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Seattle may pull ‘head tax’ after Amazon, Starbucks cry foul
Jun 12th, 2018 at 8:45am
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hmm... this is a quick turn around to something that was passed with unanimous city council support yet some few weeks later they are already seeking to repeal their own decision...  Could it be they were told stuff it by the companies this would have effected?? 


Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and city council members on Monday said they would consider legislation to repeal a “head tax” on the city’s large businesses, just weeks after the measure’s passage drew public criticism from Amazon, Starbucks and others.

Backed by Durkan and seven of the nine members of the Seattle City Council, the repeal effort is underway despite the tax’s unanimous passage on May 14. The approved version of Seattle’s “head tax” had called for large employers to contribute $275 per employee annually in an effort to raise roughly $50 million per year toward efforts to address Seattle’s growing homelessness crisis through affordable housing and outreach efforts.

“It is clear that the ordinance will lead to a prolonged, expensive political fight over the next five months that will do nothing to tackle our urgent housing and homelessness crisis,” Durkan and the council members said in a statement. “These challenges can only be addressed together as a city, and as importantly, as a state and a region.”

Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell is set to sponsor the repeal legislation at a special meeting on Tuesday. The council’s members are also expected to hold a vote at the meeting.


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Re: Seattle may pull ‘head tax’ after Amazon, Starbucks cry foul
Reply #1 - Jun 12th, 2018 at 8:51am
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Got to hit back early against the state.

Because after a long enough period of time, the taxes would have become permanent, and any push-back would have been met with cries about the indignity of taking money away from those who most need it.

Despite the fact that the tax would have done nothing to alleviate the problem.

Nothing.
  

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Re: Seattle may pull ‘head tax’ after Amazon, Starbucks cry foul
Reply #2 - Jun 12th, 2018 at 8:56am
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Rabbit_Reborn wrote on Jun 12th, 2018 at 8:51am:
Got to hit back early against the state.

Because after a long enough period of time, the taxes would have become permanent, and any push-back would have been met with cries about the indignity of taking money away from those who most need it.

Despite the fact that the tax would have done nothing to alleviate the problem.

Nothing.


In reading comments about this proposed decision there already is cries of "what about the poor"
   Like with any tax set to "help" the poor, as you said, it would have done nothing to fix the problem, I live near Eugene, Oregon and they have an overwhelming homeless problem. The city has created an atmosphere where the homeless are welcome, downtown is not the beautiful friendly place it once was and business owners and residents are fed up with the cities attitude about the whole mess.
  
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Reply #4 - Jun 12th, 2018 at 10:23pm
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POOF it's gone


" The Seattle City Council on Tuesday repealed a newly enacted “head tax” on the city’s largest companies, including Amazon.com, in the face of seemingly insurmountable big-business opposition to a revenue measure meant to combat homelessness."

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Reply #5 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 5:36am
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Good news. There may be hope for that city after all.
  

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Re: Seattle may pull ‘head tax’ after Amazon, Starbucks cry foul
Reply #7 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 7:26am
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Cow tow to the edicts of corporate America? Never! Let's watch those companies leave. That'll teach ' 'em. We don't need no stink in' companies! Resist the capitalists.
  
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Re: Seattle may pull ‘head tax’ after Amazon, Starbucks cry foul
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Jasmine wrote on Jun 13th, 2018 at 5:36am:
Good news. There may be hope for that city after all.


There will be an uprising.  That psycho tax will be the straw, and force people to look at what the council is doing.  That dumb mayor knowing it was a bad idea tried to provide herself cover by saying "well, if the council votes overwhelmingly I will sign it".  PSHAW! 

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