Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is no fan of big tech companies like Amazon. She, along with many of her Senate colleagues (from both sides of the aisle) is looking for ways to cut the online giant down to what they believe is an appropriate size.
Setting aside the notion that the state should decree the size of any company, Warren went a step further, threatening to punish Amazon for having the gall to insult a U.S. Senator.
I didn’t write the loopholes you exploit, @amazon – your armies of lawyers and lobbyists did. But you bet I’ll fight to make you pay your fair share. And fight your union-busting. And fight to break up Big Tech so you’re not powerful enough to heckle senators with snotty tweets. [emphasis added]
It’s fine if Warren & Co. want to change the tax code in search of revenue they are positive lies buried on some secret corporate vault. That’s what politicians have done for centuries.
What is very bad is Warren’s last line about cutting Amazon down to size so it can no longer “heckle senators.”
Heckling politicians is every American’s birthright…and that goes for Americans working for companies that disagree with self-righteous pols over policy.
In short: go pound sand, senator.
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