Given that Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post, one of the farthest-left newspapers in the country, you’d expect him to be toeing the party line as pushed by the Democrats to help make Joe look strong and try to block the red wave.
Shockingly, now even Bezos is so frustrated and furious that he’s turned his sights on Joe Biden, apparently pushed over the edge by a tweet from Slow Joe calling on the rich to pay their “fair share”, a term always used when the Democrats are getting ready to steal from the productive to subsidize the lives of the unproductive.
Specifically, Slow Joe, went on Twitter and said:
You want to bring down inflation?
Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share.
Bezos, in response, said:
The newly created Disinformation Board should review this tweet, or maybe they need to form a new Non Sequitur Board instead. Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss. Taming inflation is critical to discuss. Mushing them together is just misdirection.
The newly created Disinformation Board should review this tweet, or maybe they need to form a new Non Sequitur Board instead. Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss. Taming inflation is critical to discuss. Mushing them together is just misdirection. https://t.co/ye4XiNNc2v
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) May 14, 2022
Coming from a leftie, that’s a scathing tweet, one that hammers Biden both for his overtly un-American Ministry of Truth and for his ridiculous platitudes about taxing the rich.
And while it’s fun to see someone like Bezos who’s worked to advance leftism now start scurrying the idea that the leftists he’s advanced will tax him into oblivion, it’s also a reminder that inflation is hitting everyone hard.
Amazon is known for its low prices and massive economies of scale. If even it is feeling the pinch of inflation and having a hard time dealing with the situation, then America is in a precarious economic position.
President Biden, however, isn’t doing what Bezos suggested and taking responsibility for the crisis so that it can be solved before it’s too late.
Instead, he’s continuing to play the blame game and try to pass off inflation as being someone else’s fault.
For example, in his recent speech on the economy, Biden blamed Putin and Covid for the inflation crisis, saying:
There are two leading causes of inflation we’re seeing today. The first cause of inflation is a once-in-a-century pandemic. Not only did it shut down our global economy, it threw the supply chain and demand completely out of whack, especially in countries where more effective recovery responses weren’t available, especially in those sectors that rely on semiconductors.
These supply challenges have been further hampered by the onset of Delta and Omicron viruses. And you’ve all seen it and you’ve all felt it.
And this year we have a second cause — a second cause: Mr. Putin’s war in [redacted].
You saw — we saw in March that 60 percent of inflation that month was due to price increases at the pump for gasoline.
Putin’s war has raised food prices as well, because Ukraine and Russia are two of the world’s major breadbaskets of — for wheat and corn — are, essentially, completely stalled.
Not exactly Churchillian, nor is it particularly useful. Bezos is right: Biden needs to take responsibility and deal with the issue, not rant about corporate taxes, taxes that would likely drive taxes only higher for consumers.