Amazon just doesn't get it. Just like other big corporations, they seem to think they can get away with tax-dodging and other predatory business practices. They're wrong, and today — Tuesday, April 3rd — we’re going to let them know with a message they won't be able to miss. Amazon says it wants feedback and we will give them what they asked for: honest customer reviews about how Amazon as a "pie cutter" is cutting the pie so that only the 1% get any pie!
Amazon sells this pie cutter that’s supposed to make perfectly even slices, so everyone can get their fair share. We don't know anything about this product, but we know for sure that Amazon doesn't like to play fair so it’s possible Amazon is putting the squeeze on this company as well.
Joining our online action is easy. If you've bought something from Amazon before you can write up your own blistering "review" of the pie cutter that actually speaks to Amazon's tax-dodging and other predatory business practices they use to avoid paying their fair share:
1. If you've purchased something from Amazon before, you can just go to this page to find the symbolic pie cutter.
2. Get creative and have some fun writing the review of the pie cutter. (If you’ve never bought anything from Amazon before, no big deal, you can share the reviews that your fellow activists wrote.)
3. Brag and spread the word to your family and friends! Here's the link to the reviews page you can share on Facebook, Twitter, and by email:
Here are more example reviews to get you inspired. You're welcome to just copy & paste them too!
- I want my fair share of pie. Corporations like Amazon not paying their fair share cuts into public services and education.
- Corporations like Amazon should pay their fair share – it’s as American as apple pie.
- Corporations like Amazon paying their fair share – is it a pie in the sky idea? Not if the 99% stand up to Amazon and other behemoths. Enough is enough.
- Yeah I bought this pie cutter thinking that it was gonna cut the pie evenly, ya know so everyone gets a fair share. Well, come to find out that Amazon doesn't even follow the example of one of their products. They paid an effective 5.5% federal tax rate by giving stock options to executives. What?? How is that fair?