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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #12)

Thu May 27, 2021, 11:32 AM

17. He couldn't have, started Amazon without the tax money developed and supported internet.

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That is true of all the tech billionaires, the funding for the technology that delivered the personal computers and the internet is all, that is ALL, a product of tax money invested for these necessary for national and economic security.
Back in the olden days of Tech companies the employees of these companies received high wages, great benefits, often stock options and stock incentives, profit sharing was widespread, ......

Beginning in the 80s the jobs began to be outsourced and filled with cheap visa H1B visa workers. And while some of them, not Bezos, paid all their workers fairly most fired non tech employees and replaced them with contract workers with no benefits.

I worked for a tech company in the 90s and early 2000s that during 1995-98 were laying off older techies, engineers and technicians and replacing them with visa workers at greatly reduced pay. Achieved by twice a year, re-organizations of staff and responsibilities, the 2000 market crash provided another opportunity to lay off the older higher paid workers. This was common in the industry

And really, like Walmart Bezos employees had to supplement their pay with food stamps and housing vouchers and EITC.

It is only recently he increased the pay for the warehouse workers.

There is actually no justification for the kind of individual wealth of the Forbes U.S. 400 richest when 40% of Americans are in or near poverty, still don't have health care.

There is no justification for that kind of personal wealth when the minimum wage is not a living wage.

Where working class students who could once attend tuition free colleges, now have to obtain loans to attend (tje b8g 80s tax cut) ended the low cost state college educations for our working class children.

Ah never mind.

*typo edit: Amazin to Amazon

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