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The median Amazon employee makes $13.67 an hour.

Many of those employees rely on food stamps, Medicaid and public housing to survive.

You know who pays for that? You do.

You know what Jeff Bezos makes every hour? $10,833,33

It's time for Amazon to get off corporate welfare.
So Jeff Bezos is putting $2 billion into homelessness and preschool. Laudable. But you have to ask -- is this better than just taxing the wealth of the richest man in the world, and making that money democratically accountable?
There is something fundamentally wrong when thousands of Amazon workers are on food stamps while their boss, Jeff Bezos, is the richest man in the world.
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Count to ten. In those ten seconds, Jeff Bezos, the owner and founder of Amazon, just made more money than the median employee of Amazon makes in an entire year. An entire year.
While Jeff Bezos spends $12 million renovating his 5th mansion, this Amazon employee is forced to live out of her car.
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"The only way that I can see to deploy this much financial resource is by converting my Amazon winnings into space travel." –Jeff Bezos, worth $147 billion

Mr. Bezos, here's another idea. Pay your workers enough so that thousands of them no longer have to rely on food stamps.
The issue about Amazon is not just that the wealthiest person on earth, Jeff Bezos, is paying workers unlivable wages. It's about the "new economy" and the degradation of the human spirit—breaking down people, spitting them out and simply replacing them with new bodies.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are creating a $2 billion fund to help homeless families and develop a network of preschools in low-income communities
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' wealth increases by $275 million every single day. Meanwhile, Amazon workers have to rely on food stamps and public assistance just to survive. This is what a rigged economy is all about.
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This is what oligarchy looks like. This is what greed is doing to our country.

Amazon (whose CEO, Jeff Bezos, is the richest person in the world) used its enormous power to kill a modest tax designed to address the affordable housing crisis in Seattle.
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