Thousands of Amazon workers are collecting food stamps because they’re not paid enough money to eat.
According to Business Insider:
A number of Amazon employees in at least five states are on food stamps, or the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
That’s according to data obtained by nonprofit New Food Economyfrom state governments in the US. New Food was able to get data from five states: Arizona, Kansas, Ohio, Washington, and Pennsylvania.
The New Food Economy reports nearly one in three Amazon employees — 1,800 people — in Arizona were on food stamps or lived with someone who was in 2017. In Pennsylvania, one in 10 Amazon employees — more than 1,000 — were on food stamps.
Amazon is infamous for operating slave-like sweat shops in America, with many factory workers experiencing great illness and fatigue. In some cases, Amazon cuts American workers in favor of illegal immigrants who perform the very same labor, but for pennies on the dollar.
In a truly shocking report from April, many Amazon workers were said to urinate in bottles because they were afraid to take unwarranted bathroom breaks.
Here’s an eye-opening NBC news report detailing some of the brutal working conditions for Amazon workers.
President Trump has specifically called out Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for utilizing unfair business practices as well as for inciting left wing bias through control of the Washington Post.
The Amazon Washington Post has gone crazy against me ever since they lost the Internet Tax Case in the U.S. Supreme Court two months ago. Next up is the U.S. Post Office which they use, at a fraction of real cost, as their “delivery boy” for a BIG percentage of their packages….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018
Trump is joined by an unlikely ally in Bernie Sanders, who also recognizes the Amazon-Bezos empire as an out of control monopoly.
“The only way that I can see to deploy this much financial resource is by converting my Amazon winnings into space travel.” –Jeff Bezos, worth $147 billion
Mr. Bezos, here’s another idea. Pay your workers enough so that thousands of them no longer have to rely on food stamps.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 12, 2018
Recently, Jeff Bezos became the richest human in history, having surpassed a net worth of well over $150,000,000,000.
Jeff Bezos surpasses $150,000,000,000.
This man owns and controls Amazon, the Washington Post, Whole Foods and other major assets.
Capitalism is awesome- but Bezos has become a supranational force richer than many countries.
Take the Post from his control. At least. pic.twitter.com/k2JbB7IbEd
— GRANT J. KIDNEY 🇺🇸 (@GrantJKidney) July 16, 2018
The question remains, should Trump work to break up Amazon in order to promote competition in a truly free-market sense?