New York Post

Behind the Left’s Bezos-Hate


Jeff Bezos’ thanking of Amazon customers and employees for making his historic space flight possible didn’t faze the greedy haters: Leading lefties still blasted him, claiming he’s ignoring people on Earth and demanding he pay his “fair share” of taxes.

“Am I supposed to be impressed that a billionair­e went to space while he’s paid zero

in federal income taxes some years and the workers at his company struggle?” snarked socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) chimed in.

In fact, Bezos paid more than $100 million a year in taxes from 2006 to 2018. Amazon provides jobs for a whopping 800,000 people, paying a minimum of $15 an hour, more than twice the $7.25 federal minimum.

Bezos’ company also lets millions shop from home; its cloud-computing and other services keep much of the economy humming.

Yet the redistribu­tionist left doesn’t care what Bezos does for his money; if it’s a large amount, they want to swipe it.

Sorry: People who produce huge benefits for mankind deserve their billions — and the right to spend it however they wish.

And Bezos’ space endeavors offer humanity even more boons: As he says, “This is about building a road to space so that future generation­s can do incredible things in space.” The technologi­cal spinoffs could produce yet more miracles, as well.

But the only benefits the lefties can think of are the ones they imagine they could produce if they only get their hands on enough of other people’s money. If you prefer not to live in the Stone Age, ignore them.

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