Economy & Investments, Politics

Bernie Sanders and Amazon Fight It Out

Amazon isn’t keen on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ call for its employees to submit videos of poor working conditions as part of a pressure campaign against the Internet mega-retailer. Socialists want to levy taxes against Amazon at a rate of 100 percent. “Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ wealth increases by $275 million every single day,” Sanders wrote along with a video in his effort to drum up popular support for his tax plan. Amazon is disputing Bernie’s betrayal of its business practices, saying that in the United States “the average hourly wage for a full-time associate in our fulfillment centers, including cash, stock, and incentive bonuses, is over $15/hour before overtime.”

Here’s more from PJ Media…

WASHINGTON — Amazon hit back at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) call for employees of the retail giant to submit stories of poor working conditions, charging in a company blog post that the senator “continues to make inaccurate and misleading accusations against Amazon.”

In May, Sanders posted a video online highlighting the company’s wealth in juxtaposition to workers’ salaries, including news clips that detailed CEO Jeff Bezos hauling in within the span of 10 seconds what the average Amazon employee makes in a year as well as the company spending $13 million on lobbying last year.

“Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ wealth increases by $275 million every single day,” Sanders wrote along with the video. “Meanwhile, Amazon workers have to rely on food stamps and public assistance just to survive.”

Last week, Sanders sent out an email to supporters asking them to sign a petition that declares in part, “I don’t believe that ordinary Americans should be subsidizing the wealthiest person in the world because you pay your employees inadequate wages.”

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