White House Hits Back at Inflation Criticism From Jeff Bezos

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Published on May 18, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

White House Hits Back at Inflation Criticism From Jeff Bezos

White House Hits Back at , Inflation Criticism From Jeff Bezos.

White House Hits Back at , Inflation Criticism From Jeff Bezos.

President Joe Biden and the billionaire founder of Amazon have been sparring on Twitter since May 13.

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You want to bring down inflation?

Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share, President Joe Biden, via Twitter.

Biden's tweet seemed aimed at Amazon.

Bezos' reaction via Twitter is notable because it refers to the Biden administration's approach to rising inflation as a "misdirection.".

Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss.

Taming inflation is critical to discuss.

, Jeff Bezos, via Twitter.

Mushing them together is just misdirection, Jeff Bezos, via Twitter.

Bezos has also criticized the president's Build Back Better plan, the passage of which Bezos claims has stoked inflation.

Part of the Build Back Better legislation includes increasing taxes for the wealthiest Americans and corporations.

Bezos suggested that Build Back Better has been detrimental to the poorest Americans who are usually hit hardest by inflation.

White House spokesman Andrew Bates responded to Bezos' suggestion.

It’s [...] unsurprising that this tweet comes after the president met with labor organizers, including Amazon employees, Andrew Bates, White House Spokesperson, via CNBC.

Bezos accused Bates of attempting to "muddy the topic.".

They know inflation hurts the neediest the most.

But unions aren’t causing inflation and neither are wealthy people, Jeff Bezos, via Twitter.

Biden has openly supported workers' rights to unionize, specifically at Amazon.

The choice to join a union belongs to workers alone.

By the way, Amazon, here we come, President Joe Biden, via CNBC.

The Twitter squabble is the first time Biden and Bezos have publicly squared off


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