Businesses in Seattle revolt over homeless ‘head tax’
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Businesses in Seattle revolt over homeless ‘head tax’


>>Martha: HOMELESSNESS IN SEATTLE IS A BIG PROBLEM, BUT AMAZON CRIED UNCLE WHEN THEY WERE ASKED TO FOOT THE BILL. WEEKS AFTER THE CITY PASSED WHAT IS CALLED A HEAD TAX, THE CITY COUNCIL NOW SAYING NEVER MIND AFTER AMAZON THREATENED TO LEAVE THE CITY. THE BILL WOULD HAVE FORCED BUSINESSES THAT PULL IN OVER $20 MILLION TO PAY $275 PER EMPLOYEE. FOR AMAZON, THE CITY’S LARGEST EMPLOYER, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAN $12 MILLION A YEAR, BUT SMALLER BUSINESSES WITH TIGHTER MARGINS WOULD HAVE FELT EVEN MORE. BILL BENNETT THE HOST OF THE BILL BENNETT PODCAST AND A FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR AND STEVE HILTON, HOST OF THE NEXT REVOLUTION HERE ON FNC. BILL, YOU TAKE THE FIRST CRACK ON THIS, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF IT?>>THIS IS A KIND OF A LIBERAL SHOCK OF RECOGNITION. AMAZON AND STARBUCKS FIGURED OUT THEIR COMPANIES, THEIR BUSINESSES. CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW BAD THINGS MUST BE IF AMAZON AND STARBUCKS ARE THREATENING TO LEAVE SEATTLE? TALK ABOUT A MOTHERSHIP, A LIBERAL COMMUNITY, BUT THERE THEY WERE. THEY FLEXED THEIR BUSINESS MODEL, REMINDED PEOPLE THAT THEY ARE A BUSINESS IN THE CITY COUNCIL TURNED AROUND ON A DIME.>>Martha: IT SO INTERESTING, STEVE. AS BILL HAS JUST POINTED OUT, TO WATCH THIS DYNAMIC AT PLAY, BECAUSE ITS TAXATION, TAXATION, TAXATION AND THEY FINALLY SAID NO. I LOVE THIS QUOTE FROM AMAZON VICE PRESIDENT AND SPOKESMAN DREW HERKIMER WHO SAID THE CITY DOES NOT HAVE A REVENUE PROBLEM, IT HAS A SPENDING EFFICIENCY PROBLEM. THAT PRETTY MUCH SAYS IT ALL, DOESN’T IT?>>I THINK THAT’S RIGHT, AND I THINK THAT FRANKLY NOBODY COMES OUT OF THIS WELL. WHAT A RIDICULOUS WAY OF TRYING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF HOMELESSNESS WITH THIS STUPID TAX. THE REASON THAT YOU GOT THIS HOMELESS PROBLEM IS BECAUSE OF THEIR STUPID POLICIES THAT MAKE HOUSING SO EXPENSIVE, THE REGULATIONS THAT MAKE IT SO EXPENSIVE TO BUILD A HOUSE. THE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS, THE ZONING REGULATIONS, IT’S CONTRIBUTE TO HOMELESSNESS. THE IDEA OF SLAPPING ATTACKS ON AMAZON — BUT FRANKLY DON’T REALLY LIKE THE WAY THEY SAY YOU MAY WANT TO TAX US BUT WE DECIDE WHAT TAXES WE PAY, NOT YOU. I THINK EVERYBODY COMES OUT OF THIS BAD.>>Martha: CHOOSE A DIFFERENT STATE IF THEY THINK THAT STATE IS GOING TO BE BETTER FOR THEM. I DO WANT TO SQUEEZE IN THIS STORY ABOUT CHICKEN SHAMING. WE HEARD ABOUT FAT SHAMING. POOR JACK DORSEY, THE TWITTER AND SQUARE CEO TOOK A PICTURE OF THIS CASHBACK PROGRAM HE GOT AT CHICK-FIL-A AND BOY DID HE GET POUNCED ON BECAUSE THE CEO OF CHICK-FIL-A IN THE PAST HAS SAID THAT HE IS NOT IN FAVOR OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, SO THEN SOLEDAD O’BRIEN JUMPED IN AND SAID THIS IS AN INTERESTING COMPANY TO BOOST DURING PRIDE MONTH. JACK QUICKLY CAME BACK AND SAID OF HIS TWEET, I’M SO SORRY, YOU ARE RIGHT. I COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT THEIR BACKGROUND. PHIL.>>THE PRESIDENT OF TWITTER INADVERTENTLY CAME ON THE TRUTH, WHICH IS THAT CHICK-FIL-A IS A GREAT THING. IT’S A GREAT MEAL. THE ONLY TIME YOU APOLOGIZE OR SAY YOU’RE SORRY FOR HAVING CHICK-FIL-A IS IF YOU FIND A BONE IN IT, WHICH HAS NEVER HAPPENED IN THE HISTORY.>>Martha: ITS BONELESS.>>GO TO ATLANTA AIRPORT. GO TO SHOPPING CENTERS, WE GO UP AND DOWN INTERSTATE 95. WHERE IS THE LONGEST LINE? CHICK-FIL-A. I DON’T MUCH APPROVE OF AMAZON’S POLITICS EITHER. LIKE STEVE WAS SAYING. BUT I SURE USE THEM. THIS IS JUST CRAZY. IT TELLS YOU ABOUT THE SAME TIME THE BULLYING ASPECT THAT STEVE REFERRED TO, BUT ALSO HOW THEY CAN BE INTIMIDATED BY FORCES OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. THIS CRAVEN BEHAVIOR IS REALLY SHAMEFUL.>>Martha: YOU CAN SEND A TWEET AND THE FORCES JUST COME IN AND NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOU WERE SPINNING YOUR WAY OUT OF IT. IT’S UNBELIEVABLE.>>I FOUND OUT SOMETHING VERY INTERESTING THE DAY BEFORE THIS TWEET BY JACK DORSEY THAT BROUGHT DOWN THE WRATH OF THE HEAT PUMP, HE ALSO SENT OUT ANOTHER TWEET. NOT THAT LONG AGO THE DALAI LAMA SAID THIS ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE, WHICH IS THE REASON FOR CHICK-FIL-A. THEY WANT ME TO CONDONE HOMOSEXUALITY. I AM A BUDDHIST. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TWO MEN IS WRONG. MORE RECENTLY HE SAID PEOPLE WHO HAVE BELIEF OR HAVE SPECIAL TRADITIONS AND YOU SHALL FOLLOW ACCORDING TO YOUR TRADITION. I DIDN’T NOTICE THE TWITTER HATE MOB FROM THE LOONY LEFT TO SEND ON JACK DORSEY FOR RE-TWEETING THE DALAI LAMA DESPITE HIS VIEWS ON HOMOSEXUALITY AND IT MUST MAKE YOU THINK THIS IS NOT REALLY ABOUT DEFENDING TRADITIONAL VIEWS OF MARRIAGE, IT’S REALLY ABOUT BEING ANTI-CHRISTIAN. THAT’S WHAT WE USED TO CALL BIGOTRY.>>Martha: QUICK THOUGHT, BILL.>>JACK DORSEY MAY NEXT NEED TO BE CAREFUL. HE MAY ORDER A CAKE FROM THE

