LATER THIS YEAR, Amazon will begin accepting grocery orders from customers using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the federal anti-poverty program formerly known as food stamps. As the nations largest e-commerce grocer, Amazon stands to profit more than any other retailer when the $70 billion program goes online after an initial eight-state pilot.
But this new revenue will effectively function as a double subsidy for the company: In Arizona, new data suggests that one in three of the companys own employees depend on SNAP to put food on the table. In Pennsylvania and Ohio, the figure appears to be around one in 10. Overall, of five states that responded to a public records request for a list of their top employers of SNAP recipients, Amazon cracked the top 20 in four.
Every restaurant in town has a big EBT sign in their windows. Uh, hello, they can afford to shop online for their groceries and go out to eat while this tax payer cooks from scratch after scrounging the grocery shelves for sales and reduced items. Something is wrong with this. Tighten up the limits on the grifters and limit their time on the dole.
I'd rather stack packages than serve burgers...........Both of which are basically entry level jobs.......