Angry New Yorkers won a major victory by halting a $3 billion bribe to the world's richest man negotiated in secrecy. We demand and deserve total transparency from our elected leaders.
All deals with business must be on the radar or off the table. Amazon pitted cities and states against each other in a bidding process that resembled "The Hunger Games."
Amazon also cheats all U.S. taxpayers by exploiting loopholes. It will pay zero federal income tax on 2018 profits of $11.2 billion.
Long Island City property owners and real estate brokers who bet on soaring home prices are upset, but local residents would have faced geographical genocide if Amazon came there.
The biggest loser of all is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who threw in the towel after New York City refused to bend to his will. Bye, bye Bezos, don't let your helipad hit you in the butt on the way out.