1. Exquisite Tweets from @jimray, @danielpunkass, @mrgan, @sdw

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    "Twitter Is A City Company." Just don't ask us to pay our taxes, ok?prsm.tc/PH92qV via @prismatic

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    jimray

    Jim Ray

  2. @jimray You mean the mid-market tax breaks? Seems like a deal entered fairly with the city benefiting both sides.

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    danielpunkass

    Daniel Jalkut

  3. @danielpunkass I'm having a hard time understanding the benefit of my city being $100 M poorer so some rich nerds could get richer

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    jimray

    Jim Ray

  4. @mrgan @danielpunkass don't forget how they stimulate the economy by going out to lunch oh wait there's a chef feeding them 3 meals a day

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    jimray

    Jim Ray

  5. @jimray @mrgan The idea was to get sane people occupying a blighted part of the city. If not working, fault the city as much as Twitter.

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    danielpunkass

    Daniel Jalkut

  6. @danielpunkass @mrgan oh, I absolutely fault the city, at the very least for falling for Dick and Jack’s bluff that they’d actually leave

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    jimray

    Jim Ray

  7. @danielpunkass @jimray Why is "occupying" good if they don't meaningfully contribute to it?

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    mrgan

    Neven Mrgan

  8. @mrgan @danielpunkass exactly. Twitter, Inc. wants the benefits of being in they city without of the costs. Shameful.

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    jimray

    Jim Ray

  9. @jimray @mrgan I think the tax break is bigger than just Twitter, though. Applies to whole area of Market right?

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    Daniel Jalkut

    @mrgan @jimray The area is so blighted even non-criminal foot traffic is a meaningful contribution. Worth the tax break? Don't know.

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    danielpunkass

    Daniel Jalkut

  10. @mrgan @danielpunkass @jimray Yeah, it's bullshit. This isn't in any way gentrifying middle market.

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    sdw

    Sebastiaan de With

  11. @danielpunkass @mrgan indeed. Twitter is by far the most high profile recipient, to the tune of about $20M.

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    jimray

    Jim Ray

    @danielpunkass @mrgan I’m all about fixing the blight of mid-market. A $20M tax break so a tech company can build a fortress is cynical.

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    jimray

    Jim Ray

  12. @jimray @danielpunkass Large companies almost never attract small, local businesses to their hood, though that's always the fantasy.

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    mrgan

    Neven Mrgan