Bezos bilks NY Dear Editor,
Nov 27, 2018 | 680 views | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The world’s richest man got an early Christmas present from us, thanks to the duplicity of our state and city leaders.

Jeff Bezos is a predator who violates anti-trust laws. Amazon’s 25,000 jobs don’t compensate for the thousands of businesses it destroyed in our city and don’t justify $3 billion in subsidies and tax breaks.

Crystal City, Virginia, paid just $800 million for Amazon’s 25,000 jobs there. Google has hired 10,000 New Yorkers without any huge subsidies.

Bezos’ bloated bargain typifies Governor Andrew Cuomo’s misguided generosity. He gave greedy billionaire Elon Musk a $750 million subsidy for a Buffalo solar panel plant that’s clouded by failure and charges of fraud.

Mayor Bill de Blasio betrayed his pledge not to lure Amazon with government goodies. They didn’t just give away the store, they handed over the entire shopping mall.

Sincerely,

Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills

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