This is really about politicians kissing the ring of the wealthiest man in America. They want access to that cash. Money is the mother’s milk in politics. And Democrats, like Republicans, need their constant fix of corporate money:
On Tuesday, news officially broke that Amazon would open not one but two new headquarters in Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia. The New York announcement in particular enraged progressives. The tech leviathan has emerged in recent years as an extremely powerful modern monopoly while jacking up rents, fomenting inequality, destroying smaller businesses, and demanding tax breaks. Yet prominent New York Democrats courted the corporation and promised it massive incentives to come to their city.