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Is Jeff Bezos having second thoughts about his political ideology and that of his newspaper?
The founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post -- and the richest man in the world at the current Amazon stock price – is being targeted by leftists because he has been so successful. Not for any alleged misbehavior, but simply because he and his company Amazon (not the WaPo) have so much money.
Yesterday - Bernie - Sanders - Name - Men
Yesterday, Bernie Sanders attacked him by name, noting that the three richest men in America have as much wealth as the bottom half. Apparently he believe that if they had been less successful, that 50% would have more wealth – the zero-sum approach characteristic of leftists who do not understand wealth generation.
At 58 seconds he attacks Bezos’s increase in wealth in recent days, as Amazon’s stock price soared.
Day - Sanders - Speech - Seattle - City
Meanwhile, the day before Sanders gave his speech, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a new tax on large employers, requiring them to pay $275 per year per employee if they gross more than $20 million a year within the city. KING-TV reports:
"Tax Amazon" was the battle cry for supporters of the measure, claiming the Seattle-based behemoth that employs thousands in the city is not paying its fair share.
Amazon - Vice - President - Grover - Norquist
Amazon’s vice president went almost full Grover Norquist in his response:
“We are disappointed by today’s City Council decision...
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