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Seattle's Big Business Tax to fund affordable housing

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SEATTLE -- A 24-year-old homeless man has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman in the restroom of a Ballard car dealership.

 

He has also been accused of trying to head-butt a Seattle police detective as he was being questioned at the Seattle Police Department's headquarters.

The man, whose address is listed as "99999 Homeless St. Seattle" in court documents, has been denied bail.

 

Court documents say the 40-year-old woman took her car for maintenance early Monday morning at a car dealership in the 5200 block of Leary Avenue Northwest.

She used the bathroom at the dealership and was attacked. Court documents say the man, described as 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 250 pounds, forced open a stall door, grabbed her by the neck and pulled her out of a stall. She screamed, and he choked her, court documents say.

A dealership worker tried to get into the women's restroom, but the door was locked. The man later admitted to police that he locked the door.

The dealership employee was joined by a co-worker, and they both tried to get into the bathroom. The man moved away from the woman, and she unlocked the door, court documents say.

The dealership workers found the woman cowering against a wall, and she told them the man had raped her.

The man's pants were down, court documents say.

The workers held him until police arrived.

The man later admitted to police that he had assaulted the woman.

Detectives questioned him at police headquarters. He had been "resisting, aggressive and non-compliant" as officers took him to the interview, according to court papers.

As the interview ended. the handcuffed man lunged at a detective to head-butt a detective. He grazed the officer on his cheek, court documents say.

That detective and a second detective took the man to the ground, court documents say.



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This issue isn't about Bezos or Amazon's billions. Amazon is a lot more than just Bezos, Amazon stock is held by many thousands of Americans in their pension portfolios and 401k plans. When Amazon is financially punished it hurts their shareholders a lot more than Bezos.

 

 

Why should Amazon or Bezos' success be PUNISHED, and the bad decision making of the homeless be REWARDED?

 

 

The more that is given to the homeless, the more homeless you get. These people aren't completely stupid, they are going to gravitate to where the best possible living conditions are. Ask San Francisco and Los Angeles...

 

Amazon paid $0 in Federal taxes last year. They really look like a company who is punished severely. I feel sorry for them so I agree



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Amazon paid $0 in Federal taxes last year. They really look like a company who is punished severely. I feel sorry for them so I agree

 

They paid ZERO because they donated millions to different charities to offset tax obligations, that's how big business works.



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totally agree with jimmy here

good luck with all that "affordable housing" when there are no employers left, and your city is overrun with broke unemployed criminal bums like milwaukee

Yep it’s typical far left socialist politicians.
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Taxing Success To Reward Failure... “you need to pay your fair share”.

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Taxing Success To Reward Failure... “you need to pay your fair share”.

 

Was your federal tax rate 0%?



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They paid ZERO because they donated millions to different charities to offset tax obligations, that's how big business works.

 

So they save 1.75 Billion on taxes because they give out a few million to charity?

 

:laugh  :laugh  :laugh 



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Was your federal tax rate 0%?

No it’s not, but it’s not 35% like your’s though.

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So they save 1.75 Billion on taxes because they give out a few million to charity?

 

:laugh  :laugh  :laugh

 

Big Business built America and provides millions of jobs.

 

If you don't like the tax laws fine, call your congressman. But Amazon did nothing illegal. The only thing Amazon owes anyone is value to their shareholders.

 

There is nothing in the constitution guaranteeing any American food, healthcare, clothing or shelter. As much as people may want the government to provide for them, that's not the law.

 

 

Why should Amazon be punished for doing well?



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They paid ZERO because they donated millions to different charities to offset tax obligations, that's how big business works.

This is not true at all



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Big Business built America and provides millions of jobs.

 

If you don't like the tax laws fine, call your congressman. But Amazon did nothing illegal. The only thing Amazon owes anyone is value to their shareholders.

 

There is nothing in the constitution guaranteeing any American food, healthcare, clothing or shelter. As much as people may want the government to provide for them, that's not the law.

 

 

Why should Amazon be punished for doing well?

 

If paying taxes is being punished. Why should all of us pay taxes and be punished for doing well?



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I agree with Jimmy 95% of the time, but he is way off base here.  Bezos has been gaming the tax system for years.  He does not pay his fair share at all.  Amazon is headquartered in Luxembourg to thwart paying taxes here.

 

https://splinternews...epor-1823329221



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I agree with Jimmy 95% of the time, but he is way off base here. Bezos has been gaming the tax system for years. He does not pay his fair share at all. Amazon is headquartered in Luxembourg to thwart paying taxes here.

https://splinternews...epor-1823329221

Pay your fair share.
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Taxation is Theft


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Big Business built America and provides millions of jobs.

 

If you don't like the tax laws fine, call your congressman. But Amazon did nothing illegal. The only thing Amazon owes anyone is value to their shareholders.

