Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Soon after Amazon (AMZN) chairman and founder Jeff Bezos returned to Earth from space on Tuesday, the billionaire received sharp criticism from progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) contrasting the low tax bills paid by him and Amazon with those borne by everyday Americans who "keep this country running." The criticism came in response to remarks made by Bezos thanking Amazon customers and employees whose purchases and work "paid for" the space expedition, which was carried out by another Bezos-backed venture, Blue Origin. In a tweet responding to the remarks, Warren said Bezos, "Forgot to thank all the hardworking Americans who actually paid taxes to keep this country running while he and Amazon paid nothing." U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) also responded sharply to Bezos on Twitter.


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Yes, Amazon workers did pay for this - with lower wages, union busting, a frenzied and inhumane workplace, and delivery drivers not having health insurance during a pandemic.

And Amazon customers are paying for it with Amazon abusing their market power to hurt small business.

Many of the nation's wealthiest executives, including Bezos, use legal tax-avoidance methods that allow them to pay low or no income taxes in some years, according to an investigation released by ProPublica last month.


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Some people say warren has gristle for bones and bezos has telepathic powers.

I don't know if it's true but they sure are in league with Soros and the galactic empire running the child pedo ring on Mars

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-07-20 07:54 PM | Reply

Gracie, welcome to the Progressive perspective on taxes and worker's rights! We welcome you!

#2 | Posted by YAV at 2021-07-20 07:57 PM | Reply

Amazon tweeted, "We pay every penny we owe. Congress designed tax laws to encourage companies to reinvest in the American economy. We have. .$200B in investments since 2011 & 300K US jobs. Assume VP Biden's complaint is w/ the tax code, not Amazon."

All I've seen so far is plans to raise the corporate rate, not undo all of the deductions that let corps massively reduce their tax bills.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-07-21 10:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3 - "VP Biden"? Did I fall into a time portal and travel back 5 years?

#4 | Posted by jakester at 2021-07-22 12:27 PM | Reply

Nope, it is how long this spat has been going on lol.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-07-22 02:06 PM | Reply

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