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Bernie Sanders Targets Amazon and Jeff Bezos When Asked How He’ll Pay For Policies as President

Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized Amazon and its billionaire founder Jeff Bezos when asked how he plans to pay for this policies if elected president at CNN’s town hall on Monday.

The Vermont senator was asked at the town hall how he intends to pay for his “ambitious policy ideas,” and responded by first arguing the United States has “more income and wealth inequality than any other country on earth.”

Sanders continued that he believes health care and higher education are rights, and rebuilding infrastructure is a “basic need.”

“But at a time when the people on top have so much while the middle class shrinks and we have so many people living in poverty, if your question is am I going to demand that the wealthy and large corporations start paying their fair share of taxes, damn right, I will,” Sanders said, to applause.

He continued: “People say, ‘Where are you going to get the money? Where are you going to get the money?’ Amazon, owned by the wealthiest guy in the world, made $5 billion last year in profits. Anyone hear know how much they paid in taxes?”

“Zero,” the audience shouted back.

“That’s right,” Sanders said. “That’s where we’re going to begin getting the money.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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