Jeff Bezos says the newly-minted Disinformation Board should get to work fact-checking statements from its own Administration.
His comments come after President Joe Biden said America’s wealthiest individuals would have to pay “their fair share" to lower inflation.
Bezos, the multi-billionaire founder of Amazon, tweeted a sharply-worded critique to the President for confusing two distinct issues.
"Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss. Taming inflation is critical to discuss," Bezos wrote. "Mushing them together is just misdirection."
On Friday, Biden posted: "You want to bring down inflation? Let's make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share."
For Bezos, one of the richest men in the world, the statement amounted to little more than disinformation.
Taxes on America’s wealthiest — even at historically high levels — would do little to stop inflation. Economically, inflation is generally understood as too many dollars chasing too few goods. Giving more dollars, from the deepest pockets in America, to the federal government won't address rising costs.
But for casual observers, Biden's tweet might make it appear the two issues are linked.
"The newly created Disinformation Board should review this tweet, or maybe they need to form a new Non-Sequitur Board instead," Bezos said.