Thursday, February 14, 2019

Amazon Pulls Out Of New York, Should Kansas City Try To Lure HQ2 Again?!?!

Some readers wonder if KCMO should get back in the game after the first spam-y effort from Mayor Sly not only endured EPIC FAIL but also earned rebuke from techies across the nation:

Amazon opts out of building New York City headquarters

Amazon announced Thursday it's backed out of plans to open a new headquarters in New York City after facing criticism for accepting tax breaks. The retail giant announced in December they would build a campus in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens and bring 25,000 employees.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does Sly still have all that junk he bought? We could try that stunt again and see if they get it this time. Or we could try to show them our crime stats or how great we are at maintaining our infrastructure.

Anonymous said...

No, Kansas City should not lure Amazon HQ2 again.

Anonymous said...

Well they could have a whole empty airport terminal and 1000s of adjacent acres to build on.

Cee Bee said...

Why do you think Amazon pulled the plug? Alexandria Occasional-Cortex. Bezos didn't get to be the richest man in the world by paying taxes!
AOC is going to try and take some of his cash!

Anonymous said...

incentives beyond that would depend on their profits and when they intend to pay back the incentives.

Anonymous said...

This is why KC's goal should have been focused on obtaining a short-list ranking and not the first place ranking for the Amazon HQ2 selection. Sly's public relations stunt did nothing but feed his ego when everyone EVERYONE with a brain knew Amazon would want to locate on the eastern seaboard. A whole waste of time and money that suburban vs urban theorist bull was. Just laughable. All the while the KCMO schools are not even accredited with the state of Missouri - thats a great recruiting tool!! And Sly's group thought it was prudent to spend all that time pursuing the Amazon HQ2 project with all the faults of this town? Let me tell you, if KC decides to pursue this project again I will personally write a letter to Amazon outlining why my city is NOT the best candidate. The absolute debacle of the airport and the cultural inferiority complex that causes the city to make such bad decisions would be my first bullet point. The black on black crime would have its own bullet point along with something about how 7 very naive attorneys elected as council members let all this happen.

KC get your shit together!

Anonymous said...

I would love it if amazon chose to build here. We're already wasting billions on a stupid street car and airport that will never happen. It'd be better to get at least 50,000 permanent/well paying jobs if we're going to waste money like that

Anonymous said...

We can’t afford the airport let alone amazon, besides, amazon wouldn’t come here because of the schools, infrastructure and most importantly the murders. And then there is the incompetent city officials, nobody wants to deal with those idiots.

Anonymous said...

Send em down to Edgertown, they have so much money they'd probably build the building for them.

Anonymous said...

Slie is returning all of the junk he bought on Amazon so KCMO can make a down payment on the airport.

Anonymous said...

^^^ that’s funny right there!

Anonymous said...

AOC has been a God-send to Republicans.
Just killed off over 10,000 American jobs. Billions in taxes won’t be collected.
Want to kill air travel and put butt-plugs in cows.
Wants all building re-done.
Those that don’t want to work can still get a check
Her crazy ideas are so twisted she would have no problem hiding in the shadow of a corkscrew.

Anonymous said...

If she is so crazy, why do you have to make up all this crap? I'm sorry her actual proposals aren't nutty enough to stand on their own for ridicule.

Anonymous said...

because we aren’t sure we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast,” as well as “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work.”

“In the document, I don’t know what this has got to do with climate change, they guarantee … pay, not a job, for people unable to work or unwilling to work,” Mr. Graham said. “They ban cows, basically. This is nuts.”

Folks- It’s hard to make this stuff up. After all the thousands of Amazon jobs lost- and the whacko proposals - America is under attack by AOC !! The liberals are starting to disassociate from her.

The question remains: Why does she hate America and why is the media an accomplice?

It’s a free ticket for the GOP in 2020.

Anonymous said...

We didn't get close to the top 5 for good reason