Seattle set to enforce “Amazon Tax”. Is this a new wave of hostility against tech?

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And I read a lot of derogatory articles about the Indian-American leading this new tax. Not sure what the implication will be for other immigrants in tech.

www.geekwire.com/2018/amazon-fund-affordable-housing-seattle-city-leaders-voice-support-150m-head-tax/amp/

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  • Amazon Llwu77
    Nothing wrong with amazon paying more taxes lol. Shrugs
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    • OP
      Jeff B cc’d hahhaha
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    • Microsoft kunna
      Yeah, why shouldn't Amazon pay the tax like other businesses?
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  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions / IT tiber
    Well like most Indian Americans she stuffs everything into a caste system of "the rich" and "everyone else" while not realizing that if she's priveledged enough to move to America, Bezos is priveledged enough to move out of Seattle. Bad thinking all around.
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    • ICF / Other Womble
      Your "priveledged" is bad thinking. Get that shit outta here
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    • Microsoft kunna
      What the fuck is this guy saying?
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    • LexisNexis Risk Solutions / IT tiber
      Try reading the article first. Also your mom is a hoe
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    • Microsoft kunna
      I will read the article as soon as I am done eating your mom's p*ssy.
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    • LexisNexis Risk Solutions / IT tiber
      Jokes on you my mother transitions and now has a penis and you can't say anything bad about it or you're a bigot!
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  • Ok. Amazon sucks. Take all their money.
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  • Expedia Group diabeetus
    No other implications for immigrants in tech. You’re clearly not from Seattle. Sawant is a moron, but not because she’s an immigrant
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    • Amazon SDMinSEA
      She's not a moron. She's evil. There's a difference.
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    • Amazon gtkgbfm
      She should give India more love. The people there suffer more than those in Seattle.
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    • OP
      Hahahahah! Let facts be presented to the candid world! Spill the beans @SDMinSEA
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    • Amazon SDMinSEA
      Its pretty simple. Stealing from people is evil.
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    • Amazon gtkgbfm
      Legalizing the money robbery is evil and disgusting
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  • Microsoft TwVs13
    Considering Amazon pays no federal taxes, this is a welcome move!
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  • Aetna / Mgmt NewOffr
    The article is from 2018
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  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    I like her. She’s a perfect sample of what’s coming. You guys make too much, need to “share” all the good fortune you were lucky to stumble upon
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    • Apple RoidRage
      More explicitly- companies do what's best for their shareholders. In the case of Amazon, it's minimizing their tax burden as much as possible.
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    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      The current trend is to screw share holders and appease the neighborhoods and communities and other losers in your tax district
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    • Facebook kpty86
      Didn’t realize grinding my ass off doing leetcode, networking to get referrals, studying to go to a good school was good fortune
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    • Apple RoidRage
      Public companies aren't responsible for taking part in local reform- they aren't charities. Why doesn't the government look at their gross fiscal mismanagement before shaking down companies in rent seeking manners?
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    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      Read about “stakeholders” that’s all that woke board members talk about these days. Until you, share holders, speak up this trend will continue
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  • Microsoft kunna
    Why do you have to call out that she is an immigrant? What are you implying?
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    • OP
      Not calling it out does not change the obvious! Quit trying to deny/ conceal facts. It is all over the internet
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    • Microsoft kunna
      My question is why is she being an Indian-American relevant to this tax?
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    • OP
      It is relevant because she is leading the charge. That is what happens when you put your nose into politics, they will dig up every thing about you including your origin, deal with that!
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    • Microsoft kunna
      I am not asking about "they digging up", I am specifically asking why you thought you need to mention that. You're really thick in the skull or you are pretending to be.
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    • OP
      This is America dumb ass! I can use any adjective to describe anyone! You don’t tell me how to speak or question why my choice of words. It’s called free speech unsecured moron!
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  • Zymergen / Other needsleep!
    Who gives a shit if Amazon finally has to pay taxes and can't loophole their way through everything

    You really think they'll pay you more when their tax burden is less? You don't think that goes straight to the execs?
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    She has some points !!! That’s why she won the election even if her opponent raised a lot of money ( and was backed by amazon) .
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