com/news/30675...-emily-zanotti


    yeah we are down for Progressive Policies, until we have to pay MORE Taxes
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    Seattle has asked for it, now. They will be inundated with more homeless people. Good luck with that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    well every time you get a Hummer, forward $ 2.50 to your local welfare agency
    Another tax break for us married men!

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    The Left’s War Against Prosperity in Seattle



    The labor group Working Washington called for criminal prosecution of businesses that threaten to leave the city. They argued that this constituted an illegal threat against public officials, a felony.



    As libertarian law professor Eugene Volokh noted, such an expansive view of the law would also criminalize activities such as union strikes and boycotts.

    This method of intimidating businesses into accepting predatory government action may not have been well considered, but it does reveal the impulses of the hard left.

    If you aren’t willing to accept the left’s measures willingly, you will be forced to accept them through punitive government action. There will be no escape.

    This is hardly the first Seattle policy to take aim at businesses.

    In 2015, Seattle increased its minimum wage to $15 an hour, which, according to one study, decreased employment and hurt low-income workers.
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    RANTZ: Unhinged Progressives Urge Boycott Of Businesses Fighting Seattle's Job Killing 'Head Tax'



    The boycott list idea was started on socialist City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant’s personal Facebook page, and the discussion is as nuts as you think it would be.

    Local activist Diane Rose Vincent noticed a West Seattle restaurant posted the petition backing the referendum and complained about it on Sawant’s page. Someone asked here “where is the boycott list?” noting that they had a list to boycott businesses that stood in the way of raising the minimum wage to $15/hour. Vincent replied “we’re starting one.”

    When asked by another commenter to “please send me the boycott list on FB when you have it,” Vincent responded that she needed help looking up profiles that "liked" the petition post so she can identify the businesses to boycott. Indeed, she ended up calling out four businesses: Peel & Press Pizza and Spirits, which posted the petition, and three business owners that apparently "liked" the post.

    When I asked Vincent about the boycott list via email, her response was kind of adorable: “There is no ‘boycott list’ that I’m aware of and I never said the word ‘boycott’. There really is no story here.”

    When I emailed her a screenshot of the discussion about the boycott list, Vincent stopped responding. Oops.

    The other comments on Sawant’s post are frighteningly uninformed.

    One commenter asked if the businesses against the head tax realize it’s only for businesses “making over $20 million?”
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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