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Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Wednesday pledged during the first 2020 Democrat presidential debate in Miami, Florida to “single out” Amazon in an effort to combat “corporate consolidation” if elected president.
A transcript is as follows:
SAVANNAH - GUTHRIE - Debate - Part - Role
SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: There is a debate in this part right now about the role of corporations, as you know. Senator Warren, in particular, put out a plan to break up tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google. You said, “we should not be running around pointing at companies and breaking them up with any kind of process.” Why do you disagree?
SEN. CORY BOOKER: I don’t think I disagree. We have a serious problem in our country with corporate consolidation. We see the evidence of that in how dignity is being stripped from labor and we have people who have full-time jobs and still can’t make a living wage. We see that consumer prices are being raised by pharmaceutical companies that often have monopolistic holds on drugs. You see that by the fact that this is actually an economy that’s hurting small businesses by not allowing them to compete. One of the...
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