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You don’t push Amazon around, Amazon pushes you around

Reports are out this morning that Amazon is halting plans to build its second headquarters in NYC. Remember what happened in Seattle, when the city was going to pass a tax on companies based on the number of employees - the now infamous "head-tax"?

I can confirm that pending the outcome of the head-tax vote by City Council, Amazon has paused all construction planning on our Block 18 project in downtown Seattle and is evaluating options to sublease all space in our recently leased Rainier Square building
-- Drew Herdener, Amazon VP

-- Scrib