On Wednesday, the Independent senator from Vermont introduced a bill in the Senate called the "Stop BEZOS Act", which would require big corporations like Amazon and Walmart to pay the government for food stamps, public housing, Medicaid and other assistant programs that their workers use, according to The Washington Post.
The bill would impose a 100% tax on companies equal to the benefit their employees are receiving from public sector assistance programs like Medicaid, Section 8 housing, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. That's what a rigged economy is about.
The goal of the bill is to increase worker pay at large companies like Amazon and Walmart.
Sanders spoke directly to wealth discrepancy between Bezos and the low-wage workers at Amazon.
In August, the senator set up a website for employees to anonymously share their experiences.
Some economists questioned whether the "Stop BEZOS Act" will have the desired effect, noting that it could encourage large companies to avoid hiring workers deemed likely to collect federal benefits.
Last week, Amazon hit back at Sanders's allegations, claiming that his calculations are "inaccurate and misleading" because they factor in temporary and part-time workers.
The bill comes a week after Amazon responded to Sanders' constant barrage of income inequality attacks on the online retailer. "He also took aim at the Walton family of Walmart, the richest family in America with a net worth of almost $175 billion, according to Sanders".
When asked what she thought of the press releases, Student Veterans of Xavier President Samantha Estes said "I think it's very important to have regulations on companies like that (Amazon)..."