A Staggering Number of Amazon's Employees Still Need Food Stamps Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, with a net worth of $127 billion. Meanwhile, a staggering number of Amazon’s warehouse employees depend on food stamps to stay alive. Amazon Gets Tax Breaks While Its Employees Rely on Food Stamps, New Data Shows The American people are financing Amazon’s pursuit of an e-commerce monopoly every step of the way: first, with tax breaks, subsidies, and infrastructure improvements meant to lure fulfillment centers into town, and later with federal transfers to pay for warehouse workers’ food. And soon, when the company begins accepting SNAP dollars to purchase its goods, a third transfer of public wealth to private hands will become a part of the company’s business model. ------------------- This is why it's a terrible mistake to let Republicans run the economy., They cry about food stamps. When they think shovel ready, they mean shovel money to billionaires who we already subsidize, by, get this, giving their employees food stamps. These people getting food stamps will lose their healthcare at the end of the year. This is what happens without unions. Republicans hate unions. They want to be poor, to be despised for using food stamps, to have no healthcare and they think college is bad for America. And the people at Amazon who get big salaries? They all have college degrees. Something is wrong with Republicans. Another example is the ridiculous deal in Wisconsin by the Republican governor for iphones. They just brought 350 billion dollars back from overseas, but they need Wisconsin to spend 3.5 billion to subsidize the plant and they won't even break even until 2040. Who calls this good business? And you can bet, the employees without college degrees will need food stamps just like the employees at Amazon. Should we be subsidizing companies who make billions?