A bill from Bernie Sanders wants to "Stop BEZOS"

A bill from Bernie Sanders wants to

A bill from Bernie Sanders wants to "Stop BEZOS"

The bill is actually a tortured acronym that stands for "Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act" and is aimed at large corporations like Amazon and Walmart who pay their workers minimum wage, which results in many employees requiring government assistance such as food stamps and public housing. Anecdotes shared by current and former Amazon employees corroborate these findings.

"The American taxpayer should not be subsidizing Jeff Bezos so he can underpay his employees", Sanders tweeted last week.

In a rare move, Amazon hit back in a blog post, slamming Sanders" comments as "inaccurate and misleading' and arguing that it pays a fair wage and that the employees on food stamps were either part-time or only worked for them for a short time. He wants to bring in legislation, so that large companies may be levied a tax that is equal to the government benefits that employees receive from their companies.

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Other large companies mentioned as reasons for the bill included Walmart, which "pays its associates wages so low that many of them are forced to rely on food stamps, Medicaid and public housing to survive at a cost to USA taxpayers of an estimated $6.2 billion a year", Sanders' office said. The median Amazon worker, meanwhile, was paid $28,446 past year, according to company filings.

Amazon, which has more than 575,000 workers, is the country's second-largest private employer, behind Walmart.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wants corporations like Amazon to pay for public assistance used by their employees.

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For the goal of the bill, large employers are defined as those with more than 500 workers - including independent contractors and franchise workers. Another is that employers would discriminate against hiring those who they think might trigger the tax. Full-time warehouse associates get medical, dental and vision benefits from the day they start, and they're the same benefits employees like Lynch get, she says.

The bill comes a week after Amazon responded to Sanders' constant barrage of income inequality attacks on the online retailer.

The proposal by the socialist who came within an ace of being the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee would tax employers one dollar for every dollar that their employees take in food stamp, health-care and other welfare benefits. "As I am sure you know, with my very strong support, the state legislature voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour".

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"Amazon is proud to have created over 130,000 new jobs a year ago alone", the company went on to note in its blog post on the subject.

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