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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will soon introduce legislation that would require large employers like Amazon, Walmart and McDonald’s to fully cover the cost of food stamps, public housing, Medicaid and other federal assistance received by their employees. The goal, he says, is to force corporations to pay a living wage and curb roughly $150 billion in taxpayer dollars that currently go to funding federal assistance programs for low-wage workers each year.

The bill, which Sanders plans to introduce in the Senate on Sept. 5, would impose a 100 percent tax on government benefits received by workers at companies with 500 or more employees. For example, if an Amazon employee receives $300 in food stamps, Amazon would be taxed $300.

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“At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, the gap between the very rich and everyone else continues to grow wider,” Sanders said.

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  1. This is ridiculous. You would think a 70-something man would understand economics by now. To make something into law, well, that means that the people who should know better, like Jeff Bezos, aren’t doing their job. They’re lazy, greedy, and selfish. It’s not like Bezos can’t do this. He is one of the richest people in the world and the people who helped him get there are his employees. You would think that this flaming liberal who preaches tolerance and justice for all would do his part. So, he likes to tell the rest of us how to be better people while he won’t do it himself. A trashy ugly person he is. And a liar. It is his company. He needs to pay a living wage to his employees. Making something like this into law says failure, on the part of those who have the power to change the system to a more equitable financial system. There is absolutely no reason Bezos can’t pay his employees better. To put a living wage into law will affect small business owners. It will crumble our country. So instead of the doing the right thing, Bezos doesn’t. You see, here’s my philosophy. Some of us are great at being mothers. Some are great at being fathers. Some of us are great at being teachers. Some of us are great at cleaning up. And some of us are great at managing money. Managing money doesn’t mean you keep all the money for yourself. It means you give back to your community, which in this case, is Bezos’ employees. Jeff Bezos did not make all that money by himself. His employees were right by his side doing their part to help Amazon become a wealthy company. What a terrible person Bezos is. When you are a supportive parent, you create a space for your children to be supportive adults and the community wins. When you are a teacher that is making opportunities for children, when you clean up an area, all benefit from these actions. And then you get stupid politicians like Bernie Sanders who just doesn’t get it. He’s got it all backwards. You don’t legislate living wages, you go after the people who are not doing their job correctly. But then, perhaps Bezos is giving Sanders campaign money. What a travesty these two are trying to create. These two are bad examples of humans not doing their part to make this a better world.

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