- Oct 25, 2017
Considering the housing crisis in California and especially the homeless situation in Los Angeles at the moment, all I can say is fuck this guy. That money could have been put to good use.
Not at all. Thanks for the explanation.Because while the politicians are useless, Amazon is the one taking advantage of it. Amazon is consistently doing things to get out of paying taxes while also taking advantage of providing service in these countries. You're using Trumpian language to defend this. Is that your intention?
Bill Gates did that, and to much better causes than first-world issues like student debt. While a chunk of larger society does consider him a hero, lots of people here seem to hate him just as much.
Isn't that the problem in this day and age? It's not like he's hording gold or stacks of cash.We need to start killing these men and taking their wealth. I'll take a ban for it but it fucking needs to be said.
I drove by a local church over the weekend and poor folk were huddled up for warmth just trying to survive under an awning out front and this man can blow cash on a extravagance unlike anything ever seen. How are people ok with this?
It would fix nothing. How do you think America will use that extra tax revenue? To build houses like Singapore and solve housing? They can already do that now but don't.I’m sorry but eat the fucking rich. This is insane. No human should be this wealthy when there are so many homeless people in America. He’s just doing this to get richer, he’s not going to ever live at all the properties he owns for a reasonable amount of time. Tax him at 99.9 goddam % and call it a day. Fix most of America’s socioeconomic problems over night by taxing people like him.
How much is bill gates worth now and how much was he worth when he started? Like I’m glad he at least put some of his money to good use let’s not pretend he isn’t still hoarding vast sums of money which could achieve untold good in the world.
That honestly looks way nicer. Has much more character.For reference you could buy Jack Warner's brother Harry's estate for a measly $39 million
Nestled amongst the prestigious estates north of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills and hidden behind centuries-old trees, the original Warner Brothers estate represents a legendary chapter in Hollywood history.www.jademillsestates.com
Because it's 1/8th a percent of his net worth. Buying a massive estate in LA is a much smaller expenditure to Bezos than a normal person buying a tiny apartment in the midwest.
I'm sure Thrill_house just wants what's best for people, and has shared as much of his time and wealth with the homeless or worldwide poor as he can, and isn't driven by foaming-at-the-mouth bloodlust.
So that means going after businesses directly affects the owner? I'm not against going after both....but bezos being this rich has allot to do with the breaks businesses get.Bezos is Amazon essentially. His wealth is related to Amazon. The company taking advantage of loopholes and Bezos doing so with his personal wealth is a distinction that I don't feel is meritous. Sure people are vitriolic towards him in this thread but check out a thread about Amazon's taxes and you'll see similar language around the company. It's just how the OP and article are stated.
He planned a while ago to automatically give away the vast majority of his wealth away upon death.How much is bill gates worth now and how much was he worth when he started? Like I’m glad he at least put some of his money to good use let’s not pretend he isn’t still hoarding vast sums of money which could achieve untold good in the world.
I don’t expect others to think this way but as far as I’m concerned it’s essentially immoral to be a billionaire and nothing I’ve read has convinced me otherwise.
It's a more modest expenditure for him than a used XBox is for most people.
Damn. $3.8b in a week. Not bad. I remember cashing out a savings bond I had once and feeling pretty flush that week. Must feel something like that for Jeff.Amazon stock itself doesn't pay a dividend, but he undoubted generates millions of dollars every calendar quarter from other dividend and interest-generating holdings. He's also virtually always liquidating his Amazon shares. You can find how much and when in publicly filled documents with the SEC. For example, this was what he did just this past week:
And when he actually gives away that money ill be impressed and give the credit that is due. As of right now though he continues to amass huge amounts of wealth which could be achieving untold amounts of good but is instead sitting in a bank account somewhere.
I'm not going to argue with you that Amazon needs to pay taxes but until Americans and other nations stop giving them a free pass and act like giving them a tax break to bring jobs is appropriate not much is going to change. There is not the will in my country to hold anyone accountable. Politicians, companies, even rapists. So I can't help but think the people more on the fringe on the right and left are the only ones that care.
Taxing the richest people in America would do nothing to help America’s socioeconomic problems?
The Chinese hedge fund that owns my house in LA raises my rent yearly right in line with the max rate CA allows them to. It’s brutally profitable/efficient and I wish I can own a machine like that one day
Buying that house probably took just a bit more effort
Yes, it literally won't. It'll yield some tax revenue and decrease the American government's financing costs since it'll be able to borrow less. And that to not a huge degree (Europe's wealth taxes were a disappointment in how much actual revenue they earned and how much they cost to implement, for example).
Yeah, I love how all these analogies just utterly fail to capture the obsene level of wealth.
Yes, it would be a lifetime plan. It is literally petty cash for Jeff.Would you then pay the taxes and upkeep expenses on those 300k houses for all those people who didn't have the means to support themselves before but would somehow magically have their life fixed now?
Charity is a great thing, but statements like this aren't based in reality.
groceries actually cost a ton of money, him buying that house is like him buying a pack of gum.
This. When Jeff Bezos and all these other boomer/Gen X billionaires die, they've already done decades and decades worth of damage to this country. And even if you consider their death charity, it's probably not going where it needs to go to affect real structural change that can be accomplished with all that "Fuck you" money. Especially when you consider they're likely not dying until the climate catastrophe really gets into gear for 1st world countries (3rd world will be destroyed by then).