The sad spectacle of cities rubbing Amazon’s rich balls

From CNBC here:

  • Chicago has offered to let Amazon pocket $1.32 billion in income taxes paid by its own workers.
  • Fresno has a novel plan to give Amazon special authority over how the company’s taxes are spent.
  • Boston has offered to set up an “Amazon Task Force” of city employees working on the company’s behalf.
  • Stonecrest, Georgia even offered to cannibalize itself, to give Bezos the chance to become mayor of a 345 acre annex that would be known as “Amazon, Georgia.”

It would be easier and healthier just to break Amazon up or restrict its power in the marketplace.

Boston has basically offered slaves to Amazon.  Are they going to put fresh oil on Jeff Bezos’ bald head each day or does he already have a robot doing that?




The tax cut is a giant con/stock market circle jerk

From CNBC here:

Indeed, T-Mobile,Home Depot, Bank of America and Mastercard all announced significant repurchase intentions this week. Home Depot led the way with a $15 billion buyback after it raised its long-term sales target.

While the recent spate of buyback announcements is a small sample size, it brings back memories of the last time Congress tried to bring back cash overseas through a tax holiday.

What a bunch of hypocritical, fucking liars.  Nothing about this tax cut is about normal Americans.  They’re going to take that money and buy their own shares back to make themselves rich.

This is just legalized corruption by a bunch of corporate jerkoffs.


Will Trump voters fuck him over in 2018 for this tax fuckjob???

From CNBC here:

Economists and tax experts are overwhelmingly skeptical that the bills in the House and Senate can generate meaningful job growth and economic expansion. Many view the legislation not as a product of genuine deliberation, but as a transfer of wealth to corporations and affluent individuals — both generous purveyors of campaign contributions.

I never thought Trump voters were stupid.

Being unhappy and pissed off is a very different thing than being stupid.

But they have indeed been conned by the Trump.  I never thought he would do his base like this but it appears he’s desperate for a political win and he will do what he thinks he  has to get something done besides hundreds of toilet tweets.

I’m sure this is not going down well in Trump-land, wherever that may be.


Headline from Salon:

Why aren’t Dems raising hell to oppose GOP Tax Bill?

Plus Democrats want to fellate their corporate donors as well.  Hillary wanted a giant tax cut as well, though the fake liberals out there don’t acknowledge anything but her martyred status in the world.

Plus, they’re total pussies with no fight whatsoever.