Glad somebody finally put her in her place…
Our favorite socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is at it again. This time she put her foot in her mouth and came out looking like an ignorant fool.
In an interview with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for paying his employees what she called ‘starvation wages’.
She claimed that Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world is ‘predicated on the fact that his workers take food stamps so I’m paying for him to be a billionaire’ the Daily Mail reports.
Karl asked her if a progressive candidate won the election, could someone like Jeff Bezos still become a billionaire? Ocasio-Cortez has made clear her opposition to people becoming billionaires.
‘I spend less time thinking about Jeff Bezos and more time about warehouse workers,’ she said about her wish for them to make living wages, have guaranteed healthcare and be able to send their children to college tuition-free.
‘But if his being a billionaire is predicated on paying people starvation wages and stripping them of their ability to access healthcare…’
She said the amount Amazon workers are paid is ‘certainly part of the equation’. …
‘When you have a very large workforce and you underpay every single person and then you also participate in taking billions of dollars of government subsidies, that could be part of it,’ the New York Democrat told This Week.
‘Whether Jeff Bezos is a billionaire or not is less of my concern than if your average Amazon worker is making a living wage, if they have guaranteed health care and if they can send their kids to college tuition-free,’ she said Sunday.
‘And if that’s the case, and Jeff Bezos is still a billionaire, that’s one thing.’
As usual Ocasio-Cortez basically lied about Amazon and what it pays her workers, to create a narrative and promote her socialist ideas.
Bezos did not get where he is by allowing people like AOC to smear him and his company so he fired back on Twitter.
“@AOC is just wrong. Amazon is a leader on pay at $15 min wage + full benefits from day one. We also lobby to raise federal min wage” the company wrote.
— Amazon News (@amazonnews) June 17, 2019
Src: The Federalist Papers