As the American people find themselves, and, more importantly their money, being funneled into fewer and fewer corporations, all eyes have been on Jeff Bezo’s retail Goliath Amazon.com.
Amazon, with their stealthy corporate maneuvers and billionaire owner, have steadily been inviting themselves into your homes, your workplaces, and your wallets. Their home assistants are listening to everything that you say, and maybe even playing those tapes for your neighbor.
They are also taking a big bite out of the Mom and Pop shops that once fueled our middle class.
Their greed-meets-evil aura seemed to be taking its final, malevolent form when they announced that they would be building a new headquarters in New York City.
Suddenly, that has been called off.
Amazon will not be building a new headquarters in New York, a stunning reversal after a yearlong search.
The online retailer faced opposition from some New York politicians, who were unhappy with the nearly $3 billion in tax incentives Amazon was promised. The Seattle-based Amazon had planned to bring 25,000 jobs to New York, and spend $2.5 billion building its offices.
Amazon provided a short and vapid statement on the matter.
‘‘We are disappointed to have reached this conclusion — we love New York,’’ the company said in a blog post , adding that it has 5,000 workers in the city and plans to grow those teams.
There are no plans to replace the New York City location in another city at this time.