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    Seattle Head Tax

    The proposed "head tax" would apply only to those companies with $20 million or more annually in taxable gross receipts as measured under the City’s Business and Occupation tax. The city estimates that will be 500 businesses, including Amazon. Those businesses would be charged 26 cents per hour per employee up to $500 maximum per employee per year. Amazon would pay more than $20 million under the proposal, according to the Associated Press.

    The tax is expected to raise $75 million per year, which the city says 75 percent would go toward affordable housing.

    "From our small businesses to our start-ups, our jobs are critical to our City's economy, budget, and growth. Our workers add to the vitality of our region and support our arts, cultural, and non-profit community. I'm deeply concerned about the impact this decision will have on a large range of jobs - from our building trades, to restaurant workers, to nurses, manufacturing jobs and tech workers," Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said in a statement released to the media. "At the same time, our City must urgently address our homelessness and affordability crisis and lift up those who have been left behind. I fundamentally believe we can do both by working together. In the upcoming days, I will be bringing together Councilmembers as well business, labor and our community leaders to work together to see how we might forge common ground in dealing with our challenges while keeping jobs."


    Amazon fires back at Seattle's proposed head tax, pauses construction projects





    I'd Like to See Amazon Pull Out Completely
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    I'd Like to See Amazon Pull Out Completely
    Bezos is one of the Left. He should stay and pay.
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    I liked this quote best...

    “Added Sawant, "Amazon is perfectly capable of paying that, double, even four times that."

    Sounds like a typical Socialist.
    Also, the SEIU signs during the rally. So the Unions are behind this nonsense, typical.
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    Jeff Bezos should follow Franco Beretta's lead and make a public statement that Seattle always seems to be a problem. And buy land elsewhere in a State that would appreciate the taxes he and his employees pay.
    No one cares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    Jeff Bezos should follow Franco Beretta's lead and make a public statement that Seattle always seems to be a problem. And buy land elsewhere in a State that would appreciate the taxes he and his employees pay.
    Well, that's what the entire 'HQ2' search is about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by officeguy View Post
    Well, that's what the entire 'HQ2' search is about.
    The second it's stood up, line the busses up, empty the old place, lock the door and walk away. Keep the lease, and just let it sit empty, reminding these socialists that it NEVER WORKS. EVER.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glhs837 View Post
    The second it's stood up, line the busses up, empty the old place, lock the door and walk away. Keep the lease, and just let it sit empty, reminding these socialists that it NEVER WORKS. EVER.
    God bless the USA.



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    Despite protests from hundreds of Seattle business leaders and voters, the Seattle City Council is ready to pass a "head tax" that may stymie business growth, negatively impact low income communities, and kill new jobs, all while funneling money into the Council coffers to take on homelessness. The ideologically driven tax blames big business for Seattle’s worsening homelessness problem, when the actual culprits are the Progressive councilmembers.

    Under the leadership of Socialist City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, with Amazon.com the main target, the Council will institute a so-called "head tax," which adds a tax of $0.26042 per hour, per employee (roughly $500 per employee) at businesses grossing (not netting) in excess of $20 million a year. This would add a $20 million dollar annual tax burden to Amazon. In total, the tax is expected to raise $75 million from the targeted business and will go towards affordable housing to address the city’s homelessness problem, though the actual plan of how the money is spent and tracked remains murky — and Sawant said she’d like to tax Amazon at four times that rate.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/30513...us-jason-rantz

    Union ironworkers have sided with Amazon, shouting down Councilmember Sawant for the first ten minutes during a recent anti-Amazon press conference. Consequently, Sawant and union front group Working Washington claimed Amazon should be prosecuted for “intimidating a public servant.” In other words, if you speak out against a policy position supported by Sawant and Big Labor, you’re threatened with prosecution. Former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna called this “irresponsible” and “ludicrous” on my Seattle talk show on KTTH 770 AM (also home to the Ben Shapiro Show).
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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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    Oh thank god, I thought this was a tax on oral sex.
    If what I say offends you then you really don't want to hear what I keep to myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeoplesElbow View Post
    Oh thank god, I thought this was a tax on oral sex.
    well every time you get a Hummer, forward $ 2.50 to your local welfare agency
    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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