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Texas Governor Defends Amazon

Texas governor Rick Perry told The Washington Examiner that he disagreed with his state’s comptroller decision to seek $269 million in sales tax from the online retailer. He also urged the state legislature to defend Amazon.

Here’s a quote, from the article: “Hopefully someone will be able to craft some legislation — and actually do it — before Amazon walks out the door. Texas should be a bastion for businesses not one where they’re sitting there going ‘we’d rather go over to go to Oklahoma where we could get a better deal.’”

Last week Amazon decided to close an Irving, Texas distribution center and cancel plans to build more business in Texas. This morning, Barnes & Noble wrote an open letter to Amazon affiliates, encouraging them “to join the Barnes & Noble affiliate family.”

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