Amazon Fights Back Against Biden's Charges

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Posted: Jun 14, 2019 11:08 AM
Amazon Fights Back Against Biden's Charges

Source: AP Photo/Reed Saxon

Former Vice President Joe Biden can add Amazon to the list of enemies he's been making on his 2020 presidential campaign. As respectfully as he could, Biden called out the tech giant on Twitter for supposedly not paying its fair share of taxes.

The company did not let his accusation go unanswered.

Boom roasted!

Of course, Biden is not the first Democrat to pick a fight with Amazon. Progressive freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was seemingly largely responsible for running Amazon out of Long Island City, Queens earlier this year. The company chose New York and northern Virginia after a months long process of vetting dozens of applicants for its HQ2 campaign. It was welcome news for New York City, and even leaders like Gov. Andrew Cuomo were ecstatic about the incoming jobs and revenue. Yet, AOC started complaining about all the subsidies New York was going to have to shell out for Amazon, and before you know it the company said no thanks, packed up its stuff, along with thousands of jobs, and said it was moving elsewhere.

The joke may be on Ocasio-Cortez, though, because Amazon is reportedly eyeing other addresses in New York.

Biden hasn't had the best couple of weeks, having managed to anger both the moderate and progressive wings of his party. He just can't seem to decide which side of the debate he's on with several hot button issues.