So our esteemed governor rejected a proposal for Amazon.com to build at least one warehouse in Florida, after saying since Day One that jobs are Priority One. It has been explained that he does not want his name attached to something that would cause Floridians to pay sales tax on purchases from Amazon. Seems as if Priority One is Rick Scott.
I am disgusted on many levels. Floridians should be paying taxes on these purchases already. The only reason they don’t is that there is no process in place to collect taxes on Internet purchases from out of state. In addition, what does this say to all of the businesses with physical locations in the state employing Floridians? Gov. Scott seems not to mind that they are at a disadvantage. The 2,500 possible jobs, as well as a more even playing field, would have been welcomed by those businesses already situated in Florida.
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