Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon, which since its founding in 1994 has become one of the biggest companies of all time. Jeff Bezos himself now has a net worth of just below 200 billion US dollars. Yet, approximately 25% of workers in America earn below 24,000 per year. That’s just 2000 dollars per month.
This huge wealth gap should not be allowed anymore. All people working full time should earn at least 40,000 dollars a year. And part time should earn 20,000, at an absolute minimum. If they don’t get paid this much, the government should top up the rest.
You may ask, where will the government get this money from? Taxing rich people like Jeff Bezos. And making them pay their fair share.
Of course though, some people should be prioritised before others for this scheme, as POC and other minorities including womyn and members of the JLGBTQIA+ community are regularly discriminated against, and underpaid.
Although it is illegal to do so, when was the last time you heard the government actually enforce this rule? Oh wait – they won’t. Because the government is run by old white males, who think they speak for POC and minorities.
With a racist, sexist, xenophobic, republican president. We can only hope that the next president takes this into consideration, and ends the discrimination against POC and other minorities. As well as making the rich finally pay their fair share.