Dockadams Wrote: Great post but it contradicts your centrist support. Centrist compromising is what allowed Wal-Mart and Amazon to run away with the American livelihood.
Warren lambasting and proposing the breakup of giant companies may come to haunt her chances. Yes, people need jobs, and these huge companies provide jobs to hourly workers, but I believe they should only be allowed to create or provide jobs without the subsidies local communities give away, which in my opinion is a form of "corporate welfare". Fine, you want to build in MY community, great, but please, don't come to MY local legislators and ask for a handout, if you can't build a factory, a warehouse and pay your way for roads and other infrastructure to run your business, don't even think of asking the locals for monetary assistance-subsidy tax breaks. here's why,
Walmart in MY community once had a reasonably sized store but the community outgrew that one, so, Walmart decided to build a great big mall and put a Sam's club in it, with a gas station and a car wash too, it's called a SUPER CENTER. Spring ahead a couple of years, now here comes Walmart trying to lowball the tax assessments, and get the amount they pay in taxes on that new property lowered to the level of their old closed up store. Even after the county and state already gave them subsidies and provided infrastructure to support their mega-center, it's called what this county-state terms as "dark stores".
Read about it: wisconsingazette.com/views/about-the-wa...
"About the Walmart Dark Store Tax Loophole paid for by Wisconsin homeowners"
Warren proposing the breakup of Amazon and etc. IMHO is the wrong approach. Yes, we want jobs, and good paying jobs, but not at the cost of breaking up large corporations, we just want them to pay their own way, and not ask for handouts to better their bottom lines (profits).
And get this, the community where this Walmart was built isn't patrolled by a large city police or fire department, therefore, the county sheriff must respond to shoplifting calls, and local fire departments must respond to fire-rescue-emergency calls because Somers Wisconsin does not have a large police force or large firefighting capabilities, in turn, the county and city local taxpayers are on the hook (must pay) for these services. If a large fire were to break out at this newer Walmart, and if there were more than one fire at a time, Somers would need to rely upon other local communities for support, also costing taxpayers locally.