Valerie Vande Panne

Beggin for Crumbs, from Amazon

Amazon says, “land, site preparation, tax credits/exemptions, relocation grants, workforce grants, utility incentives/grants, permitting, and fee reductions….The initial cost and ongoing cost of doing business are critical decision drivers.”

I’ll translate that for you: The more of our bills your taxpayers will pay, the more likely we are to choose you.

Like annexing an entire portion of your city and naming it “Amazon”—as Stonecrest, Georgia proposes? Or giving the corporate giant $5 billion in tax breaks?

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