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10 Percent of Amazon’s Ohio Workforce on Food Stamps

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posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 08:46 PM
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10% of Amazon's Ohio employees are on food stamps.
I wonder if there are bonuses for executives if they get that # up to 12% or maybe bonuses if they can beat Walmart for sucking more tax payer $$$ from the govt teat? So the tax payer is subsidizing a very profitable business, again.


Amazon ranks high on a list charting Ohio's employers with the most workers and their family members on food stamps, with a new report estimating more than 10 percent of its workforce in the state qualifies for the federal aid.
freebeacon.com...

And better play nice with Amazon or they may not build in your state. Ohio wants to have Amazons headquarters built in their state, that means an investment of 5 billion and another 6,000 jobs.


Amazon has about 6,000 workers in the state, ranking 53rd on the list of the state's largest employers. The company's presence in Ohio will only increase, with Amazon planning to build two more distribution centers in the Buckeye State.

Ohio has also put in a bid to be the home of Amazon's second headquarters, which The Dispatch reports would generate 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment.


Oh let's not forget the $1.46 that Amazon gets from the tax payer for every package they send.


Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery
A Citigroup analysis finds each box gets a $1.46 subsidy. It’s like a gift card from Uncle Sam.
www.wsj.com...

Never forget that many large corporations want capitalism for everyone else, and want socialism for themselves.


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posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 08:52 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Actually most modern governments operate on a functional level by fascism, while presenting either socialism or communism to the citizens with 'benefits' created by debt that future generations are assumed to pay off.

Corporatism or crony capitalism. Either way they are not free markets.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 08:54 PM
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a reply to: SkeptiSchism

True.

And with most people only having a very small understanding of how the money system works and who owns the media it is little wonder that this is seem as OK by many.


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posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 08:57 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Yah most folks just want a roof over their heads and some food on the table. We're literally cattle to the global elite.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 09:00 PM
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a reply to: SkeptiSchism

I don't know about cattle.

Cattle get medical care when they need it, food, shelter.

The question is are we a net positive or a net negative to those who are behind the curtain?

And perhaps the opinion of us eaters will change in the coming years as less and less are required to make goods and do services.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 09:27 PM
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Big business loves welfare, it helps them to pay their employees less; not only welfare for their employees but also corporate welfare. It's a win win for them.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 09:34 PM
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But this God called Amazon is the lefts love, along with other planet compassionate business like Apple and Tesla. Putting people first, join the utopian dream, assimilation is mandatory!



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 09:38 PM
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In order for Bezos to continue to make 60 million a day someone needs to starve.


Besides they haven't pulled themselves up by their bootstraps they don't deserve better pay.

King Bezos is very philanthropic anyway.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 09:43 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Correct, this is a profitable company that is using the safety net as a hammock.

This has been ignored for a long long time. And is Trump a guy who is for or against this type of theft of public money? Has he taken part in it?



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 09:44 PM
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Under WTO treaties, this should count as unlawful subsidizes. A company making mega-profits for their shareholders should not simultaneously by having employees working at such low wages that they qualify for food stamps. There should be some federal tax penalty that hits a company for the difference between their profits and the number of employees claiming food stamps.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

Agreed.

And if they do not pay, the same men with guns will make them just as they do with me volunteering to paying taxes.

It is the only way if could work.

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posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 09:54 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Well I have a crazy theory about that. I think they will give us health care eventually but it will all be drugs. And the reason they want us around is basically for experimentation. Keep a universal database on us and then find out what treatments are effective.

So, not so much a plantation but more of a laboratory.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 10:00 PM
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a reply to: SkeptiSchism

As good as my ideas.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 10:34 PM
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What does Amazon having employees on food stamps have to do with Amazon?

I guess that they don't pay them enough, is that the complaint?



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 10:47 PM
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a reply to: nOraKat

To me Amazon just represents the beginning phases of de-centralization of the standard consumer distribution model developed in the 20th century. Amazon itself will get displaced by further advances in technology, automation.

Which is fine and all but people are going to have to learn how to survive in a world where automation does most of the stuff humans used to do.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 10:54 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

We need context. How many employed persons in total are on food stamps? If it's 10% or close, Amazon is doing no better or worse than everyone else.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 11:05 PM
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a reply to: Ameilia

(you need to read the story)



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 11:13 PM
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Amazon doesn't really pay that well, they are stealing jobs from businesses all over the place where people make a living too. We do sometimes buy from Amazon, maybe twice a year, but I try to by ninety percent of my stuff locally and avoid the net. I would rather make sure my people here in these communities make a living instead of having mass technology somewhere else employing less people with a not livable wage.

First our society exports all the jobs manufacturing stuff, then they start to get rid of all the jobs in the stores. Who is running this economy, a bunch of fools are letting this happen. How can people buy anything if they can't work to earn their money. What...Welfare country with five percent making money in the future. Just think upper middle class, how long before your job is taken over by machinery.

Just think doctors, with the new Apps, a nurse can take over your job diagnosing and the computer can generate the drug prescription for the patient. Quit using those computer programs to diagnose things, they lead a doctor in the wrong direction half the time. I have seen them work, one question triggers another question, then a diagnosis is created. But the thing is there is nowhere to imput out of the box symptoms and many diseases share symptoms. What about the color of the patient, often a doctor knows what the patient looks like normally. Not many physicians will be needed anymore, that will really lower the cost of healthcare and our nations life expectancy too.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 11:21 PM
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Why is it people put out fake news to attack companies and political oponents. No one bothers to look at things any more to see if it's real. Amazon has a starting wage of 14.50 to be 15.00 in ohio. There is people collecting food stamps but they were on them before they started working there. The first distributuon center opened almost 2 yrs ago with 1400 employees. The second was in sept of 2017 with another 1000. They currently have 3 more they are opening anbounced in October one of them will have over 10000 employe's and hiring and training has started even though the facility isn't even finnished. But these employees hired will continue to draw food stamps until the state reviews it showing them ineligible. Benefits wise amazon isn't bad at least 14.50 with first raise after 90 days. They give yearly raises as well as stock bonuses to employees. They provide full medical and dental and will match up to 50 percent of their yearly wage in a 401k.

After looking into the isue this is all fake news because a group doesn't like the fact Amazon got tax break's from the state.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 11:27 PM
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a reply to: dragonridr

From the story


The progressive policy group Policy Matters Ohio stated, as of August, Amazon had 1,430 workers and family members on food stamps, which helps low-income people purchase food. It ranks 19th on a list of 50 large employers in the state, according to the group.



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