Friday, October 24, 2014

Malia Cohen’s $25 Million flip-flop

Tony Kelly sends this:

As you can clearly see in the video, Malia says one thing and then turns around and does the complete opposite.

First, Malia Cohen said “we should go after the back taxes” owed by Airbnb. However, it wasn’t long before she flip-flopped and voted a second time to give Airbnb a $25 million tax giveaway during the Oct. 21 meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

Malia had a chance to stand up and be a leader; however, this was the second time she voted against holding Airbnb accountable for the $25 million it owed in back taxes. If nothing else, this is a clear indication of whose side she’s really, and it’s certainly not ours. 

While I’m deeply disappointed in Supervisor Cohen’s decision to not stand by her own words, I can’t say I’m surprised. According to her own campaign contribution filings, she has accepted nearly $100,000 in contributions from corporate lobbyists, developers and real estate interests. Even worse, 80% of these contributions came from sources outside District 10.

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