After Biden’s inflation spat, the White House lashes out at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

The White House retaliated on Monday against Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who took a jab at President Joe Biden over the weekend in a series of tweets over his comments on inflation.

The debate started on Friday when Biden tweeted, without mentioning Amazon, “You want to bring down inflation?” Let us ensure that the most powerful corporations pay their fair share.”

Bezos responded to Biden’s tweet by accusing him of “misdirection,” claiming that inflation and corporation taxation are unrelated. “Raising corporate taxes is fine to consider,” Bezos wrote. However, it is vital to discuss inflation control. Putting them together is just a ruse.”

In April, consumer inflation increased at a faster-than-expected 8.3%, exceeding the 8.1 percent Dow Jones projection and approaching the highest level in more than 40 years.

In a tweet on Sunday, Bezos slammed the Biden administration’s attitude to inflation. He said that the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which Biden signed into law in March, caused inflation to rise. Bezos also stated that the poor are the ones who suffer the most from inflation.

In a statement, White House spokesman Andrew Bates said, “it doesn’t take a great leap to figure out why” Bezos, the world’s second-richest man, would reject Biden’s proposal to raise taxes on the ultra-rich and companies.

In a statement, Bates said, “It’s also unsurprising that this tweet comes after the President spoke with labor organizers, including Amazon employees.”

Bezos reacted to the White House statement in a tweet, accusing the Biden administration of “muddying the matter.”

“They know inflation wreaks havoc on the poorest,” Bezos wrote. “However, neither unions nor wealthy people cause inflation.”



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