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nateDiggsCSU

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I don't really care to comment on how this is somehow "the libs" fault


But I think the bigger issue here is that Amazon negotiated HQ2 in bad faith.

They pitched it as a single HQ2 to many locations and then negotiated huge tax incentives to bring 50,000 new jobs. Then they tried to have their cake and eat it too by splitting it between the two sites and keeping all of the negotiated benefits. They essentially tried to double dip.

For Arlington, VA, it's fine. The Crystal City area they chose is in the process of being redeveloped anyway because of BRAC. DOD used to put tons of people into the CC area because it's very close to the Pentagon. After BRAC they moved to the Fort Belvoir area. Arlington has a big redevelopment plan for that area and they've been looking for an anchor. Amazon fits that bill perfectly, even with just 25,000 people. The infrastructure is already pretty good in that area and handling 25,000 (or even 50,000) wouldn't be a problem.

Long Island City was a totally different thing.

Is it "the Libs" that will be going to everyone's house and taking back their guns, or are they the ones coming from the south and taking everyone's jobs? I can never remember.

(In response to this post by DurwardRam)

Posted: 02/14/2019 at 3:26PM



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