Date: March 19, 2019
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Local Virginians Outraged About Tax Giveaways For Amazon
Virginia communities sounding the alarm at Arlington County Board meeting about already seeing harmful impact from Amazon HQ2 development.
“Many speakers who were opposed to the Amazon headquarters especially opposed direct incentives, citing rising housing costs, the likely displacement of low-income families, accelerated wage theft for construction workers, and lack of investment guarantees in affordable housing funds.
‘Speculators are already driving up home prices, landlords are raising rents and general contractors are raising their quotes for home improvement projects,’ said one resident, Hunter Tamarro.” (Reuters, “Amazon’s second headquarters clears blocks in Virginia funding vote,” Nandita Bose, 3.16.19)
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