Lying liar can’t help but lie. After Trump’s incessant complaining that Amazon doesn’t pay taxes, (not true,) people started digging and guess what? Amazon is actually voluntarily paying sales taxes in all 45 states where they exist. It’s TrumpStore online that’s only doing the legal minimum, collecting tax in just two states and prompting customers that they are responsible to pay any state sales taxes on their own.
There are plenty of truthful complaints that Trump could make about Amazon, but truth would be dangerous territory for him and his corporate oligarch pals. Like mega chain Walmart, Amazon pays many workers subpar wages, forcing them to rely on food stamps and other social services. They depend on temp workers, many who are past retirement age, to get through high-volume times like Christmas. They don’t offer these people healthcare, or any kind of security. In 2001 Amazon laid off 850 workers for trying to unionize and uses strong arm tactics to fight any organizers. Amazon gentrified Seattle into a sad polished turd filled with khaki wearing bros, the only ones who can afford the fancy new lofts.
Trump has plenty that he could point to with Amazon to critique them fairly. Why not stick with facts?
The real critiques would point out the truth of how we treat low-wage workers in this country. The real critiques would also point a finger at Trumpy and his pals and how they run their businesses on the backs of the American taxpayer. The real critiques would cause a discussion about the working poor in America.
By Being Liberal contributor: Sarah Ficca