representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez torn up Jeff Bezos a new one after thanking Amazon employees and customers for footing the bill for his space trip.
We received the MP on Tuesday in Capitol Hill and asked her what she thought of the richest man in the world giving major props to workers and consumers online for literally paying for his 10 or so minutes. rocket trip this morning.
ICYMI … it was an awkward moment, and Jeff didn’t seem to realize he was deaf. There wasn’t a lot of context in her comment, but AOC thinks she has a good idea of what he meant – as she puts it, it’s right down the Amazon aisle ( AKA, free rides on the backs of others).
You have to watch her go here… it’s more than scathing, it’s downright brutal – calling Bezos for allegedly overworked employees, breaking up unions and, of course, avoiding paying taxes through loopholes in the law.
We asked him if there was any silver lining in the fact that Bezos had donated $ 100 million to Van Jones and the organizations / causes he deems appropriate – but it seems she thinks this is mostly an empty gesture.
If it is a choice between the $ 100 million giveaway and payment by Amazon for the benefit of the rest of us… the decision is easy on the representative’s mind.