Act Now to Prevent $1.3 Million Handout to Amazon

The secret recipient of a proposed $1,320,000.00 government handout has been leaked by The Baltimore Business Journal.

They are reporting that internet retail giant Amazon is, in fact, the latest mega-corporation vying for a government handout.

I don’t know about you, but I am appalled that a corporation that is worth $25 billion – that’s right, BILLION, would even be considered for this type of corporate welfare!

Our county council has the power to block this outrageous giveaway by doing one simple thing – voting “No!” on Resolution 3-2017.

Please take a moment of your time to send an email to the entire council using this address:  council@ccgov.org

 

You can write your own message or simply copy and paste the following text into the email body:

Dear Councilor,

I oppose Resolution 3-2017 which will award a $1,320,000.00 government handout to Amazon. Amazon is a $25 billion dollar corporation and should not be a recipient of government welfare at the expense of taxpayers. The government should never be in the business of hand-picking select corporations to receive handouts at the expense of taxpayers or other businesses. This provides an unfair advantage to some businesses while hurting others. I urge you to oppose Resolution 3-2017 and any future corporate welfare legislation.

But please don’t wait. Time is of the essence.

The vote on this handout is scheduled for Tuesday, January 17th at 7 p.m.

Despite how the politicians are attempting to portray this handout, they have provided no documentation that Amazon will be required to hire Cecil County or even Maryland residents.

If fact, they admitted that a similar handout to LIDL would NOT require them to hire locally.

Government handouts to multi-billion dollar corporations are just plain wrong.

They are even worse when out-of-state or out-of-county residents are benefitting from the handouts that we are paying for.

There is also zero evidence that Amazon needed any kind of incentive to open up a distribution center in Cecil County.

Politicians and bureaucrats love to hand out other people’s money and then take credit for job creation.

Even worse, they love the campaign contributions that often begin to flow in from the corporations receiving handouts.

Maryland is quickly becoming the corporate welfare capital of the East Coast.

Recent handouts to other corporation include:

$5,000,000.00 to Novavax in Montgomery County.
$2,000,000.00 to Under Armour in Baltimore.
$850.000.00 to Smith’s Detection in Harford County.
$1,000,000.00 to Frito-Lay in Harford County.
$2,000,000.00 to Marriot in Bethesda.
$300,000.00 to WebstaurantStore in Allegany County.
$700,000.00 to University Research Co., LLC. in Montgomery County.
$1,100,000.00 to Tenable Network Security in Howard County.
$1,000,000.00 to WeddingWire in Montgomery County.
$2,000,000.00 to 2U Inc. in Prince George’s County.
$250,000.00 to Woodgrain Millwork in Baltimore City.
$250,000.00 to Dot Foods in Washington County.
$500,000.00 to Astrum Solar, Inc. in Howard County.
$200,000.00 to InfoZen in Montgomery County.
$200,000.00 to RainKing Software in Bethesda.
$100,000.00 to RDI Wire & Cable Solutions, Inc. in Salisbury.
$315,000.00 to Crystal Steel Fabricators in Caroline County.

It’s time to put an end to this outrageous transfer of wealth to already profitable corporations.

Your phone calls and emails to local politicians have had great success in the past.

Contact the Cecil County Council today and demand that they withhold the proposed $1,320,000.00 government handout to Amazon by voting “No!” to Resolution 3-2017.

Cecil County Council
Email: council@ccgov.org
Phone: 410-996-5201