This just in from the “what could possibly go wrong” department:
BREAKING: Seattle City Council approves tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 14, 2018
Imagine living in a liberal bubble so thick you believe businesses not paying high enough taxes is what contributes to making homelessness worse. Unreal:
The council on Monday unanimously backed a compromise tax plan that will charge large businesses about $275 per full-time worker a year. It’s lower than the $500-per-worker tax initially proposed. The tax would begin in 2019 and raise about $48 million a year to pay for affordable housing and homeless services.
The debate over who should pay to solve a housing crisis exacerbated by Seattle’s rapid economic growth comes amid skyrocketing rents and rising homelessness. The Seattle region had the third-highest number of homeless people in the U.S. and saw 169 homeless deaths in 2017.
What genius: “Hey, you know what might help lower the level of homelessness here? Fewer jobs!“