Socialists are upset with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for donating nearly $100 million to the homeless this Christmas season, saying he should have donated more and “paid taxes,” instead.
According to Forbes, Bezos, the wealthiest man on the planet, shucked out a total of $98.5 million to 32 organizations who help the homeless, $1 million more than the $97.5 million he gave last year.
But giving gigantic chunks of one’s own money to charity isn’t good enough for progressives, who say $100 million isn’t enough and that Bezos should be forced to fork over his money to the government for them to wast—I mean, generously contribute.
If he paid taxes last year, how many more people would he have helped?— Rob Tonus (@RobTonus) November 22, 2019
The UN estimates it would cost 30 billion to end world hunger. There r 2,200 billionaires in the world worth 8.7 trillion. Stop praising these modern pharaohs for donating a minuscule fraction of their ill-begotten wealth. Billionaires leach wealth off society & shouldn’t exist.— DeeDee🏳️🌈 (@dustdevil2020) November 24, 2019
Homeless is a structural issue that exists because of giant corporations like Amazon and the wealth disparity they've created. His donations are empty - Bezos is the problem, not part of the solution.— stefanie berganini (@burgerpanini) November 23, 2019
How generous of him to donate less than what he makes in an hour— The Joker [Gamer] (@antitractionist) November 23, 2019
A whopping .09% of his net worth. Thanks so much Jeff.— punkassbamboo (@punkassbamboo) November 22, 2019
Of course, one should only assume that every person on this thread has given generously out of their own bank accounts to help the less fortunate -- otherwise, they'd be giant whopping hypocrites.
But hey, 'tis the season to be grateful. Just not, apparently, to self-made rich people who give out of their own pockets.