‘You guys paid for all this’


Jeff Bezos thanks you for your money.

The former CEO of Amazon and current Executive Chair of the Amazon Board went to space for a few minutes on Tuesday, and in a post-flight press conference made explicitly clear who footed the bill: You.

“I want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer, because you guys paid for all this,” he said around the 23:30 mark in the below video.

Of course, while Amazon customers paid for Bezos’ space flight with money, his employees paid in a slightly different way.

“Throughout this pandemic, Amazon employees have been forced to work in unsafe conditions, all while the company and its CEO made billions off of their backs,” alleged New York Attorney General Letitia James in February.

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Indeed, while many Americans hunkered down during the pandemic — ordering from Amazon throughout the ongoing ordeal — Amazon’s employees continued to work mandatory overtime, pee in bottles, and test positive for the coronavirus.

On Tuesday, the same day Bezos flew to space, the Information reported that Amazon will end its on-site coronavirus testing program for warehouse workers after July 30. Meanwhile, the pandemic in the United States remains a threat.

Thank you all for your sacrifice.

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