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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Tuesday voiced support for raising the corporate tax rate but stopped short of saying he supports the president's plan for the increase. The panel discusses Bezos' remarks and how 55 big U.S. companies avoided federal taxes in 2020. Aired on 04/07/2021.
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Amazon CEO Supports Higher Corporate Taxes To Pay For Infrastructure Plan | Morning Joe | MSNBC

77 Comments on "Amazon CEO Supports Higher Corporate Taxes To Pay For Infrastructure Plan | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. Amazon is the bull, we need to grab it by the horns

  2. People like Amazon Facebook and oil tycoons and just plain billionaires should pay higher taxes.
    Leave the poor people alone.
    Make the GOP like Moscow mitch Mctraitor and his wife Elaine Chao pay.

  3. Andres Herrera | April 7, 2021 at 10:15 AM | Reply

    Of course he supports it. Without roads, highways, bridges, trains and their stations, planes and their airports and ships with their harbors, there would be NO amazon.

    • American Artist | April 8, 2021 at 12:49 AM | Reply

      @TheJimprez Andre’s wasn’t whining – just stating the obvious in a matter of fact manner.

    • Colin Connelly | April 8, 2021 at 1:53 AM | Reply

      @HS go away you sad propogandists. You have no credibility while you hide behind a fake name.

    • @Michael
      How would it affect small business owners unless they earn $400k annually? If they are making that type of money then their taxes should be increased as well. You would think that just because it’s classified as a small business because of fewer employees they have they should have limitless nontaxed income!!!!

      Out

    • @Gata Iamanu I said a LIVING wage. Not a wage that has many seeking more than one job.

    • Jackson Matterhorn | April 8, 2021 at 5:34 PM | Reply

      🦅🇺🇸✨✨GOD BLESS PRESIDENT BIDEN and JEFF BEZOS!!! ✨✨🇺🇸🦅🦅🇺🇸✨✨BIDEN/HARRIS 2024!!! ✨✨🇺🇸🦅🦅🇺🇸✨✨HARRIS/BUTTIGIEG 2028!!! ✨✨🇺🇸🦅

  4. Making the rich people and companies pay their fair share of taxes to help build up America needs to happen!

    • @Joe Dementia Fingers yep jobs that require people to collect food stamps. 👍

    • @Joe Dementia Fingers Demand creates jobs, No one is going to hire people just cause they have extra money laying around.

    • Bezos means everyone except himself.

    • @R Torres Chuck Schumer is a Pawn of the Financial Industry in NYC. Taxing the Financial Institutions better is part of the solution. Chucky boy isn’t gonna go for that.

    • Jackson Matterhorn | April 8, 2021 at 5:34 PM | Reply

      🦅🇺🇸✨✨GOD BLESS PRESIDENT BIDEN and JEFF BEZOS!!! ✨✨🇺🇸🦅🦅🇺🇸✨✨BIDEN/HARRIS 2024!!! ✨✨🇺🇸🦅🦅🇺🇸✨✨HARRIS/BUTTIGIEG 2028!!! ✨✨🇺🇸🦅

  5. Income disparity is absolutely a problem – all should pay their fair share in taxes, and let’s face it – if the customers of these companies cannot afford to buy from them, at some point, it all collapses.

    • Angel Wilder | April 7, 2021 at 4:27 PM | Reply

      I blame Reagan and his supply side economic theory bull crap. Labor and middle class started going down the tubes after that.

  6. ya, right, Amazon Bezos needs to back pay all the taxes he avoided paying

    • Magical Frijoles | April 7, 2021 at 12:06 PM | Reply

      He didn’t avoid taxes. He followed the law. Become informed before you spout nonsense.

    • Robert Parker | April 7, 2021 at 12:24 PM | Reply

      Everything he has done is legal. Not Ethical but legal. Amazon has more representation in DC than 100 million voters.

    • @Magical Frijoles the law is unjust, asshat. The law is written by and for the rich, and are against the interests of the poor and non rich. The rich rule over us as lords. You are a modern serf clamoring to support your masters. You’re disgustingly pitiful.

    • Helen Patterson | April 7, 2021 at 4:33 PM | Reply

      @D D
      Whose responsibility is it to make the tax laws ? Bezos is law abiding. You want to go after someone, go for folks like McConnell.

