June 12, 2018

Washington Post: Seattle Council Votes to Repeal Tax to Help Homeless Amid Opposition from Amazon, other Businesses

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“There’s a bargaining power problem here, and cities are on the wrong side of it,” said Matthew Gardner, a tax policy analyst at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a left-leaning think tank. “When Amazon decides to be bullies and make this kind of threat, it’s really hard for officials to know how seriously to take it. Nobody on Seattle’s city council wants to be the one who chased Amazon out of town.”
A spokesman for Amazon declined to comment. Read more