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Amazon.com center could bring 1,200 jobs to Boone Co.

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This aint Zville

Palo Alto, CA

#43 Mar 11, 2008
sports complex wrote:
Maybe one of these new companies would like to pay for and have their name on the new Zionsville high School sports complex. I hope our town is proposing things like this.
See ens that they will be in Whitestown maybe Whitestown could have a sports Complex build with the corporations name affixed to it Thankyou for the Idea Though.
nick

San Pablo, CA

#44 Mar 11, 2008
I think new jobs are great. However, they really need to enforce verifying citizenship before doling out these jobs.
JJJ

Noblesville, IN

#45 Mar 11, 2008
Big Mama wrote:
$12.50 an hour is a disgrace! We need a livable wage with benefits!
Who makes sure that companies are paying a "livable wage"
Blueblood

Ellettsville, IN

#46 Mar 11, 2008
Moach wrote:
"The distribution center would employ more than 1,200 employees at an average wage of $12.50 an hour."
I foresee a bunch of sumb!tches wanted to start a union soon, as they will become frustrated with making what they're worth.
Forget learning a new skill in demand.
Hey moron, these jobs need to be filled by someone, and they have every right to demand decent working conditions and benefits. Unions gave workers many rights and benefits they take for granted.

YOu are just a flabby butt Repug that shouts off useless crap totally devoid from reality.
Blueblood

Ellettsville, IN

#47 Mar 11, 2008
JJJ wrote:
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Who makes sure that companies are paying a "livable wage"
Local communities and workers.

Of course, with current US trade laws, all US companies can just send their facilities to mexico and pay their workers 2 cents/ and hour and if the workers don't like it, the local police force is more than willing to violenty suppress any dissent.

Republicans= fascist profit-wh**es

“What's all this then?”

Since: Feb 08

Indianapolis

#48 Mar 11, 2008
I think I counted $35 Mil in tax abatements for a $30 Mil facility. I only have one thing to say about tax abatements:
NO MORE TAX ABATEMENTS!!!
NO MORE TAX ABATEMENTS!!!
NO MORE TAX ABATEMENTS!!!
NO MORE TAX ABATEMENTS!!!
NO MORE TAX ABATEMENTS!!!
NO MORE TAX ABATEMENTS!!!
NO MORE TAX ABATEMENTS!!!
NO MORE TAX ABATEMENTS!!!
NO MORE TAX ABATEMENTS!!!
NO MORE TAX ABATEMENTS!!!
NO MORE TAX ABATEMENTS!!!
NO MORE TAX ABATEMENTS!!!
NO MORE TAX ABATEMENTS!!!
Hmmm

Indianapolis, IN

#49 Mar 11, 2008
rdk wrote:
<quoted text>There is no need for the homeowner to be taxed. Pretend the company didn't settle there. Your taxes are what they are. Now pretend there are 1200 jobs there. Workers buying coffee, lunch, gas, etc. THAT is the boon to the local economy. The cost to the county is police and fire protection. At $333k in local revenue, this will pay for itself. The tax abatement changes little.
ok... 1200 jobs... how many of those people have children that go to school? Schools make up about 50% of property taxes.

It's a distribution center, that means ALOT of wear and tear on the roads... how are you paying for the constant road repairs that will need to be done?

1200 employees... that means a huge sewer and stormwater changes... or do you just advocate building a bunch of outhouses?

Oh yes... and as you noted, increased fire and police protection.

Think you can handle all of the above with $333K/year? Maybe you can... but then... why is it they want a $28 million abatement?
Wow

Indianapolis, IN

#50 Mar 11, 2008
mayhew wrote:
who is amazon? what do they sell? and why does anybody shop on the internet, as bad as theft identify is today.
28 million in tax rebates........this is the reason property owners are getting big taxes added to their homes.
Wow dude! Get with the 1990's... there's this thing called the Internet doing billions of dollars worth of business. You're more likely to have your credit card number stolen by the busboy at a local restraunt than at Amazon!
Argus

Juneau, WI

#51 Mar 11, 2008
Blueblood, Unions are not the answer to your issue. Not every job in here needs to cater to working families with 3 kids. There are plenty people who may be single, have a lower cost of living, are students, etc. who this would help out. Unions were needed a long time ago but most companies are mandated by law to provide most, if not all of the needs of the workforce, with or without a union. I do not recall too many news articles where a group of workers are being treated unfairly. I think it is safe to say that the higher salary wage you are demanding may lead to why companies are find cheaper labor in other countries. -signed a flabby Left-leaning Democrat
naysayer

AOL

#52 Mar 11, 2008
as previously posted: I hope this brings some diversification to the schools in the area. Fair housing should be affordable for all.
Rural Man

Clayton, IN

#53 Mar 11, 2008
Brilliant!$6.5m in tax abatements for a $300,000 yearly income tax revenue. Only a Boone County flunky would come up with that agreement.$300,000 in income tax (if the money stays legal and does not end up going to Mexico every Friday afternoon via Western Union).
It starts with you

Palo Alto, CA

#54 Mar 12, 2008
naysayer wrote:
as previously posted: I hope this brings some diversification to the schools in the area. Fair housing should be affordable for all.
Yes really, lets bring them down. We should diversify until all schools are as bad as the ones that are all minority.
Boilerfan

United States

#55 Mar 12, 2008
okthen wrote:
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You spend thousands a year but cannot spend another 60 bucks per thousand for taxes. You probaly complain about tax abatements at the same time.
I prefer to pay no taxes whenever possible. A tax abatement is wrong yes, they shouldn't tax in the first place. Let me keep more of my money first, don't give me a break or refund on money that is already mine! The government has no right to money i work hard for, so they can waste it.
dan1

Arlington Heights, IL

#56 Mar 12, 2008
Big Mama wrote:
$12.50 an hour is a disgrace! We need a livable wage with benefits!
If you need a livable wage then you should go out and get a little more education and training so you can get a higher wage. It's that simple. This is a warehouse job. The skills required aren't worth more than $12.00 an hour to the employer. The management jobs however are paying $37.00 an hour. See the difference .

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