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100 thoughts on “Businesses in Seattle revolt over homeless ‘head tax’

  1. Apparently Starbucks and Amazon are only super progressive liberals when it benefits them. They only support socialism when taxpayers are footing the bill.

  2. USA is a mental desease in general. Now they are going nuts blaming each other. USA has a culture of using scapegoats to get around the fact that they are lunatics that exploit debt and immigrants to get to where they are at. USAs hegemony is declining pull each other's hair out I got my popcorn ready!

  3. the homelessness isn't caused by high rent its caused by worthless druggies and worthless welfare recipients

  4. Homelessness is a huge problem in Seattle, because of Liberal Seattle Politicians.
    I was born in Seattle, spent my entire life in Washington, and have relocated out of State, because the morons running the State and City of Seattle.

  5. "Seattle is proudly a sanctuary city". Welcome a million more unemployed, homeless, illegal immigrants folks. This is just so stupid I don't know what to say.

  6. When it comes to "Liberalism" Vs a Head tax for the homeless-it shows that Amazon and Starbucks morality is for sale ""at any price"

  7. Liberal noncents in black-and-white When you think about it what more really needs to be said it's funny that these people who claim liberalism is the way of the future. 1A form of liberalism that puts him on the top and the rest of this at the bottom that's not liberalism that's totalitarianism

  8. welcome to Democrat states. taxing the crap out of the rich always back fires. Democrats can't manage 2 nickels

  9. There’s proof everywhere you look as to how ignorant the democrat party is. Democrats and their supporters are worthless sons a bitches. Not one American in the bunch !

  10. It is becoming crystal clear this country does not elect the best and brightest. We buy into the scams with eyes wide open. Shame on us for destroying our own country.

  11. Craven and bigotry they've forgotten dissonance corruption entitlement manipulation gullible dismissive at the end where's transparent

  12. Let's not be mistaken here, let's be clear: Seattle's homeless epidemic is not a result of the housing market there, it is the direct result of bad Democratic leadership, both local and state, that allows people to live on the streets without penalty or enforcement of existing laws. Because of this, the homeless there have cultivated a Heroine epidemic that continues to escalate unchecked. Police are hamstrung by mayors & the governor, so they cannot enforce the law and curtail this behavior, and because of this the homeless & drug crises run rampant & unchecked. This is NOT a housing market issue, this is a Democratic leadership issue. You fix that, and you can start to fix the others.

  13. Mental illness is one thing but the majority are not mentally ill they are just lazy bums, alcoholics and drug addicts. Sick of handing out free rides and seeing tent cities. Prisons and work houses without welfare are needed.

  14. What, communism is failing. Who could've possibly seen that coming. Oh that's right, everyone except the stupid Democrats. Dumb asses.

