Somebody contact Amazon quick and tell them Marylanders have changed their mind: we don’t want the online retail titan to open up a 1,000-employee distribution center in Southeast Baltimore after all. We just realized that with the company maintaining a physical presence in the state residents will have to start paying sales tax on all purchases!
And it won’t even matter if the items we purchase end up coming from the Seattle distribution center. We’ll still be taxed.
Who cares that the jobs pay 30 percent more than standard retail work, or that the sales tax revenue could generate $200 million for the state annually? The madness has to stop somewhere.
Add that to the fact that on Tuesday morning, Amazon raised its Free Super Saver Shipping threshold to $35 — when it has been set at $25 since the dawn of man — and it paints the picture of a company that Maryland does NOT want to do business with.
Sure, I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for the user comments on the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer, but Amazon is wrong for Maryland!