Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos on Friday accused President Joe Biden of “misdirection” on Twitter in response to the US chief’s tweet.
Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos on Friday accused President Joe Biden of “misdirection” on Twitter in response to the US chief’s tweet saying inflation could possibly be tamed by making rich companies “pay their fair share.”
The change started Friday night with Biden’s tweet: “You want to bring down inflation? Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share.”
Amazon, which paid $3.7 billion in US taxes in 2021 on international income of $469 billion, is commonly criticized for not contributing sufficient in federal levies, given its dimension. Still Bezos, the world’s second-wealthiest man who is commonly held up as a poster boy for revenue inequality, wasn’t prepared to take a seat by and begin taking warmth for inflation as nicely.
“The newly created Disinformation Board should review this tweet, or maybe they need to form a new Non Sequitur Board instead,” Bezos tweeted, referring to the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board introduced in April. “Raising corp taxes is ok to debate. Taming inflation is crucial to debate. Mushing them collectively is simply misdirection.”
Bezos and Amazon had been frequent Twitter targets of former President Donald Trump, who usually tried to blunt crucial investigative tales by the Bezos-owned Washington Post by attributing it to his private feud with Bezos.
This is the Amazon founder’s first public spat with Biden and got here on a day when Bezos was fairly energetic on the social-media platform. In addition to sparring with Biden about inflation, Bezos engaged in conversations with different Twitter customers about area squirrels and dyslexia.
Twitter has been on the middle of the information since Elon Musk, the world’s wealthiest man, provided to take it personal final month.