However, what Bezos has announced on wages “is not only enormously important for Amazon’s hundreds of thousands of employees, it could well be, and I think it will be, a shot heard around the world,” Sanders said Tuesday.
Bezos himself took to Twitter to thank Sanders for his praise. “We’re excited about this, and also hope others will join in,” the Amazon CEO said.
Regarding Amazon’s announcement, Kudlow, director of Trump’s National Economic Council, said:”Higher wages, terrific.”
“More people working and prospering … is not inflationary. It’s a good thing not a bad thing,” said Kudlow, adding it looks like Bezos made a “business decision,” and “he’s a pretty good businessman.”
Trump has not only taken Amazon to task over taxes. He’s also directed his ire at Bezos personally as owner of The Washington Post, which the president feels is biased against his administration.
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