Amazon.com VS. Colorado. Tax & Spend Democrats add to unemployment.

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  1. B_VinylBoy

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    If it's an issue of adding to unemployment, we blame Amazon for firing and letting go their employees due to their obsessive need to make profit instead of adhering to new laws. How is this the Democrats fault now?
     
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    I'm sure they'll find another way to make boatloads of cash. It's what they do.
     
  3. D_Fortumus Wigglesack

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    The idea that policy reflecting one company somehow adds to the unemployment sounds ridiculous. I can think of plenty of things that would reduce employment: slavery, prostitution, drug trading, mercenaries, pirating, cheating the americantaxpayer out of hundreds of billions of dollars after intentionally fucking up your bank...OR you could go with big bad rgulations that "raise unemployment" but, in return, actually keep us from turning into Africa literally of crack
     
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    I'm with Amazon -- and other online retailers -- with this one. When a State decides to create new revenue and the only way they can do it is to make up a new tax rule, fuck 'em. We have a little fabrication plant (four men) who create a neat little tool many ranchers use throughout the West. We'll sell to local retailers, and we also sell direct to folks in the State. But if you're in a surrounding State, you have to come to us to buy it, because we (actually I) can't be bothered with the sales tax problems of other states. And lo and behold, a good 28% of our annual sales are to people who find us in downtown Elko and pay the local sales tax on their purchase. If Ewetaw, Idaho, California, Oregon, or Arizona want to hassle their citizens, that's their business. I'm not going to do it for them.

    Seems to me that Colorado shot itself in the foot.
     
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    there is a direct, measurable, objective correlation between taxation policies and jobs and economic growth

    the quick shorthand effects can be seen by simply looking at the stagnant Euro and libtard States of the USA (i.e., New York, California, Massachusetts, et al who have also been experiencing massive net out-migration because of the economic situation)

    and then looking at the only State of the USA to experience positive net job growth over the current recession (and positive net in-migration)-- Texas, and its tax policies
     
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    Nick of the Sixes is making a few broad, unsupported assumptions in his post, the most glaring of which is that the Euro is "stagnant." Again, the kid doesn't really know much about money, just what other's tell him.
     
  7. D_Fortumus Wigglesack

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    The eurozone has been having massive inward migration Nick, so much so that many countries like Italy, France and Britain are having political controversies similar to ours with Mexico. I don't know who told you there was a net outward migration over there, but they were full of shit. In fact, the only advanced country that's having a net population decrease is Japan, one of the least "socialist" countries outside the US; but that's mainly related to the overpopulation of the country.

    And Texas? Yeah, not the best example for the ideal state that were should all strive for. The only reason we have (relatively) low unemployment is because we have terrible tax revenue which translates to terrible public services, especially in education (where were ranked 49th in the country) and poverty reduction, seeing as were ranked 3rd in poverty rates. Despite having the 2nd largest state GDP and the most billionaires in the country (yay for tax havens, right?) we have below-average income and GDP per capita.

    Oh, and the Euro's value had almost constantly been increasing in value against the dollar prior to the 2008 crisis.
     
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