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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:57 am 
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The Skimm 5/16/18
The Story
Amazon is threatening to move jobs out of Seattle over a new tax on big companies. The tax is supposed to help address the city's homelessness crisis. Amazon and Starbucks are not amused.

Fuck you and all the other America corporations that have been raking in billions of dollars in corporate welfare on the state and municipal levels through state and local tax breaks forked over every time one of them threatens to move their corporate offices over the state line. Meantime infrastructure is falling apart, public state universities have been forced to jack their tuitions through the roof, and students with a pitiful BS in Business Administration have $100,000 in ripoff student loans on the books. State mental health and medicaid programs are a fucking joke.

State child protective services caseworkers across the country find their "reasonable case load" at 150 families. And we find 10 tortured children living in a middle class neighborhood in Fairfield, California, on Sperling's Best Places to live list.

And Jeff Bezos is not amused. Fuck him and the horse he rode in on.

When was the last time there was a gay-pride parade in Ramallah, a women’s rights march in Gaza, or an opposition press in Tehran?

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:39 pm 
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Excessive taxation will always cause those who are able to look to relocate. Just because Seattle is Amazon's current home does not mean Seattle owns the rights to Amazon and they must stay there no matter what.

If Amazon can find a better location for their HQ then they should move. As much as I hate that the tire companies all left Akron Ohio, at the end of the day it was their right to do so and maybe their obligation to do so to their shareholders.

"my choice is for people like you to be deported -Ike Bana 5/13/18

"within weeks of being rid of the likes of you, rid of every fucking one of you,we would begin to see what kind of country this ought to be" Ike Bana 6/14/18

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