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Why Are We Giving Corporate Welfare to Amazon?

Business  (tags: right wing politicians, can not help needy, give more to the greedy, Jim Hightower )

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Right-wing politicians across the country piously rant against giving a few bucks worth of jobless benefits to the needy, then turn around and shove billions of our tax dollars into corporate welfare for the greedy.


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Kathleen Mireault (211)
Thursday January 25, 2018, 6:14 am
S&N. Greedy goat****ers! Thx for posting Dandelion.

Leo C (315)
Thursday January 25, 2018, 6:48 am
Thank you for sharing!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday January 25, 2018, 7:20 am
I remember the Mister Men!

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Evelyn B (61)
Thursday January 25, 2018, 8:07 am
Amazon Is Thriving Thanks to Taxpayer Dollars

BY David Dayen, New Republic

As Amazon builds up its distribution network, it’s hit on a trick long practiced by the likes of Walmart: using the federal government to help pay its workers. A new study by Policy Matters Ohio found that more than 700 Amazon employees receive food stamps, or more than 10 percent of the tech giant’s 6,000-strong workforce in the state. Some of those recipients may be part-time help, but the fact that they need federal aid to survive suggests that they would be happy to work more. “Why is this giant, successful company offering such limited pay and hours of work that many of its workers need help buying food?” asked Zach Schiller, research director at Policy Matters.


Evelyn B (61)
Thursday January 25, 2018, 8:11 am
Why are we giving corporate welfare to Amazon?
November 9, 2017

Isn’t it funny that right-wing politicians across the country piously rant against giving a few bucks worth of jobless benefits to the needy, then turn around and shove billions of our tax dollars into corporate welfare for the greedy?
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You’re right – it’s not funny, but here we go again. We’re presently witnessing the most disgusting spectacle yet of the politico-corporate cabal extracting money from the People’s wallets to enrich themselves., the $136-billion-a-year internet colossus, has haughtily initiated a sleazy, self-serving public bidding war over where it will locate its new corporate headquarters. The city and state that offer the most bribe money to this private enterprise will be “The Winner.”.

Uber-rich Amazon doesn’t need and certainly doesn’t deserve any public handout, but officials in 238 cities have prostrated themselves in front of this Amazonian welfare queen in embarrassing bids to win her nod. Amazon’s arrogant executives even sent out a list of basic benefits they expect every applicant to deliver, including a “business-friendly environment and tax structure,” free land, a subsidy to reduce its operational costs, tax breaks, relocation grants for executives and workforce, reduced utility bills, and… oh yeah, also give us first-rate schools and an educated labor pool.

As one analyst of Amazon’s bribery scheme noted, “these incentives aren’t free. There’s no fairy godmother paying for them.” The typical result of corporate giveaways is that they cost the public more than we get back. By demanding such corporate spoils, Amazon brands itself a common thief, not only taking our money, but also stealing our trust in the fairness of the system and widening inequality in our society.

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Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Thursday January 25, 2018, 11:03 am
Noted, Thank you

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday January 25, 2018, 11:25 am
Noted, Thanks

Animae C (507)
Thursday January 25, 2018, 2:26 pm
'Trickle down economy' it doesn't work, it's been proven, it should be called 'trickle up economy'!!!

Colleen L (3)
Thursday January 25, 2018, 9:46 pm
Greedy craporations. Thanks Dandelion
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