Part 1: No Hidden Agenda, Amazon Reveals Where They Stand Politically With New Statement...A Must Read
In case there was ever any confusion about where Amazon stands politically as a company, be confused no more. The online sales giant released a position statement outlining many of their core positions politically.
This is likely an effort to try and sway their employees as well as their customers to vote Democrat in 2020.
Here are their core principles and my brief commentary on them:
The federal minimum wage in the U.S. is too low and should be raised.
Amazon cites the federal minimum wage which is $7.25 per hour vs. their minimum wage they pay their employees which is $15 per hour.
While I agree that $7.25 is very low, I don't think that the government has any business regulating what I pay my employees. If I offer you $7.25 to do some menial tasks for me, and you agree to it, then we have a fair deal. If you don't like the money, negotiate your pay, or go somewhere else that pays more. And if my business suffers because I'm a cheapskate who won't pay anyone more than $7.25 an hour, then that's my fault.
Human-induced climate change is real, serious, and action is needed from the public and private sectors.
No, it's really not. This has been disproven time and time again by HUNDREDS of scientists.
I do believe we should be better stewards of our environment, but we're not in this critical stage that people like AOC want you to believe.
The energy industry should have access to the same technologies as other industries.
I actually agree.
Diversity and inclusion are good for business—and more fundamentally—simply right.
I agree with the first part to an extent, but not as far as they are trying to take it to. They want this to include baking gay marriage cakes for homosexual couples. This is not a right. What is a right is as a business owner, I have complete say in what I do with my business. If it suffers as a result, so be it.
The rights of LGBTQ+ people must be protected.
I agree, but not with what they're truly getting at. They're insinuating that things like gay marriage and gender reassignment surgeries are rights when they're not; they're luxuries (if you really want to call it that.
Part 2 will be put out tomorrow.