Additionally, I would wager any amount of money that Bezos outsources his taxes to professionals. So his name is only used for click bait.
I also am confident Bezos paid sales tax, property tax, and other taxes during this period.
So if we as a society are not happy with our federal income tax code, we should revise it. (Wouldn't it be amazing if it worked more like an opensource project, where we could git blame and do some root cause analysis)
However, in this case, does Bezos do his own taxes or pay someone and say "optimize my taxes" and they do their job?
If the principle is "Things like child tax credits should have a special limitation against billionaires", then I disagree with it, well, on principle. Tax system should be simple, not complicated. Having a complicated tax system is what benefits unscrupulous billionaires because then nobody can figure out exactly what they're paying and what they should be paying. Also, maybe it's just me, but the argument sounds disturbingly similar to "People buying latest iPhones don't deserve welfare checks!" - just in the other direction.
Either you’re making several leaps of faith about how much good that money would do, or you just hate anybody that has something you don’t.
But... I will admit that it could make more sense to pay the government for protection of property, than personal productivity.
We can't even appraise homes fairly, for middle class folks that can afford them. How are we going to evaluate the wealth of billionaires?