Economic Justice Environment

Do it, Jeff

Seen on a wall in Seattle, a couple of blocks from Amazon.com’s headquarters.

Do it, Jeff. Save the Amazon

Do it, Jeff. Save the Amazon

Indeed, as the richest man in the world — and as CEO of a company that paid 0 in federal taxes for two years in a row, despite earning billions in profit — Jeff Bezos has a particular obligation to pay back to society. Unfortunately,  he is libertarian. In 2010 he gave $100,000 to groups working to defeat Washington State’s measure to enact a state income tax.

Likewise, “Amazon worked diligently to crush last year’s head tax on Seattle’s largest corporations, which would have raised about $47 million a year for the city to pay for affordable housing and homelessness services, of which Amazon would pay $20 million. Amazon bullied the city, halting construction on buildings.” (source)

This suggests the following protest plans:

Protest against Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos in Bellevue, WA

Protest against Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos in Bellevue, WA

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