The political climate in 2018 is unlike anything America has ever seen thanks to social media and Amazon.com Inc.'s (AMZN) - Get Report feud with Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is just the latest example.
Sanders recently announced a proposal that would require companies to pay for the federal assistance needed by employees who aren't paid a living wage.
While announcing his proposal, Sanders used Amazon as an example.
"While (Amazon's Jeff) Bezos is worth $155 billion and while his wealth has increased $260 million every single day this year, he continues to pay many Amazon employees wages that are so low that they are forced to depend on taxpayer-funded programs such as food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing just to get by," Sanders said in a statement last Friday.
On Wednesday, Aug. 29, Amazon responded.
But the war of words wasn't over, with Sanders responding to Amazon's tweet.
Amazon has come under fire in recent years for workplace issues like allegedly monitoring employee bathroom breaks at its warehouses. The company has been proactive in combatting these perceptions.
It was recently discovered that there is a cadre of Amazon employees that use Twitter to spread the good news about the company's working conditions and combat any insinuations that it is anything but a wonderful place to work.