  15. These liberal elitee companies promote progressive policy but when asked to pay…. f*&% you. Lying liberal hypocrites

  16. As American citizen I do not blame Amazon's If they leave United States Someone As for tell our government we are not gonna take it anymore

  17. All these attacks on Christians and all this hate in this world and all these natural disasters getting more and more common it seems like a big event will take place I believe

  18. amazon wants to keep/push people in a position of weakness and threaten to do it more if you try to stop them. stand firm against your enemy

  19. The endless ways in which liberals can find to tax the same pool of money, the same income, the same assets. Double taxation would be heaven compared to the compound taxation imposed by government, state and federal.

    In ancient times, cumulative taxation exceeding 20 percent of what you had was considered oppressive and result in a tax revolt. That's a good rule of thumb based on human experience. That would seem a very reasonable rate of taxation in the modern world where 30, 40, 50 percent taxes are regularly discussed.

  20. I am so fortunate. I am a republican, and I don't give a dam what other people think about where I spend my money. Shame only works along with guilt. I am either too dumb to be shamed, or too smart to fall for it,- – – Either way, I don't allow other people to rent space in my head.

  21. The best thing Amazon could have done set the example and left. best thing in the world they could do they would put big government right in their place

  22. Amazon should have left the city of Seattle for just the thought of hitting them with a head tax. The thought of this taxation should never been mentioned in the first place, with that, I would have said, "See Ya!!!"

  23. I lived outside of Seattle for 12 years. It's sad to see what it has become. I agree with THATMOFODIRT, they voted for these people and now they have to live with the consequences.

  24. These companies pushed this agenda but lack faith when it comes to implementation. You can't talk out of both sides of your head and remain profitable.

  25. A tax won't fix homelessness. The way to fix homelessness is to get these people to hospitals where they can be treated for their mental illnesses and addictions. But since you can't commit people against their will anymore, (thank you St. Jack,) the second best way to handle it is to put them on a bus to California. Unconstitutional, you say? Just make sure it gets done before the Supreme Court makes a ruling on the matter!

  26. it is liberal cleansing of the poor, its obvious this homeless situation will cause people to leave when offered nothing but a tent to live in.

  27. The left IS a party of perverts!!! The people get what they voted for! Tax, tax and more taxes, but nothing gets done!!! You can be anything–even child molesters the left will protect you unless you are a Christian…PERVERTS!!!

  28. If it were homeless dogs or cats everyone would pitch right in…its Seattle….but homeless people should be euthanized…right? Isnt that what the drugs are for….

  29. The amount of crime due to homelessness and drug use and needles and human waste everywhere you look on the ground is staggering. the amount of people begging on sidewalks street corners and in the streets is really something to behold. the police don't want to put someone in their car who is covered with lice fleas and bed bugs they would rather just not even touch them. The police are there to enforce laws against everyday law-abiding citizens in order to extract revenue. How many people lost their jobs and ended up homeless because of legislated democrat increases in minimum wage? if a homeless person breaks into your house and attacks you and you are forced to defend yourself, chances are, you the citizen will be the one who is prosecuted..

  30. The left’s biggest flaw, from my viewpoint, isn’t using government to offer equal opportunity, but doing so to achieve an equal outcome. Not everyone is equally gifted and an attempt to correct this usually results in pandering to the lowest common denominator. And yet their Robin Hood policies continue despite the glaring consequences.

  31. Once again…you keep voting for these idiot democrats this is the result.
    VOTE RED!!!
    TRUMP 2020!!!!MAKE THE LEFTARDS CRY AGAIN!!!!!

  32. You can put the homeless in a bus going to Las Vegas, when I lived there, they did that to California, lol. Look T LA & SF, WHAT S-HOLES

  33. Amazon and Seattle deserve what they get a s***** hole. I live there for 40 years and watched it turned into a liberal Paradise scum town. I moved out I couldn't stand it. Criminals all over the place. Nobody talks English. Sanctuary toilet

  34. Take chik-fil-a away from people. Watch how mad people get… What you believe and think is your business dont make it mine.

  35. We must find some way to never tax big business. This country was founded to not pay taxes. I love how she said business pays and pays and pays. Amazon doesnt pay any tax and it should be illegal.

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  37. Take names. Find tax returns. If the homeless make decent money but just don't want to pay rent, tax them for use of public property, then use that money to help the others.

  38. HAY ASSHOLES IN SEATTLE…
    STOP PAYING FOR ILLEGAL COCKROACHES…STOP VOTING
    COMMIE DEMOCRATS IN OFFICE..
    IF I WERE AMAZON I'D PULL OUT
    ANYWAY…F#%K YOU….

  39. Doesn't matter who they make the face of the democrapic party for 2020, this is the future of America If they win😱

  40. Common Sense will tell you it's unseemly it does not even look right or nice at all. People have a free will, they can live the way they won't. But they do not have a right to try, and force what they believe is right between their lust for one another on to other people. God the Creator, created people male and female, this is so very obvious. We all are going to face the judgment seat of God'. And this will be an individual judgement.

  41. Interesting to note the disconnect folks have regarding their concept of support/endorsement as compared to opposing something… Lack of support doesn't equate to opposition, nor does refusal to condone equate to support… these are extremes folks choose to make the matter of focus, when often, many simply could care less either way… on many issues.

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