A Koch brother-linked group is trying to convince millennials to turn on Amazon's HQ2 project — and

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  1. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Well-Known Member

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    The ads call for voters to oppose the "sweetheart deals" that give Amazon tax incentives to build a new headquarters, which the ads say are "unfair to taxpayers." Amazon has said it plans to bring 50,000 jobs to the city it chooses for HQ2 and a total of $5 billion in investments in the local economy over a decade.

    "Amazon is one of the largest, most successful corporations in the world — it doesn't need help from struggling taxpayers to build its second headquarters," Generation Opporunity policy director David Barnes said in a statement. "Unfair corporate welfare deals like the ones being lobbed at Amazon fuel cronyism, are conducted in darkness, and force small businesses to subsidize their competition."

    http://www.businessinsider.com/koch-brother-linked-group-runs-amazon-hq2-ad-2018-2

    About time somebody did something about this parasite.

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  2. Keepingon

    Keepingon Well-Known Member

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    It’s something to see states compete to give Amazon anything they want to get them to build in their states.
     
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  3. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash They will make you look foolish. AD-FREE USER

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    I don't like what Amazon is doing to the little guy, but that's how it works. He has figured out how to build a better mouse trap. They employ a lot of people and can single handedly stimulate a local economy. It's too late to stop that monstrosity from growing, but they surely don't need any corporate welfare or tax breaks.
     
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