Amazon just announced that anyone with a state issued debit card for government assistance is eligible for a discount on their Prime membership services. Prime normally costs about $100 per year or $10.99 per month and includes free shipping, access to all of Amazon’s streaming services, music and first chance at big sales.

The discount cuts that price in half, so customers on government assistance will be paying $5.99 per month.

According to Amazon spokesperson Julie Law, the aim is to make Amazon savings “accessible to everyone.”

It seems to me that if you are on government assistance and spending $100/year on a luxury service like Amazon Prime, you aren’t being very responsible with my tax dollars that are supposedly going to buy food and other necessary household items that you need to survive in life.

I’m not the only one who feels that way either.

Welcome to America where people who aren’t on food stamps or welfare now pay twice as much for Prime than those on government assistance. So basically, tax payers are getting punished for having their life together. Great. Thanks, Amazon!

-K

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