Sat. Dec 4th, 2021

Jeff Bezos, the worlds wealthiest man, thanked his workers and consumers on Tuesday for supporting his Blue Origin spaceflight, during which he and three others invested 11 minutes inside the “New Shepard” pill after taking off from the desert in Van Horn County, Texas.” [I] want to thank every Amazon worker and every Amazon client because you people paid for all this. So seriously, for every Amazon customer out there, and every Amazon staff member, thank you from the bottom of my heart, quite. Its really appreciated,” stated a cowboy hat-sporting Bezos upon going back to Earth with his fellow passengers, younger bro Mark Bezos; air travel leader Mary Wallace “Wally” Funk, 82, and Dutch teen Oliver Daemen.The New Shepard, named for Alan Shepard, the first American in space, took off on the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the automated pill reached an altitude of about 66 miles, more than 10 miles greater than Virgin creator Richard Bransons July 11 ride. The 60-foot (18-meter) booster sped up to Mach 3 or three times the speed of sound to get the capsule high enough, before separating and landing upright.Upon his return to terra firma, Bezos was roasted by critics for his comments thanking customers for the reported $5.5 billion expense of the Blue Origin endeavor.The New York Daily News reported that the ticket expense for one seat on Tuesdays flight was $28 million, with the Big Apple publication remarking a New Yorker might purchase 5.4 million hot canines at Nathans Famous on Coney Island for that amount.Stars & & Stripes reporter David Choi also retweeted video of Bezos remarks, remarking “I d like a refund.”In the U.S. Senate, progressive Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts tore into the billionaire, repeating her call for a “wealth tax” and accusing Bezos and the business he founded, Amazon, of paying no taxes:”Jeff Bezos forgot to thank all the hardworking Americans who really paid taxes to keep this nation running while he and Amazon paid nothing,” Warren tweeted.Warrens fellow Bay State legislator, Assistant House Speaker Katherine Clark, even more criticized Bezos remarks, stating they advise Americans that it does not take “a rocket scientist to understand its time for billionaires to pay their reasonable share.”Across the northern border, the leader of Canadas far-left New Democratic Party echoed Warren, calculating that Bezos ended up being $1.6 million wealthier during the 11-minute flight, and accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of permitting Amazon to pay “$0 in taxes.””Jeff Bezoss area flight lasted 11 minutes During the pandemic, every 11 minutes, he got about 1.6 million dollars richer … Its time the ultra-rich pay their fair share,” MP Jagmeet Singh of British Columbia province wrote on Twitter.”Just normal people coming together to do amazing things for Jeff Bezos,” tweeted Mother Jones press reporter Timothy Murphy.Bezos is worth a reported $177 billion, which he has accrued since founding the e-commerce giant in his Bellevue, Wash., garage in 1994. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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