According to the Washington Post, Amazon put $1.5 million toward Seattle City Council races this cycle, via a business-interest group to support an opponent of that spent nearly half a million dollars in support of Kshama Sawant, who has pledged to raise taxes on the retail giant. In the end, Amazon lost the race.
- What party is Kshama affiliated with?
- How much of the vote did she receive?
- Explain her “head tax ” and why big business is against her.
Knowles, H. (2019). Amazon spent $1.5 million on Seattle City Council races. The socialist it opposed has won. The Washington Post, Nov. 10 (Retrievable online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/10/amazon-spent-million-seattle-city-council-races-socialist-it-opposed-has-won/)