#1 Tucker reacts to Amazon's two new HQ locations by algernonpj 14.11.2018 21:36


Tucker reacts to Amazon's two new HQ locations
Fox News
Published on Nov 13, 2018

In return for billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies, Amazon announces its two new headquarters will be in New York City and northern Virginia; analysis from Brian Brenberg, associate professor of business and economics at The King's College.

Bezos has adopted John D's motto: 'Competition is a sin'

He is also a prime recipient of corporate welfare.

#2 RE: Tucker reacts to Amazon's two new HQ locations by algernonpj 14.11.2018 21:37


Nolte: Crony Capitalism: Democrats Give Away $2 Billion in Welfare to Amazon
13 Nov 2018

Two left-wing Democrats in America’s top media centers just gave away more than $2 billion in tax breaks to the richest of the rich — Amazon.com.

Amazon, one of the most valuable companies in the world, run by Jeff Bezos, whose $100-plus billion in personal wealth makes him the richest man in the world, has just scored a sweet deal from the states of New York and Virginia to expand there.

From New York, Amazon will receive tax breaks of $1.525 billion in exchange for building a four million square foot facility in Long Island City that includes 25,000 jobs high-paying jobs.

Basically, it will cost the taxpayers of New York $48,000 for each one of those jobs.

New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, is a left-wing Democrat .

Virginia has offered Amazon $573 million in exchange for a guarantee of 25,000 jobs.

Virginia’s governor is Ralph Northam, a left-wing Democrat.

Please note that in 2017, Amazon made $5.6 billion in profit and not only paid zero in federal income tax, it received a $137 million tax refund.

This is exactly how crony capitalism works.

Outside of the gobsmacking hypocrisy coming from the silence over this from the very same Democrats and media outlets that screamed PEOPLE WILL DIE! over President Trump’s across-the-board tax cuts (that benefited all companies and working people equally), this is an almost perfect example of the hideous corporatism that infects all of the Democrat Party and way too much of the Republican Party (the Republican mayor of Arlington, VA, is raising taxes on hotel rooms for Amazon and the state of Tennessee will give away $105 million).

Although Amazon has more than enough money to relocate wherever it wishes, although Amazon straight-up lied about using its vast wealth and this expansion to help people (it was obviously all about soaking taxpayers for as much as possible), the silent hypocrisy from the left and media (it sure helps that Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post!) when it comes to politicians picking winners and losers, being controlled by Big Money, and what that means to area residents, will continue.

What’s more, how much control will these mammoth new HQs enjoy over its employees, and how will this control affect non-employees (i.e., American citizens) caught in this mammoth land grab?



#3 RE: Tucker reacts to Amazon's two new HQ locations by algernonpj 14.11.2018 21:42


Virginia Will Help Amazon Fight FOIA Requests as Part of New HQ Deal
14 Nov 2018

As part of its deal with Amazon, which has based one of its new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, the state will give Amazon two days notice of any Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed against it “to allow the Company to seek a protective order or other appropriate remedy.”

According to the Washington Examiner, “The Commonwealth agreed to give Amazon a two-day notice prior to the release of any materials submitted as part of the agreement between the two parties under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act to allow the tech giant to ‘seek a protective order or other appropriate remedy.'”

“The government will also work with Amazon on record requests to redact portions of the materials to ‘the maximum extent permitted by applicable law,'” the Washington Examiner continued, adding that helicopter access was also part of the deal, so Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos can fly into the headquarters.

Under agreement between Amazon and Virginia, the commonwealth will give the company written notice about any FOIA requests "to allow the
Company to seek a protective order or other appropriate remedy" pic.twitter.com/BkVXdnoX2M

— Benjamin Freed (@brfreed) November 13, 2018

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Amazon, which decided to split its new headquarters between New York City and Arlington, Virginia, this week, had previously spent over a year teasing smaller cities and counties, who scrambled to offer Amazon incentives in return for the company’s headquarters being built in the area.

As part of the deal, Amazon is also receiving $573 million from Virginia, and $1.5 billion from New York City.

“This is a big win for Virginia – I’m proud Amazon recognizes the tremendous assets the Commonwealth has to offer and plans to deepen its roots here,” declared Virginia Governor Ralph Northam in a statement. “Virginia put together a proposal for Amazon that we believe represents a new model of economic development for the 21st century, and I’m excited to say that our innovative approach was successful. The majority of Virginia’s partnership proposal consists of investments in our education and transportation infrastructure that will bolster the features that make Virginia so attractive: a strong and talented workforce, a stable and competitive business climate, and a world-class higher education system.”



#4 RE: Tucker reacts to Amazon's two new HQ locations by Cincinnatus 15.11.2018 00:28


How interesting that Amazon selected Liberal dominated NYC and Democrat dominated northern VA as the places for its new HQs, and in both cases got sweetheart deals.

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