Amazon and Starbucks blast Seattle council's controversial new tax that would see large businesses pay for programs for the homeless | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Amazon and Starbucks blast Seattle council's controversial new tax that would see large businesses pay for programs for the homeless

Starbucks and Amazon have come out swinging against a new tax in Seattle that would see large corporations pay $275 in tax for every employee.

Any firm earning more than $20 million a year will be asked to pay a head tax, which will raise up to about $48million to help battle the city's homelessness problem.

Amazon, which employs about 45,000 people in Seattle, will shoulder most of the burden - and they're not happy about it, instead claiming the city is anti-business and has a spending efficiency problem.

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