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Thu May 6, 2021, 10:41 PM

Democrats in Virginia governor's race face off in 2nd debate

Source: Associated Press

Democrats in Virginia governor’s race face off in 2nd debate

By SARAH RANKIN
May 6, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Democratic candidates for Virginia governor sparred over policing and economic development in their second debate Thursday, an event that showcased the diverse styles and perspectives of the field that voters will winnow next month.

In one of the debate’s sharpest exchanges, Del. Lee Carter, a self-described socialist, attacked the massive incentives the state offered to lure Amazon’s second headquarters to northern Virginia.

“The other four candidates on this stage all supported the Amazon deal, which gave $1.8 billion of your money in cash, tax breaks and infrastructure upgrades to a corporation owned by the wealthiest man who has ever lived,” said Carter, a Marine veteran first elected to the state House in 2017. “I am the only candidate on this stage who will stop that corporate welfare, stop those handouts and put you in charge.”

Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, widely considered the Democratic frontrunner, shot back, saying he wrote the Amazon bid and was proud of it. He touted that the site is expected to accommodate 25,000 jobs that Amazon has said will pay an average of $150,000 a year.

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Democratic candidates for governor of Virginia, from left, Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, Del. Lee Carter, state Sen. Jennifer McClellan, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe participate in a debate, Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Bristol, Va. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

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Thu May 6, 2021, 10:48 PM

1. 1.8 bil divided by 150K is 12,000 yrs til amazon pays back its welfare grab nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu May 6, 2021, 11:09 PM

2. Your Math Might Be Off a Bit ...

that's $150,000 times 25,000 jobs = $3.75 billion/year
At an effective rate of 5.37%, that $8,000/year/job
25,000 x 8000 = $200 million/year
1.8 billion / 200 million = 9 years
Not to mention the other spending and taxes

Those jobs are going to go somewhere

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Response to PBC_Democrat (Reply #2)

Fri May 7, 2021, 12:25 AM

3. ooops I misread, thx for correction about the rapacious amazon. who thinks many workers at

amazon are makein $150K a year

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