Interessanti conversazioni

Negli scorsi giorni c’è stato un interessante scambio di tweet tra la senatrice statunitense Elizabeth Warren ed Amazon.

Lei comincia scrivendo questo:

Giant corporations like Amazon report huge profits to their shareholders – but they exploit loopholes and tax havens to pay close to nothing in taxes. That’s just not right – and it’s why I’ll be introducing a bill to make the most profitable companies pay a fair share.

https://twitter.com/SenWarren/status/1375189145476288513

Ed Amazon risponde così:

You make the tax laws @SenWarren; we just follow them. If you don’t like the laws you’ve created, by all means, change them. Here are the facts: Amazon has paid billions of dollars in corporate taxes over the past few years alone. In 2020, we had another $1.7B in federal tax expense and that’s on top of the $18 billion we generated in sales taxes for states and localities in the U.S. Congress designed tax laws to encourage investment in the economy. So what have we done about that? $350B in investments since 2010 & 400K new US jobs last year alone. And while you’re working on changing the tax code, can we please raise the federal minimum wage to $15?

https://twitter.com/SenWarren/status/1375189145476288513

Il che già rende la cosa interessante.

La senatrice però pare esagerare e risponde nuovamente:

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.

https://twitter.com/SenWarren/status/1375283617341968385

Naturalmente questa risposta genera un putiferio ancora più grande perché gli americano tengono parecchio al Primo Emendamento e, sopratutto, un rappresentante del Senato non può minacciare un qualsiasi soggetto.

Interessante, sopratutto nella dinamica della conversazione e nel fatto che Amazon abbia deciso di rispondere.


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