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Just Shmooze / Re: Amazon HQ2
« on: February 14, 2019, 04:50:24 PM »
That's actually the central question though. Should governments be operating like businesses or not.
Governments go down when they stop operating like a business

Just Shmooze / Re: Amazon HQ2
« on: February 14, 2019, 04:48:42 PM »

Just Shmooze / Amazon HQ2
« on: February 14, 2019, 04:35:45 PM »
Many states picked Amazon, amazon used process of elimination to pick NYC
How come these states didnít fight over your local deli? Exactly my point

Just Shmooze / Amazon HQ2
« on: February 14, 2019, 04:31:52 PM »
Another way to get that result is to make it easier to do business. The same way NY is making it easier for Amazon to do business, if they extended that to everyone else you can get the same results or better without choosing winners and losers.
Agree with you on overall changing a climate to ease the means of doing business, but, as discussed up thread, NYC didnít pick Amazon here, Amazon picked NYC.

Just Shmooze / Re: Amazon HQ2
« on: February 14, 2019, 04:18:12 PM »
The fact that NY needs to bribe amazon to come to NY is proof that NY is not very inviting for business in general. For every job that would be gained by amazon, there may very well be multiple jobs created if NY would offer the same incentives to all businesses (currently in NY or interested in moving to NY), it just doesn't come in one big swoop like amazon. It's a slap in the face to all businesses in NY to admit that it's too expensive to do business in NY, but since you don't help us brag that we brought jobs to the city we'll continue making life difficult for you but make it easy for the behemoth. If that's not called picking winners and losers I don't know what is.
It was discussed in length earlier in the thread, but in a nutshell, when your local deli or even a cut and dry low paying non-tech behemoth, say a car manufacturing plant, receives an incentive to hire employees it more or less ends there, it doesnít necessarily lure in other car companies and it doesnít create a ĎDeli hubí.. high paying tech jobs on the other hand by nature create hubs, improve living conditions, and transform cities.

Just Shmooze / Amazon HQ2
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:46:46 PM »
Reminds me of me walking away from a fight I had with my 4 year old nephew because I had more important things to do, and him being convinced that he won the fight..

Just Shmooze / Re: Amazon HQ2
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:40:41 PM »
I don't consider this a sad day for NYC. As a NYC resident, I doubt I would benefit one bit from the tax revenue generated. They would just use it to advance their agenda.
So why not just give them the $3 billion in incentive? How does $3 billion in incentives effect you, but $30 billion in revenue not.. thatís upside down.

Just Shmooze / Amazon HQ2
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:22:22 PM »
Itís a sad day for NYC but I kinda love it when leftie socialists shoot themself in the foot.
These politicians struggle to cover their $100 billion bloated budget and they rip up a deal with Amazon which required them to invest $3 billion (not even invest, just forgo that amount in taxes) for a return of $30 billion (in tax revenue alone!) over the next few years..
These politicians pushed the envelope and used Amazon as a straw man to highlight their kool-aid agenda, and Bezos pulled a ĎNo Thank You, NYCí on them. Good.

Just Shmooze / Re: Amazon HQ2
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:22:15 PM »
Seattle doesn't have Manhattan right across the bridge.
Point being?

Just Shmooze / Re: Amazon HQ2
« on: February 14, 2019, 02:43:13 PM »

Just Shmooze / Re: Amazon HQ2
« on: February 14, 2019, 02:05:16 PM »
But how do you know that Amazon wouldíve transformed the city?
They transformed Seattle.

Credit Cards / Re: Payroll services for very small business
« on: January 27, 2019, 04:15:17 PM »
Hi, I'm a very small business (S corp with 1 employee -- myself). Does anyone have a recommendation for a cheap payroll service? I'd been using Xero but they stopped offering payroll and are now partnered with Gusto. The cheapest services, including Gusto, all seem to be around ~$40/mo for just 1 employee. Is there any significantly cheaper solution besides DYI, which I'm not willing to do. Thank you!
Square payroll is $29 +$5 per employee per month, thatís $34, not significantly cheaper than $40 but comes with lots of perks

Just Shmooze / The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« on: January 24, 2019, 07:59:24 PM »
Back from Davos

You can find dirty people that dont shower in all religions and sectors
Evident by this all-American-blue-jean-clean-shaved-leather-jacket dude standing near me last week at TSA JFK without his shoes.. the FO literally hit me in the face like it was an object.

General Discussion / Re: Any day traders in the forum?
« on: January 22, 2019, 12:09:01 PM »
We can go on and on with this discussion, and it will never end, we are all aware of your position on this topic.

Can we please leave this thread on topic for those who decide they still want to do it, instead of pointless arguments?
Iím actually agreeing with you that day trading can be profitable, i wasnít arguing.. I was just pointing out that regular investing is generally more profitable, (and btw I know itís not a ďjobĒ, this isnít an employment thread).

Also that grocery analogy was bad, very bad, small grocery vs chain store has no parallel to day trading vs investing.. 

But youíre right, should probably move on.

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