    • REPARATIONS

  7. Bezos needs good roads for all his trucks going to every house in America.

  8. Of course, it’s a win-win for corporations. Why are people so short-sighted? Look at the big picture.

  9. Richard Thomas | April 7, 2021 at 10:28 AM | Reply

    This from a slave wage payer that has his employees pee in a bottle while delivering items because that can’t take breaks .

    • Richard Thomas | April 7, 2021 at 11:15 PM | Reply

      @MeanGeneSanDiego NOT if they have a choice YSMF

    • MeanGeneSanDiego | April 7, 2021 at 11:17 PM | Reply

      @Hanover Green $15/Hr. for unskilled labor isn’t fair to you? Pffft! Get real, Komrade!

    • [Hashknight Gaming] | April 8, 2021 at 9:46 AM | Reply

      Lol if you are to afraid to pee maybe do what normal human beings do and find a better job, unless you have no education you should be fine. Lazy unadaptive scrubs.

    • Richard Thomas | April 8, 2021 at 10:16 AM | Reply

      @[Hashknight Gaming] Yeah no problem treating your employees like they are animals . I mean surely they can just be discarded and replaced because they are nothing to amazon to begin with . RIGHT D.S ?

    • Jackson Matterhorn | April 8, 2021 at 5:33 PM | Reply

      🦅🇺🇸✨✨GOD BLESS PRESIDENT BIDEN and JEFF BEZOS!!! ✨✨🇺🇸🦅🦅🇺🇸✨✨BIDEN/HARRIS 2024!!! ✨✨🇺🇸🦅🦅🇺🇸✨✨HARRIS/BUTTIGIEG 2028!!! ✨✨🇺🇸🦅

  10. Aliceian Willis | April 7, 2021 at 10:40 AM | Reply

    Outstanding, lets get all the CEO’S to do this so we can get this done its not hard to do if they bite the bullet and do what they can do for their country…its a win/win.

  11. Calvin Bright | April 7, 2021 at 10:42 AM | Reply

    Bezos acts like he’s being magnanimous by paying more tax when these corporations should have been paying their fair share all along.

  12. Ian Norberto | April 7, 2021 at 10:42 AM | Reply

    A system which allows the astounding wealth disparities found in America will not stand forever. At some point the people at the bottom will no longer tolerate it.

    • @R Sihl thats because men earn a dollar and women only earn seventy-five cents. Women get screwed twice in the present system because not only does the present pay system screw women but also because of the disparity in pay Social Security payments are less for women. Another inequity is that women’s clothes are more expensive then mens. I pay more for my blue jeans than my partner pays for his same with shirts, socks and shoes. If I buy the exact same product, except for size and the department in which I get it, it costs more for my item than my partner’s and I am smaller than he is. So what is going on there?

    • @Rose Huber I do not buy new clothes so I do not know if women’s clothing is more expensive here.

    • @R Sihl go out and check it out. My partner and I have and I pay more. I do not know why though.

    • @Rose Huber 🐱

    • @Rose Huber I will do it.

  13. “One of the prime examples”. I see what you did there Joe.

  14. Jeff Bezos own wealth represents 10% of the total infrastructure plan. If he was giving 99% of his fortune, he would still be a billionaire (richer than tRump for what it’s worth).

  15. Jorge Garcia | April 7, 2021 at 11:12 AM | Reply

    What Bezos really means: we’re not going to pay taxes anyway, since we’ll find loopholes, but if everyone else pays more to help make shipping our goods easier, then we’re all for it!

  16. RayMerrell68 | April 7, 2021 at 11:24 AM | Reply

    “You want to raise the rates on that thing that I don’t pay anyway?
    …yeah, sure, I’m all for that!

    Two thumbs up.”

  17. Lutgardo Gomez | April 7, 2021 at 11:32 AM | Reply

    Thumbs up for Jeff Bezos! I hope others will follow. The corporate greed should stop. It’s about time they give their fair share and not think about profits all the time.

  18. Chris Corbin | April 7, 2021 at 11:39 AM | Reply

    They also need to close all the loopholes which the GOP promised to do when pushing the tax cuts, but as usual they don’t do anything.

  19. A great author and philosopher once said, “If you eat a billionaire you have food for one day. If a billionaire realizes you are willing to eat him….he’ll see that you have a lifetime of food.”

  20. Hit them with the corporate tax, but in all honesty. If you really want them to know what it’s like to be us, hit them with a personal wealth tax increase. Then you’ll see these C.E.O.’s change their tunes.

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