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How wealthy is Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 20, 2020 12:09PM
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Re: How wealthy is Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: May 20, 2020 12:17PM
That's disgusting.
Not that I begrudge him his millions/billions/or soon-to-be trillion? Just that he needs to pay his FAIR SHARE in taxes.




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Re: How wealthy is Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: May 20, 2020 12:19PM
Orders a 3440,000,000 x 1440 monitor at Amazon...
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Re: How wealthy is Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 20, 2020 12:19PM
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CJsNvrUrly
That's disgusting.
Not that I begrudge him his millions/billions/or soon-to-be trillion? Just that he needs to pay his FAIR SHARE in taxes.

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Re: How wealthy is Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: May 20, 2020 12:45PM
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CJsNvrUrly
That's disgusting.
Not that I begrudge him his millions/billions/or soon-to-be trillion? Just that he needs to pay his FAIR SHARE in taxes.

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Oh, I do! But I struggle with feelings that it doesn't really matter. That the vote is controlled by the 400 wealthiest, but that's a conversation for the other side, perhaps.




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Re: How wealthy is Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: May 20, 2020 12:47PM
Most of his wealth is attached to Amazon stock, so it's paper wealth. If Amazon tanks, so does he. I watched a video on YouTube that discussed how the filthy rich operate their finances. They basically get a line of credit from a bank that allows them to have access to liquid cash. They settle up their bill with the bank at the end of the month like a credit card bill.

Cool website though.



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Re: How wealthy is Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 20, 2020 12:48PM
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CJsNvrUrly
That's disgusting.
Not that I begrudge him his millions/billions/or soon-to-be trillion? Just that he needs to pay his FAIR SHARE in taxes.

vote

Oh, I do! But I struggle with feelings that it doesn't really matter. That the vote is controlled by the 400 wealthiest, but that's a conversation for the other side, perhaps.

Everything in this universe is hell-bent on convincing you that you don't count.
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Re: How wealthy is Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: May 20, 2020 12:51PM
He should pay his warehouse workers much more, and give them better working conditions. And......


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Re: How wealthy is Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: Acer
Date: May 20, 2020 12:58PM
"It's paper wealth." This is semantics. If he wants a yacht with a yacht inside it, he has no problem sourcing the cash. Tax bill? "Sorry it's just paper wealth."
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Re: How wealthy is Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 20, 2020 02:01PM
I did some quick math back in the late '90s. Based on the escalating stock price at the time, I deduced that Bill Gates was making $38 grand a minute, 24/7. He made more taking a dump in the bathroom than I did in a year.

With Jeff, it the blink of an eye.



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Re: How wealthy is Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: May 20, 2020 02:17PM
I have a feeling people like Jeff Bezos would rather he pay more in taxes. Unfortunately the tax laws have been set up in such a way by the rich and wealthy in general, to benefit them.
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Re: How wealthy is Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: May 20, 2020 02:22PM
My favorite is the end where you can do all this stuff with all this money and those guys would STILL be billionaires.




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Re: How wealthy is Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: May 20, 2020 05:30PM
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My favorite is the end where you can do all this stuff with all this money and those guys would STILL be billionaires.

agree smiley




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Re: How wealthy is Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 20, 2020 05:50PM
You know, Bezos is richer than everybody because everybody wanted him to be rich.

For reference, here's a handy Wiki page regarding Amazon's tax policies and the dates. [en.wikipedia.org]

Nobody was complaining when Amazon wax EXEMPT from collecting taxes while they were Game of Throne'ing just about every brick and mortar bit of competition that tried to keep up with them and was REQUIRED to collect those taxes. Who could compete against that?

If I paid $1000 for a camera, I saved $100 by ordering from Amazon than from Joe the Camera Shop Guy. This was the majority of Amazon's existence. Circuit City could never match that.

Nobody wanted to pay those sales taxes so everybody just let it slide. Then everybody opines what Sears etc. could have done to not go out of business and not ever reference this.

Now he just got another massive tax break.

We live a country with people wearing some strange colored glasses.
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Re: How wealthy is Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: davester
Date: May 20, 2020 08:14PM
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CJsNvrUrly
That's disgusting.
Not that I begrudge him his millions/billions/or soon-to-be trillion? Just that he needs to pay his FAIR SHARE in taxes.

I most certainly do begrudge him of that money. The only reason that these rich a-holes have obscene amounts of money is that they and their lobbyists have corrupted the laws in their favor. The reason that there is so much financial inequality in this country has everything to do with rich folks changing the rules in their favor and nothing to do with them earning it.



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