Rep. Alexandria Occasio-Cortez criticized the status of Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos as a billionaire, saying that the way the businessman has achieved his status as the richest man in the world could be partly the result of paying workers' wages and limiting their ability to access healthcare benefits.
"When you have a very large workforce and you pay lower to each person and then you are involved in making billions of dollars of government subsidies that could be part of it", Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y. , told ABC "This week" on Sunday, about how she believes, Bezos has achieved his fortune.
Occasio-Cortez criticized the state of wealth of the best incomes in the US before they agreed in January that a system that allows billionaires is immoral. "Whether Jeff Bezos is a billionaire or not is less of my concern than if your average Amazon worker earns salary if guaranteed. health care and if they can send their children to free college education, "she said on Sunday. "And if that is the case, and Jeff Bezos is still a billionaire, that's one thing."
This is not the first time that the first congressman criticized Bezos or the Amazon, the e-commerce giant, founded in 1
Concern was also triggered by the tax. Breaks and subsidies Amazon, one of the most valuable companies in the world by market capitalization, will be given to build its second headquarters in New York. Last year, Amazon did not pay a single dollar in federal tax, although it almost doubled its profit in 2017 ($ 5.6 billion to $ 11.2 billion), according to a report by the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy  Click here to get FOX BUSINESS APP
"If he is willing to give up all his state subsidies, if we are willing to charge fair taxes, if we are willing to pay people a living wage, send people to free college education. all health care and he's still a billionaire, then it's a struggle that we can have another day, "said Occasio-Cortez.