In other news…

Per hour, Jeff Bezos makes $8,961,187  — roughly 315 times Amazon’s $28,466 median annual worker pay.  An Amazon worker earning the $15 minimum wage would need to work about 597,412 hours, or 24 hours a day for about 68 years, just to earn what Bezos makes in one hour.  

(source)

On October 2, 2018, as the Saudis were luring journalist Jamal Kashoggi to their consulate to execute and dismember him on their sovereign’s orders, just a few days after Boof Kavanaugh slaved over the final draft of his muscular defense against a cabal of well-funded liars trying to destroy his life (and was still sweatily awaiting his confirmation to the nation’s highest lifetime post), Business Insider was quietly publishing a piece about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s wealth and his income.  

The other day Bezos publicly alleged that David Pecker’s National Enquirer has attempted to blackmail him.   Bezos seems to have produced evidence of this blackmail attempt.  The alleged blackmail might queer Pecker’s immunity deal with federal prosecutors.   Also being investigated are Pecker’s connections to Saudi Arabia [1], the monarchy that murdered and dismembered a (Bezos-owned) Washington Post journalist [2].  If things go badly for Pecker and he loses his immunity, and this threatens the president, the issue will possibly go before Boof and friends on the US Supreme Court for impartial adjudication.

Oh, Jeff Bezos’s income, Business Insider calculated it as $191,000 a minute.  

To earn their CEO’s salary for one hour, they calculated, the average Amazon employee would have to work… well, let’s just look at the blurb that comes up near the top of a google search of $191,000 a minute.

Oct 3, 2018 – Per hour, he makes a whopping $8,961,187 million — that’s roughly 315 times Amazon’s $28,466 median annual worker pay.

An Amazon worker earning the $15 minimum wage would need to work about 597,412 hours, or 24 hours a day for about 68 years, just to earn what Bezos makes in one hour.

I didn’t find that original piece on-line, but you can see Business Insider’s calculations and read all about ’em here.

Nothing to add, really, except “USA!  USA!!!!”

[1]  Saudi Arabia, we all remember, was the first foreign nation Mr. T officially visited as POTUS.  You will recall the clips of him stroking that odd glowing orb and doing bearlike movements in that weird sword dance those medieval monarchists did for the cameras, in a nation that routinely beheads those it deems worthy of such punishment.

[2]   Not to say, of course, that Bezos owned the murdered journalist, he owns the paper the journalist wrote for, The Washington Post.  

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