The Job Creators Network Foundation has accused Amazon of a “thinly veiled attempt to kill its small business competitors,” and vowed to launch “a multi-faceted campaign to unmask Amazon’s” plan to do so.
A press release about the group’s plans pointed out that Amazon has been urging the passage of a $15 minimum wage law, which would effectively harm or destroy many small business competitors of the huge online retailer.
“After nearly a year of pandemic-related shutdowns, a $15 minimum wage could be a deathblow to the thousands of small businesses already hanging on by a thread,” the press release read.
Amazon claims they support the wage increases to help workers, but “more than doubling the federal minimum wage will crush small business competitors across the country and could eliminate 2.7 million jobs,” Foundation President Elaine Parker said.
Amazon has already destroyed countless small businesses in its march to become the biggest online retail site in the world and make founder Jeff Bezos the richest man in America, so it’s not much of a stretch to think they would want to keep on doing it.
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