More than 4,000 Amazon employees are on food stamps

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday called Amazon jobs a “scam” because some workers have struggled to pay bills. 
  • In nine states, more than 4,000 Amazon employees are on food stamps, according to Bloomberg News.
  • “A ‘job’ that leaves you homeless & on food stamps isn’t a job. It’s a scam,” said Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter.
  • Amazon said the reporting referenced by Ocasio-Cortez’s comment was “false,” adding that “it violates over 50 years of economic thought, and suspends the law of supply and demand,” a spokesperson said in an emailed statement. 

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Editorial: “‘violates over 50 years of economic thought, and suspends the law of supply and demand,’ a spokesperson said in an emailed statement.”

WTF…