Hold the cheers. Ben Abrams writes:
Yesterday evening, just after six, I was listening to the local NPR station – I think it was WNPR, but might have been WSHU. In any case, they talked about how wonderful it was that Amazon was opening a new distribution center in the state. The thought of providing jobs was only secondary to them, for the real joy came from the fact that they can finally force the company to pay sales tax in the state. A law was passed a while back, but Amazon is anything but stupid and used the loophole of cutting ties to Connecticut-based affiliates to bypass the law. But the real key to this story was the NPR announcer claiming that this was “a great victory for states’ rights.” Oh, really!? So, it’s backwards, foolish, racist, unconstitutional, and whatever else they want to throw at us when it’s about anything else but it’s a wonderous and beautiful thing when it comes to raising taxes, eh? Sadly, I think the double-standards go unnoticed along with the rest of their cognitive dissonance.