At least demand parity unless you want the need for nets outside factory windows to prevent suicides! (Unless you are imposing depopulation.)
Last week the Seattle City Council approved a new head tax on big businesses. The tax is an amount businesses pay per employee ($275 per year), with a sunset clause of 2023 (don’t hold your breath that this tax will actually cease to exist at that time). The head tax was approved by a unanimous vote.
I’ve told you what has led up to this head tax vote. See the following:
- Get ready to empty your wallets, Seattle: Task force recommends new taxes to address homelessness
- As predicted: Seattle panel closing in on plan to fund homeless aid with “head tax”
- Socialist Seattle councilmember wants to double proposed head tax
Amazon had strong words for the Seattle City Council as it questions its future in the city. “We are disappointed by today’s City Council decision to introduce a tax on jobs,” Amazon Vice President Drew Herdener said in a statement.
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