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38 minutes ago, Daisy4RN said:

You mean like what Pelosi said re: ACA, no need to read it, we will find out later what it says!

What a clever deflection to conservative hyperbole. I would recommend more advance study on the ACA before blurting out propaganda. 

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Not being a New York voter, my opinion means nothing. I can guess that some didn't want tax money going to the richest man in the world.

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Do New Yorkers support $3 billion for Amazon? Poll has interesting findings

 What's $3 billion of taxpayers' money if you can land 25,000 new Amazon jobs in New York City?

That's what the majority of New Yorkers thought in a new poll that shows the majority of voters support the controversial deal for Amazon to build its second headquarters in Queens...

https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/politics/albany/2019/02/12/do-new-yorkers-support-3-billion-amazon-poll-has-interesting-findings/2845685002/ 

 

 

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3 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

Good question.

AOC’s response was priceless.  She seemed to think that since Amazon wasn’t coming and wouldn’t get a $3 billion tax break (still would be paying $27 billion in taxes btw) that they now could spend that $3 billion on other things.

Her basic lack of understand is a bit baffling.   

I will say that handing the richest man in the world's corporation 3 billion in tax incentives is corporate welfare at it's finest.  Automobile companies and others do it often "look at all the jobs we can give your poor people, and you know you need them so how much do we get for doing that for you?".    

 

 

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5 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

Good question.

AOC’s response was priceless.  She seemed to think that since Amazon wasn’t coming and wouldn’t get a $3 billion tax break (still would be paying $27 billion in taxes btw) that they now could spend that $3 billion on other things.

Good grief!

You both really don't understand why anybody would be against Amazon moving in?

Seriously??????

 

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1 hour ago, Tweety said:

Well that was a couple of minutes of my time wasted.

I LOVED the not so veiled threat she made to Republicans after Trump's latest grab.

Nancy Pelosi is the best!

 

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5 hours ago, Daisy4RN said:

Many people believe that we need to protect the planet. Again, the disagreement is on HOW to do that. Yes, it is sad that our leaders cannot stop playing politics (ie not working together bc they are afraid the other side will win a point) long enough to actually do something that is good for our country and the planet. I am not sure that what we will do will be enough to combat the pollution etc. caused by other countries compared to what (little comparatively) they are doing to help the problems. If the Dems were serious I would think they would just stick to the pollution problem (in the green deal) and leave the rest alone (health care etc). Makes you wonder what the real goal is and who is pulling the strings.

On another subject, why would Dems be against 25,000 jobs for NY?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/how-the-party-of-ocasio-cortez-helped-kill-amazons-nyc-plans/ar-BBTCXrj?ocid=spartandhp

 

I guess you didn't take my suggestion and read about those measures taken by other countries.

Still clinging to the same old tied lines.

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14 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

Good question.

AOC’s response was priceless.  She seemed to think that since Amazon wasn’t coming and wouldn’t get a $3 billion tax break (still would be paying $27 billion in taxes btw) that they now could spend that $3 billion on other things.

Again, I agree her response showed some ignorance.

Also, I was trying to find some validation of your claim that Amazon still would be paying $27 billion in taxes and couldn't find it.  Can you provide your source?

I think you're meaning that their economic impact on tax revenues of other people paying taxes would have been $27 billion.  That's a lot of money and certainly understandable why people would be upset.  All those jobs with people spending money, renting and buying homes etc. was going to have a big impact.  

https://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/politics-on-the-hudson/2019/02/14/amazon-pulls-out-of-queens-new-york-bottom-line/2871883002/

On a federal level you might remember this controversy.  Amazon will be fine and will hold another city hostage with all their glitter and gold.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-taxes-zero-180337770.html

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Ultimately, I don't want to demonize Amazon.  A city hands you 3 billion and you take it.  You try to get the best deal you can.  It's more of the system of corporate welfare that I don't approve of.  

They've certainly had an impact surrounding me.  They came with a center in 2015 and added 2,000 jobs. They now employ 4,000 people and raised their wages in two centers in my area.

https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20181002/amazon-to-start-paying-minimum-of-15-per-hour-next-month

I've used Amazon for many years, buying books that weren't available here, and music CDs.  Now,  I like ordering things and having them delivered same day or within 2 days and get obscure things like organic white peony tea, pomegranate molasses and other things, and I like their TV shows.

 

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