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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.
Most powerful people in the world, 2018.

1. Xi Jinping
2. Vladimir Putin
3. Donald Trump
4. Angela Merkel
5. Jeff Bezos
6. Pope Francis
7. Bill Gates
8. Mohammad bin Salman
9. Narenda Modi
10. Larry Page


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I want to congratulate Jeff Bezos for doing exactly the right thing by raising the minimum wage at Amazon and Whole Foods to $15 an hour.

Let me thank the hundreds of Amazon workers who contacted my office and the Fight for $15 movement, which has been leading this effort.
In the face of an administration that doesn’t care about the middle class, this is a bold, impressive step by Amazon. Kudos to Jeff Bezos and the employees fighting for 15.
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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Jeff Bezos, who is worth $100 BILLION, is making the City of Arlington pay $23 million in hotel tax revenues directly to his company.

There is no reason for this.

He is doing it because he can.
"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.
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?
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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