For promising America’s two richest cities monstrous corporate headquarters complete with tens of thousands of employees – guaranteed to raise house prices past the speed of inflation and make commuting even more miserable – the world’s richest man will receive $2 billion in tax breaks.
That’s made for some strange bedfellows in Washington, D.C.
The Hill’s Joe Concha reports:
Fox News host Tucker Carlson says Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) “has a very good point” in criticizing Amazon receiving taxpayer subsidies for its new headquarters, asking, “How does that work?”
Carlson admitted on his primetime program late Tuesday that while he hated “to admit it,” he agreed with Ocasio-Cortez’s perspective.
“Jeff Bezos, who is the world’s richest man, will receive more than $2 billion in subsidies from you, the taxpayer,” he stated. “New congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had this to say: ‘Amazon is a billion-dollar company. The idea it will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax rates at a time when a subway is crumbling in our communities need more investment, not less, is extremely concerning to residents here.’”
The anomalous agreement between the conservative host and the newly-elected declared Democratic socialist comes after Amazon announced Monday it had chosen Long Island City in Queens and Arlington, Va. as the sites of a new split headquarters. Amazon is owned by the richest man on the planet, Jeff Bezos, who is ranked #1 on Forbes’ annual list ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The retail giant became only the second company to hit $1 trillion in market capitalization after Apple achieved the mark in August.