 

There is nothing in the constitution guaranteeing any American food, healthcare, clothing or shelter. As much as people may want the government to provide for them, that's not the law.

 

 

Why should Amazon be punished for doing well?

 

Amazon's jobs are trash.

 

There are plenty of laws that are not in the constitution.  I don't believe high paying federal jobs that require no work were intended in the constitution either.



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This is not true at all

 

Amazon is operating within the law regarding their taxes.

 

If paying taxes is being punished. Why should all of us pay taxes and be punished for doing well?

 

We're discussing an ADDITIONAL tax to benefit the homeless. Not taxes in general...



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Amazon's jobs are trash.

 

There are plenty of laws that are not in the constitution.  I don't believe high paying federal jobs that require no work were intended in the constitution either.

 

A lot of their jobs are NOT trash, but even if they were what's the difference?  My next door neighbor is a work-from-home recruiter for Amazon, she's making 90k and recruiting for 6 figure programmer jobs.

 

As far as federal jobs and lack of work go, you're hitting me just a little too close to where I live Rito...



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Shit show from all parties involved.  Can't totally hate something that puts it on greedy ass Bezos.  Its ok though,  he presents himself as a caring liberal and people eat it up. 

 

Nobody refuses to actually address the issue and instead looks for placating bandaids.  IF anyone really wants to make a difference the focus needs to be on children.  Some 40-50 year old that's made a fuckery of his life is going to continue to make a fuckery of his life. Focus on children whose parents are too stupid to teach them right from wrong. 

 

Offer free/discounted education, after school, babysitting whatever to low class, poor.  Do literally everything in our power to ensure they get whatever positive influences in life, education, health and whatever that we can give them. Force the parents to allow others to assist in the children's upbringing whether they want it or not.  Will not see immediate results but 10 years from now the results will be huge.  



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Offer free/discounted education, after school, babysitting whatever to low class, poor.  Do literally everything in our power to ensure they get whatever positive influences in life, education, health and whatever that we can give them. Force the parents to allow others to assist in the children's upbringing whether they want it or not.  Will not see immediate results but 10 years from now the results will be huge.  

 

We can house these families on abandoned military bases all across the country. They are already equipped with housing, food service facilities, bathrooms and recreational facilities.

 

We don't need to build more housing for the homeless on anybody's dime and without assessing new taxes on businesses or individuals.



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Shit show from all parties involved.  Can't totally hate something that puts it on greedy ass Bezos.  Its ok though,  he presents himself as a caring liberal and people eat it up. 

 

Nobody refuses to actually address the issue and instead looks for placating bandaids.  IF anyone really wants to make a difference the focus needs to be on children.  Some 40-50 year old that's made a fuckery of his life is going to continue to make a fuckery of his life. Focus on children whose parents are too stupid to teach them right from wrong. 

 

Offer free/discounted education, after school, babysitting whatever to low class, poor.  Do literally everything in our power to ensure they get whatever positive influences in life, education, health and whatever that we can give them. Force the parents to allow others to assist in the children's upbringing whether they want it or not.  Will not see immediate results but 10 years from now the results will be huge.  

 

Shit show from all parties involved.  Can't totally hate something that puts it on greedy ass Bezos.  Its ok though,  he presents himself as a caring liberal and people eat it up. 

 

Nobody refuses to actually address the issue and instead looks for placating bandaids.  IF anyone really wants to make a difference the focus needs to be on children.  Some 40-50 year old that's made a fuckery of his life is going to continue to make a fuckery of his life. Focus on children whose parents are too stupid to teach them right from wrong. 

 

Offer free/discounted education, after school, babysitting whatever to low class, poor.  Do literally everything in our power to ensure they get whatever positive influences in life, education, health and whatever that we can give them. Force the parents to allow others to assist in the children's upbringing whether they want it or not.  Will not see immediate results but 10 years from now the results will be huge.  

 

Just incentives poor to have more children.



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Over 5 billion annually earned and paying zero in taxes. That's fucked up no matter how you slice it.

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Just incentives poor to have more children.


Not really. You are not giving them extra personal funds based on number of kids. You are making sure kids are given a more useful upbringing.

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Over 5 billion annually earned and paying zero in taxes. That's fucked up no matter how you slice it.

 

That's a taxation issue, not an Amazon/Bezos issue. Congress writes the tax code.



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That's a taxation issue, not an Amazon/Bezos issue. Congress writes the tax code.


Still fucked up and to hear them bitch at this new tax is laughable. The tax loopholes need to be closed, true, but nothing wrong with finding new ways to tax them.

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That's a taxation issue, not an Amazon/Bezos issue. Congress writes the tax code.

 

Not in the constitution.  Should be illegal right?






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