Thu, Oct 19, 2017 - 10:37 AMkaj
Last time they executed ancient warrants and rounded up debtors to convince taxpayers of the need for a new facility. If the random outbursts on Social Media are any indication, the plan this time around is to intentionally damage the current facility (and to intentionally create a humanitarian crisis) to the point of condemnation to facilitate taxpayer financing of a prison for profit complex. That's not going to happen. Shut it down. Ship 'em out. Start over. New management. New crew. Civilian oversight.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 - 09:44 AMkaj
This Amazon deal will result in the biggest corporate welfare giveaway in the history of "capitalism", regardless of which city gets the bid.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 - 07:51 AMagree!
agree. singling her out is laughable here when she has opposed almost all other tax breaks. hence, political smear campaign season seems to be underway. they prefer corporate welfare only for those who donate to their campaigns and give kickbacks. Anyone with half a brain knows the truth.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 - 07:38 AMkaj
Why single out AZ? Local dirty Dems have been signing corporate welfare checks for YEARS.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 - 01:04 AMmarybeth
Gosh...sounds perfect for fayco :) tax breaks like Hardy Boeing and hobby lobby...
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 - 12:50 AMkaj
PITTSBURGH-- The Green Party of Allegheny County (GPOAC) understands that Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will submit a proposal tomorrow in attempt to convince Amazon to establish a second headquarters in the Pittsburgh area, as was recently reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Tomorrow is the deadline for municipalities to submit their proposals in response to Amazon’s RFP. Amazon will announce its decision where it will locate its second headquarters in 2018. GPOAC is a political party with a mission based on four pillars: social justice, democracy, ecology and peace. We are grassroots activists using collective action to affect change at the local, regional, national and international level. GPOAC believes that all residents must benefit from the resources that this region has to offer regardless of financial wealth or political status. We support workplace democracy, and the development of new technologies that are ecological and accountable to the communities that support it. GPOAC urges the Mayor and County Executive to ensure that any proposal submitted doesn’t give away the store. Other cities like San Antonio have decided not to submit proposals because the tax abatements required to entice Amazon to set up shop are simply too high. This would place a heavy burden on Pittsburgh, a city already strapped with an inordinately high percentage of tax-exempt real estate. “I wonder if the incoming tax paying Amazon employees would make up for the property taxes lost to abatements,” said Tim Jones, GPOAC chair. A USA Today Tech article from January 2017 1 states that “Amazon has a troubling labor history, marred by lawsuits, picketing, grueling work conditions, complaints of management tactics and lower wages.” According to the article, Amazon pays 15% less on average than the prevailing wage in similar warehouse jobs, uses temporary and on-demand employment to “erode job security”. “Having a company come here with such a poor labor track record could be very disruptive to the Pittsburgh area economy. We should be careful what we wish for,” said Garrett Wasserman, GPOAC Media and Technology Coordinator. GPOAC calls on Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald to require, as a condition for doing business in Allegheny County, that Amazon address its poor labor practices, including but not limited to: providing living wages (above today's poverty-level minimum wage), providing healthcare, improving working conditions, working with union organizers if demanded by employees, and assure affordable housing. We also expect Amazon to pay its fair share of taxes, and invest in our community’s education and child day-care programs. In addition, an estimated influx of 50,000 Amazon employees could have a destabilizing effect on area property rental rates. Amazon must commit to policies that will spur development of affordable housing in our low-income communities. We encourage all concerned citizens to contact their local elected officials and let them know these are the basic demands of any business wishing to locate to the Pittsburgh area, including Amazon. Contact: Tim Jones, 412/552-8145 David Hughes, 412/421-4163
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 - 12:08 AMJeff wants freebies!
Well, when you see that local docal politicians all over the country, not just Fayette, are falling all over one another in a rush to respond to the king of corporate welfare Jeff Bezos' invitation to "entice him with taxpayer funded freebies" to locate in their community, you know that the people we have elected are so totally NOT working for the people.
Sadly, Zimmerlink in Fayette and Peduto in Pittsburgh, and many many more politicians are on the bandwagon to entice the billionaire monopolist Bezos and his Amazon empire with freebies at the people's expense.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - 8:54 PMmaddy
someone needs to tell game officer for hillbillys told him it came from breeder and they had to return it.....hum...maybe they just set it loose in their woods to be killed or die it is an open investigation...let state know
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - 8:52 PMmaddy
heard that too guess they told neighbors it came from woods....goofy and putting others at risk for selfish reasons
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - 8:36 PMreally?
A breeder out of state said he would not sell a fox to someone who is not at home around the clock during the first year with the fox. It needs continual supervision to be trained to be a good pet and the pen it needs has to be inspected. Same guy says he would never sell or give away a fox to people who did not complete 2 years training before the animal was traded. Mixing the fox whether it's a trapped animal or one from a breeder in a home with children was not recommended.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - 8:16 PMDon’t Matter
Against the law to possess an exotic animal without a license period. Truth be told it came from a breeder in Ohio.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - 8:02 PMavenue
neighbors on that street say the hillbilly story is they found fox in the woods and made it a pet...not from a dealer....hummmm....story gets better each time its spun maybe game comm oughta check it out
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - 11:01 AMmarybeth
WOW.....just made the connection....wonder if this is related to that unanswered rtk?
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - 08:31 AMkaj
Employee addiction assistance program?? Is this how one of those Deputy Wardens at the jail spends every six weeks or so in residential rehab at the expense of taxpayers?
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - 08:12 AMkaj
No kidding. Now, do something about your observations. Or, stop complaining and see your way to a more productive forum.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - 08:03 AMmuch to do about nothing
medical marijuana company has zoning hearing before Uniontown board tomorrow. wants to put dispensary at Hardy's former woodland world on Main st. remember when former editorial page guy Okeefe balked about bringing inmates into town cause it would hurt businesses? downtown businesses care about main street dispensary?
Perryopolis former employee fraudulent timesheets and bosses okay it? sounds like how some of the county courthouse employees get away with it too and commissioners okay it
Uniontown city council jarod billy balks and interview process. remember how he got hired for the county? Ron Metros city council interviews in the morning to hire later that day. LOL. Mayor not part of the process just somehow shows up? what kind of schedule do they have?
Brownsville boro council is so screwed up just watch the facebook videos!!!
county back door dealings still ongoing.
tales of no water at jail. different stories who knows the truth
ducks birds and hogwash nothing of any value on this site.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - 11:16 PMTruthsayer
All the answers are in this reply...love it
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - 9:35 PMdickhead
you can use your turtle suit there budslimmy
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - 9:33 PMCrack
Really I didn’t know that. Explains the erotic behavior. Will they be able to deal with her crack addiction in the jail?
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - 9:32 PMkaj
Best years of our lives really. And no welfare records. Let me 'splain something to you. Freedom's just another world for nothing left to lose, and I'm as free as a fvcking bird. You can't touch me. You've robbed. You've maimed. You've killed. You've destroyed. For profit and politics. And now, you're going to pay. And I don't give a damn what it costs me to make you pay. Fvck you and your empty threats.
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