On 15th June, Lina Khan was made head of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by Joe Biden. Minutes later, Amazon cried out against her in fear, claiming she was unsuitable because of a bias against the tax-evading giant Amazon. Of course she is “biased” against Amazon. That is why she became the new FTC head. Amazon is a global player who is well known for not paying even the most reasonable tax amounts in countries where they do business by utilising law loop holes.
That was OK under Trump. It is not OK under Biden. How can we allow one of the biggest global businesses to get away with large scale tax avoidance? America is better than that and Lina Khan will show that it is. That is the plan and the vulgar Amazon response to Lina being head of FTC is proof of their fear of being caught. And Lina has all required pre-requisites – not bias. In 2017 she wrote an article in the Yale Law Journal “Amazon’s Anti-Trust Paradox”. There is now even a new “global corporate minimum tax” movement supported by over 130 countries:
This fine article by Chatherine Murphy reveals the real Barnaby Joyce. Bad for politics, bad for our country. BJ is a very bad boy.
“It really was appalling. In the middle of a crisis, Australian voters don’t need government by impulse, and what we witnessed this week was a complete collapse of common purpose in the governing Liberal and National parties.”
Time and again NSW (especially Sydney) has been spreading the Corona Virus because of carelessness, driven by a desire to show other states “how it’s done” without lockdown. It is that attitude towards a global pandemic that is causing repeated outbreaks. Premier Berejiklian’s turbulent private life is of course also a likely distraction from her leadership duties. Leadership is more than words aimed at painting a picture of superiority. It is alertness, deep scrutiny, discipline and action during a time of highest uncertainty.