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Il responsabile per il bilancio dello stato di New York dice la sua sul caso Amazon [EN]

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A cura di @Billy Pilgrim.

Con una lettera pubblicata sul sito del governatore Cuomo, il responsabile per il bilancio dello Stato di New York, Robert Mujica, racconta la sua versione dei fatti circa l’accordo ormai saltato tra Amazon e la città di New York per la costruzione del secondo quartier generale del colosso di Seattle.

Incredibly, I have heard city and state elected officials who were opponents of the project claim that Amazon was getting $3 billion in government subsidies that could have been better spent on housing or transportation. This is either a blatant untruth or fundamental ignorance of basic math by a group of elected officials. The city and state ‘gave’ Amazon nothing. Amazon was to build their headquarters with union jobs and pay the city and state $27 billion in revenues. The city, through existing as-of-right tax credits, and the state through Excelsior Tax credits – a program approved by the same legislators railing against it – would provide up to $3 billion in tax relief, IF Amazon created the 25,000-40,000 jobs and thus generated $27 billion in revenue. You don’t need to be the State’s Budget Director to know that a nine to one return on your investment is a winner.

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