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« Reply #60 on: November 15, 2018, 04:25:27 PM »
I think we're going around in circles :)
Lemme just say this in the name of breaking up the circle, Dan is totally right here, you’re by definition not picking a winner, when the so called loser didn’t compete in the same league (I.e. transforming a city).

There you go, no more circle.

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Re: Amazon HQ2
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« Reply #62 on: February 14, 2019, 12:38:21 PM »
Lemme just say this in the name of breaking up the circle, Dan is totally right here, you’re by definition not picking a winner, when the so called loser didn’t compete in the same league (I.e. transforming a city).

There you go, no more circle.

But how do you know that Amazon would’ve transformed the city?

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« Reply #63 on: February 14, 2019, 01:04:12 PM »
The only downside is for renters as rents in the LIC area will go up.
The tax money earned will dwarf the incentives.

The downside isn't only for renters. It's gentrification on steroids, and raises the local cost of living across the board.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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« Reply #64 on: February 14, 2019, 02:05:16 PM »
But how do you know that Amazon would’ve transformed the city?
They transformed Seattle.

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« Reply #65 on: February 14, 2019, 02:34:36 PM »
It is way to soon to see the impact this will have on the City.

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« Reply #66 on: February 14, 2019, 02:40:58 PM »
They transformed Seattle.
Seattle =/= NYC

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« Reply #68 on: February 14, 2019, 03:19:03 PM »
Seattle = LIC
Seattle doesn't have Manhattan right across the bridge.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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« Reply #69 on: February 14, 2019, 03:22:15 PM »
Seattle doesn't have Manhattan right across the bridge.
Point being?

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« Reply #70 on: February 14, 2019, 03:22:22 PM »
It’s 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 ‘No Thank You, NYC’ on them. Good.

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« Reply #71 on: February 14, 2019, 03:25:55 PM »
It’s a sad day for NYC but I kinda love it when leftie socialists shoot themself in the foot.

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.
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Re: Amazon HQ2
« Reply #72 on: February 14, 2019, 03:28:01 PM »
As a NYC resident, I doubt I would benefit one bit from the tax revenue generated.
This is sad.
I live in a liberal suburb, but we certainly see many benefits of having a good business tax base.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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« Reply #73 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.. that’s upside down.

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Re: Amazon HQ2
« Reply #74 on: February 14, 2019, 03:41:00 PM »

Amazon recognized the talents of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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