Former Vice President Joe Biden has been invoking his inner-Bernie over the past few days, going after Amazon as an apparent tax-cheat. The baseless accusations have been a political move to try to bolster his socialist credibility, likely with the assumption that Amazon wouldn’t put up much of a fight. He was even quoted as saying, “I think Amazon should start paying their taxes.”
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: No company pulling in billions of dollars in profits should pay a lower tax rate than firefighters and teachers.
It's time for Amazon to pay its fair share. https://t.co/rsfBvcjqvX
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 22, 2020
The problem with his comment is that Amazon does pay their taxes. They have never had a domestic case, suspicious audit, or known investigation into their tax-paying habits. But Biden knows this, or at least his campaign does. When appealing to the radical left, as the campaign is clearly trying to do, facts are of little interest. Amazon, for their part, fought back by pointing out some important facts.
.@JoeBiden We pay every cent owed. You spent 3 decades in the Senate & know that Congress wrote these tax laws to encourage companies to invest in the US economy. We have. 500k jobs w/ a min wage of $15/hr across 40 states. Assume your complaint is w/ the tax code, not Amazon. https://t.co/bKV4Hy4Ma8
— Amazon Policy (@amazon_policy) May 22, 2020
To the former VP, they Tweeted, “We pay every cent owed. You spent 3 decades in the Senate & know that Congress wrote these tax laws to encourage companies to invest in the US economy. We have. 500k jobs w/ a min wage of $15/hr across 40 states. Assume your complaint is w/ the tax code, not Amazon.”
It’s ironic that Amazon, which has established one of the most progressive-friendly major work environments in the country with a high—and in most cases self-imposed—minimum wage of $15 per hour, is one of the favorite targets of radical progressives. They’re an easy target because they have built a reputation of being ubiquitous and therefore are part of the “evil” corporate giants club that the far-left love to demonize.
By no means are we adamant supporters of Amazon. As a company, they generally lean left with their executive ideology. But they represent the very capitalism that has helped make America the strongest nation in the world. If Biden and the Democrats get their way, Amazon would be gutted.
The Democrats seem bent on making success, especially at the corporate level, a boogeyman that deserves to be attacked from a political perspective. It’s a losing endeavor one way or another. Either the Democrats will lose or they’ll make America lose.
Check out the NEW NOQ Report Podcast.
Join fellow patriots as we form a grassroots movement to advance the cause of conservatism. The coronavirus crisis has prompted many, even some conservatives, to promote authoritarianism. It’s understandable to some extent now, but it must not be allowed to embed itself in American life. We currently have 8000+ patriots with us in a very short time. If you are interested, please join us to receive updates.
They’re Trying to Shut Us Down
Over the last several months, I’ve lost count of how many times the powers-that-be have tried to shut us down. They’ve sent hackers at us, forcing us to take extreme measures on web security. They sent attorneys after us, but thankfully we’re not easily intimidated by baseless accusations or threats. They’ve even gone so far as to make physical threats. Those can actually be a bit worrisome but Remington has me covered.
For us to continue to deliver the truth that Americans need to read and hear, we ask you, our amazing audience, for financial assistance. We have a Giving Fuel page to help us pay the bills. It’s brand new so don’t be discouraged by the lack of donations there. It’s a funny reality that the fewer the donations that have been made, the less likely people are willing to donate to it. One would think this is counterintuitive, but sometimes people are skeptical because they think that perhaps there’s a reason others haven’t been donating. In our situation, we’re just getting started so please don’t be shy if you have the means to help.
Thank you and God bless!
Covid variant BA.5 is spreading. It appears milder but much more contagious and evades natural immunity. Best to boost your immune system with new Z-Dtox and Z-Stack nutraceuticals from our dear friend, the late Dr. Vladimir Zelenko.