Twitter's San Francisco tax break highlighted in computer animation film 

We’ve done our best to cover The City’s efforts to keep Twitter in San Francisco, with the payroll tax that’s about to be approved, the slippery slope that has other businesses calling for tax breaks too, and the efforts to get rid of a unique tax on stock options.

But nobody can really tell the story like the Taiwanese animators at Next Media Animation, who have pretty much summed up the whole thing in a 1:34-minute animated newscast.

It has everything from co-founder Biz Stone carrying a hobo knapsack out of town, presumably on his way to Brisbane; a goateed Mayor Ed Lee on hands and knees begging Stone to stay; and a various assortment of drunks, prostitutes and protestors who apparently make up the social fabric that is mid-Market Street.

And the video ends with Stone dancing in a pile of cash with Google and General Electric in “Tax Shelter Haven,” which we assume is supposed to be a tax-free heaven.

bbegin@sfexaminer.com


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