Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) flamed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for his high-flying journey to area final week after skipping out on his taxes and letting struggling Individuals choose up the tab for funding the nation.
ProPublica reported final month that Bezos — who’s price some $205 billion — didn’t pay a penny in federal revenue tax in 2007, 2011 or 2018. He paid a true tax price of lower than 1% between 2014 and 2018, despite the fact that his wealth soared by $99 billion.
Now, Bezos will rake in much more dough by promoting tickets off-planet by way of his Blue Origin area firm. A public public sale held for one of many different three seats on the primary crewed flight of the New Sheperd rocket that carried Bezos into area final Tuesday offered for $28 million. He boasted final week that Blue Origin had already offered near $100 million in tickets for future flights.
Bezos was lately scorched on social media for thanking Amazon employees and clients for funding his flight. That was a specific clunker provided that Amazon crushed employees’ efforts earlier this 12 months to unionize and obtain higher pay and advantages for his or her labor.
Critics have been additionally pleased to agree with Warren:
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