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Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Shreds Biden Over Inflation Tweet

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The Democrats, and in particular President Joe Biden, are not making friends with the most wealthy people in the world but when one attacks them consistently what can one expect?

But this time it was not Elon Musk. It was a far more Democrat friendly billionaire in Amazon head honcho Jeff Bezos.

The Amazon founder was furious with another tweet from the president calling on the wealthy to pay their “fair share.”

“You want to bring down inflation? Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share,” the president said, again deflecting blame for the rampant inflation crisis.

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“The newly created Disinformation Board should review this tweet, or maybe they need to form a new Non Sequitur Board instead. Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss. Taming inflation is critical to discuss. Mushing them together is just misdirection,” the billionaire said.

And that is not the only time Biden was taken to the woodshed by a billionaire this week.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk torched President Joe Biden on Thursday evening while discussing the 2024 election as well as former President Donald Trump.

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“Even though I think a less divisive candidate would be better in 2024, I still think Trump should be restored to Twitter,” Musk tweeted.

“Biden’s mistake is that he thinks he was elected to transform the country, but actually everyone just wanted less drama,” he wrote in a second tweet.

Musk sent shockwaves with a new announcement on his deal to purchase the social media platform Twitter.

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Musk tweeted early on Friday morning that the deal was “on hold” in response to a story that showed Twitter claimed spam and bot accounts comprise less than 5 percent of its users.

“Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” he said.

“Twitter Inc estimated in a filing on Monday that false or spam accounts represented fewer than 5% of its monetizable daily active users during the first quarter,” the Reuters story said.

“The social media company had 229 million users who were served advertising in the first quarter,” it said.

“The disclosure came days after Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk, who has inked a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion, tweeted that one of his priorities would be to remove spam bots from the platform,” it said.

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Musk said on Tuesday that he would reverse Twitter’s permanent ban of former President Donald Trump if his bid to buy the social media company is successful.

Musk told the Financial Times that the ban “was morally wrong and flat out stupid.”

At the same time Biden, whose agenda has been largely sidelined by two Democratic senators, is likely to begin relying more on executive actions in order to get around them.

Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have essentially derailed major White House agenda items because of their vehement opposition to overturning the current filibuster rule so that the bare Democratic majority can pass them with just 50 votes and Vice President Kamala Harris as the tiebreaker. Under the rule, it takes 60 votes to move most legislation.

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Those agenda items include, per Just the News:

— Build Back Better: “Biden’s signature social spending package, which originally came in at $3.5 trillion, was scaled back to $2 trillion in a bid to gain the support of moderates following discussions involving the White House, Manchin, Sinema and congressional leaders. The legislation contained new federal benefits, climate-related spending, and tax credits for the purchase of electric vehicles. Sinema didn’t publicly commit to voting for the legislation, while Manchin announced in December 2021 that he would oppose the spending package, citing record inflation.”

— Federalizing election laws: “The Democrats turned to sweeping federal overhaul of election rules as their next major legislative target. Two pieces of legislation were on the table: the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Senate Republicans opposed nationalizing election rules, arguing that under the Constitution’s Elections Clause state legislatures have primary responsibility for setting election rules, subject to ultimate congressional authority to override,” the outlet noted. “The only way the Democrats could move the bills forward in the 50-50 Senate was to scrap the time-honored Senate filibuster — with its 60-vote threshold required to pass legislation — in favor of a simple majority-vote rule. Both Manchin and Sinema spoke out against discarding the filibuster, arguing that such a move would muzzle the minority party in the Senate. Following the pair’s votes against abandoning the filibuster in January, Arizona Democrats censured Sinema.”

— Codification of abortion rights: Following the unprecedented leak last week of a draft Supreme Court majority ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark precedent legalizing abortion in all 50 states, Democrats began moving ahead with legislation to codify the right of women to have the procedure into federal law. “Titled the Women’s Health Protection Act, the legislation was subject to the filibuster rule. As Manchin and Sinema remain opposed to eliminating the filibuster, Senate Democrats lacked the votes to pass the measure. In a Senate vote on Wednesday, Manchin voted against the bill while Sinema voted for it. Manchin also opposed a separate abortion rights bill in February,” Just the News added.

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