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Seattle OKs taxing companies like Amazon to aid the homeless
AP ^ | 5 15 2018 | PHUONG LE

Posted on 05/15/2018 10:43:32 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

Seattle’s largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders.

The City Council unanimously passed a compromise plan Monday that taxes businesses making at least $20 million in gross revenues about $275 per full-time worker each year — lower than the $500 per worker initially proposed. The so-called “head tax” would raise roughly $48 million a year to build new affordable housing units and provide emergency homeless services.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: amazon; bluezones; demagogicparty; headtax; homeless; housing; jeffbezos; kshamasawant; seattle; taxandspend; urban; washington
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1 posted on 05/15/2018 10:43:32 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

My crystal ball tells me a year from now there will be more homeless.


2 posted on 05/15/2018 10:44:54 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: yesthatjallen

It’s not taxing the company. It’s taking money from the employees and customers.

Betting Bezos voted for the dems who are doing this.


3 posted on 05/15/2018 10:46:07 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism is the transformation of mankind into cattle. -Nietzche)
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To: Huskrrrr

Thats what the city doesn’t grasp about this. Maybe ten-percent of the homeless guys/gals could use a hand up, and regroup....going back to work. In that case, I’d support the city making an effort.

The other 90-percent? Zero interest, mental issues, or too lazy. In this case....I’d pack them up....ship them off 100 miles to the east into some rural community and force them to stay there.


4 posted on 05/15/2018 10:49:01 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: yesthatjallen

If you want to truly help the homeless, you offer them a hand up.

If they won’t take it, kick them the hell out of your city limits.


5 posted on 05/15/2018 10:49:11 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: Huskrrrr

Exactly!

Subsidize just about anything and you get more of it.


6 posted on 05/15/2018 10:50:01 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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I can’t even enjoy some schadenfreude on this one because the money is going to be taken from the employees who will lose their jobs.

Though, if they’re in Seattle, they probably voted for democrats.


7 posted on 05/15/2018 10:50:43 AM PDT by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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To: Huskrrrr

Hey Amazon. You already have a regional dist. center in my hood. Why don’t you just move your corporate offices here.
Nissan, AETNA, Cigna,Tri star, and a host of other large cap corps have or are relocating to the state income tax free world of Middle Tennessee.


8 posted on 05/15/2018 10:51:14 AM PDT by ping jockey (mohamed sucks)
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to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services

I'm going to work with our city government to fund $20 and a one-way ticket to Seattle. If Seattle wants them, they can have them.

9 posted on 05/15/2018 10:51:23 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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If you want to truly help the homeless, you offer them a hand up.

Or buy them one way bus tickets to Seattle. The homeless streets there are paved in gold!

10 posted on 05/15/2018 10:51:23 AM PDT by llevrok (Established 1950.)
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Say Bye!

I was in SF last week and the homeless are very present there. Imagine a city with a median single-family home price of $1.6M, and for those wages, you get to watch folks shidding in the street!


11 posted on 05/15/2018 10:51:50 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: yesthatjallen

Libs taxing the fecal matter out of libs. What’s not to like?

Now, will the big companies prove the general rule of taxed companies moving to friendlier locales, or will they abide by their utopian principles?


12 posted on 05/15/2018 10:52:50 AM PDT by lurk
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It would serve Seattle right if Amazon fired all but three employees.


13 posted on 05/15/2018 10:53:38 AM PDT by Maris Crane
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Seattle OKs taxing companies like Amazon to aid the homeless

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The trouble with Socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people's money."

-Margaret Thatcher--

14 posted on 05/15/2018 10:54:50 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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I’ll bet that Amazon will be leaving Seattle for a new Headquarters in the near future. There will be literally hundreds of cities all across the Fruited Plains willing to give them 10 or more years of tax incentives to relocate.


15 posted on 05/15/2018 10:55:17 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Chivalry is not dead. It is a warriors code and only practiced by warriors.)
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To: pepsionice

Why ruin the rural areas too?


16 posted on 05/15/2018 10:56:04 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: llevrok

Might as well, because that’s where they’ll all wind up.

Here in Los Angeles they seem to treat them as honored guests. Guess what happened to that population segment.

I’m sympathetic to anyone who is down and out and truly wants help.

If they are just working the system and content to abuse drugs and alcohol, get them the hell out of Dodge.


17 posted on 05/15/2018 10:56:46 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: pepsionice

“I’d pack them up....ship them off 100 miles to the east into some rural community and force them to stay there.”

What have you got against us rural people?


18 posted on 05/15/2018 11:00:11 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (A gentleman arms himself for the protection of others.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Most of these people wouldn’t take a job if you offered them $50 an hour do do inventory for a blind liquor store owner.


19 posted on 05/15/2018 11:03:10 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (A gentleman arms himself for the protection of others.)
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Seattle OKs taxing companies like Amazon

They're taxing companies run by a*holes?


20 posted on 05/15/2018 11:11:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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