Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, in a series of tweets Friday, returned to the topic of “Proposition C,” a proposed San Francisco corporate tax increase that could double the city’s budget to fight its widespread homeless problem, a topic which has spurred debate and already caused Dorsey to butt heads with Salesforce.com’s CEO Mark Benioff.
I’ll also posit that we do this discussion a disservice when we only look on the surface and make it us vs. them. I find that distracting and diminishing and it’s all too common in today’s discourse. Let’s instead focus on the real issue, the policy, and whether it will work.— jack (@jack) October 19, 2018
Dorsey made today’s comments after Benioff publicly questioned Dorsey’s commitment to fighting homelessness in a series of tweets last week. Salesforce and Square are both headquartered in San Francisco.
We’re happy to pay our taxes. We just want to be treated fairly with respect to our peer companies, many of whom are 2-10x larger than us. Otherwise we don’t know how to practically grow in the city. That’s heartbreaking for us as we love SF and want to continue to help build it.— jack (@jack) October 19, 2018
While the same “unfairness” issue doesn’t apply to Twitter, Dorsey said,...