Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 7

Good morning! Have you read Charlie’s Session 2020 preview yet? Because…

Back benchers in the Republican party who are free of the burdens of governing or math will likely grandstand on platitudes and purity tests.  This will please hyper-partisans that call themselves the “base” and keyboard warriors in the comment section, but will please members of the minority party more.

…is one of many delightful paragraphs.

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Is this really a good deal? Taxpayers bill 19.7 Million. That works out to be 1000 jobs at a taxpayer cost of S197,000 per job for 1 year, OR $19,100 per job for 10 years. The salary expected to be paid is around $32,500 per year so at 19.7 million that works out to be taxpayer paid salaries for 1000 jobs for just over 6 years. The one item the article did not share was how long the tax incentives for Amazon last. Is it 1 year, 10 years or permanent? If they hit 1000 jobs some of those workers… Read more »