Skip to comments.Seattle OKs taxing companies like Amazon to aid the homeless
Posted on 05/15/2018 10:43:32 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
Seattles 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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My crystal ball tells me a year from now there will be more homeless.
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.
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.
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.
Subsidize just about anything and you get more of it.
I cant 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 theyre in Seattle, they probably voted for democrats.
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.
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.
Or buy them one way bus tickets to Seattle. The homeless streets there are paved in gold!
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!
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?
It would serve Seattle right if Amazon fired all but three employees.
The trouble with Socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people's money."
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.
Why ruin the rural areas too?
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.
“Id 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?
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.
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