Progressives continue to weaponize government

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    Yet another reason that rational people are small government, constitutional conservatives. When the left gets in government, they exploit the powers of office and then they weaponize government to expand their power and wealth.
    Why would Bill de Blasio declare that any business doesn't belong in New York City? Why would he brag about turning away jobs and tax revenue for the city he is supposed to serve?

    NYC Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Amazon, but Bans Walmart
     
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    You'd have to ask Bill but it probably has something to do with AMZN paying their employees a minimum of $15 per hour while Wal Mart does not; it probably has something to do with the NY State health department (like all state health departments) having to subsidize Wal Mart employees health care needs since they are paid so little they qualify for public assistance. It probably has something to do with the often repeated phenomenon of Wal Mart first rubbing out smaller competitors in neighborhoods and small towns only to abandon those towns and neighborhoods later on.

    But you'd have to ask Bill.
     
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    Amazon isn't a store you can go shopping at in person is it?

    Walmart could kill all the small business shops, is all I can think of....?
     
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    Walmart provides McJobs - low wages, short hours, no benefits. You have to get Section 8, food stamps, and Medicaid to survive. Who can live on Walmart wages in NYC? The Amazon jobs pay, on average $150,000 per year. Big difference.

    NYC doesn't want Walmart's taxpayer subsidized jobs.
     
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    Of course not, they want the taxpayer subsidized companies....dumbass.
     
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    DL, you might want to familiarize yourself with Walmart.
    https://smartguide.walmartone.com/s...ok-Summary-Plan-Description-Standard-2018.pdf

    Also, might want to familiarize yourself with the pay scale with Amazon.
    Average Amazon.com Inc Salary

    it's a far cry from your yarn of $150,000 per year, dear.
     
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    As a conservative don’t you think a city has the right to decide what kind of businesses they license to operate in their borders?
    I grew up in a city that did and still does not allow fast food, billboards, or strip clubs in the city limits... isn’t that their right?
     
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    Obviously, it's their right, but is it right? After all, it's the taxpayers who are flipping the bill, right? (no pun intended)
     
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    Even if that were true...shouldn’t the free market decide that? Who granted Bill de Blasio the power to pick winners and losers in our supposedly “free market”?
     
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