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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #181 on: February 14, 2019, 02:27:58 PM »
Imagine all the taxes its hundreds of thousands of employees pay each year to the Federal Government. 

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« Reply #184 on: February 14, 2019, 04:47:07 PM »
It seems the job killers won:


https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-the-job-killers-won-20190214-story.html

Darn it. Big lost for software engineers like myself. I hope they reconsider.

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #185 on: February 14, 2019, 06:33:41 PM »
I'm really disappointed in our local officials.

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #187 on: February 14, 2019, 08:28:59 PM »
I understand the people who live in the immediate area on wanting Amazon  because of congestion etc.  But this is a big loss for NY Other states will welcome Amazon with open arms.    This would have created a lot of good paying jobs but maybe the new  government officials will provide Universal Income instead of trying to create jobs.

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« Reply #188 on: February 14, 2019, 08:47:24 PM »
Although I'm not a fan of Amazon, I thought this would have been a great way to grow the tech sector in NY. We lost a lot of high-paying finance jobs in the great recession, yet NYC has continued to get more expensive. I understand people are frustrated with rising housing costs and an aging subway system (I am as well), but scaring away Amazon doesn't solve those problems.

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« Reply #189 on: February 14, 2019, 08:57:59 PM »
Honestly it is so sad and bizarre to read through the comments and see such a full throated support for a MASSIVELY WEALTHY corporation that is known for it's divisive tactics. If you knew ANYTHING about tech you would understand a large portion of these jobs were going to foreign workers with visas and disposable incomes. And that most workers in tech order EVERYTHING and take private cars anywhere they go.

The rich will not leave New York City. There is ZERO chance of that. Where will they go? Wisconsin? Kansas?

Please stop looking to the wealthy to save us all. Support small business. Go outside and shop in you neighborhood. And MAYBE even send your child to a local school.

They pay zero in taxes and set off firestorm of real estate speculation. Does no one see the harm that can occur?

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #190 on: February 14, 2019, 09:41:51 PM »
Google has managed to expand again and again without panhandling in the streets. maybe Amazon could have learned from that.

and i like Amazon. i like jobs. but i never liked Three-Card Monte back in the day, don't like it now.

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« Reply #191 on: February 14, 2019, 10:42:51 PM »
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Google has managed to expand again and again without panhandling in the streets. maybe Amazon could have learned from that.
I can't believe I actually agree with dssjh. :o

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #192 on: February 14, 2019, 10:43:35 PM »
Honestly it is so sad and bizarre to read through the comments and see such a full throated support for a MASSIVELY WEALTHY corporation that is known for it's divisive tactics. If you knew ANYTHING about tech you would understand a large portion of these jobs were going to foreign workers with visas and disposable incomes. And that most workers in tech order EVERYTHING and take private cars anywhere they go.

The rich will not leave New York City. There is ZERO chance of that. Where will they go? Wisconsin? Kansas?

Please stop looking to the wealthy to save us all. Support small business. Go outside and shop in you neighborhood. And MAYBE even send your child to a local school.

They pay zero in taxes and set off firestorm of real estate speculation. Does no one see the harm that can occur?

Are you so myopic that you don't see the restaurant workers/owners for those who "order everything" and chauffeurs of those private cars live in Jackson Heights? It would've been more business for our neighbors.

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #193 on: February 14, 2019, 10:55:13 PM »
Honestly it is so sad and bizarre to read through the comments and see such a full throated support for a MASSIVELY WEALTHY corporation that is known for it's divisive tactics. If you knew ANYTHING about tech you would understand a large portion of these jobs were going to foreign workers with visas and disposable incomes. And that most workers in tech order EVERYTHING and take private cars anywhere they go.

The rich will not leave New York City. There is ZERO chance of that. Where will they go? Wisconsin? Kansas?

Please stop looking to the wealthy to save us all. Support small business. Go outside and shop in you neighborhood. And MAYBE even send your child to a local school.

They pay zero in taxes and set off firestorm of real estate speculation. Does no one see the harm that can occur?

Are you so myopic that you don't see the restaurant workers/owners for those who "order everything" and chauffeurs of those private cars live in Jackson Heights? It would've been more business for our neighbors.

I am not so myopic to see that these businesses thrive on their own already, as they stand, without the help of Bezos the benevolent.

Frankly, it's people like you that are used as cannon foder to die in wars that benefit the wealthy.

We will be fine if we look out for ourselves and support and spend money in Queens. That's how the Roosevelt Avenue corridor works. Not by creating an underclass the serve food and drive around the rich.

https://www.theonion.com/wait-mr-bezos-you-forgot-your-tax-subsidy-says-an-1832633757

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« Reply #194 on: February 14, 2019, 11:02:17 PM »
Again, we are not $3 Billion richer now that Amazon is not coming. There is no extra $3 Billion.  The money was to come from future tax credits from Amazon.

It is the children of immigrants who rise from the "underclass" to become...even rich.

That's the way it works with immigration. All is for the children/future. And those children would've been very happy to work at Amazon.

Plus you berating folks to shop local will not stop dreams of (and shopping at) Trader Joes.
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