Elon Musk Goes Toe to Toe with Bernie Sanders Over Taxes

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Elon Musk is a billionaire who pays his fair share of taxes. But, that’s not enough for the Democrats. And, it’s most certainly not enough for socialists like Bernie Sanders who would like the billionaires of the country to pay for their ridiculous progressive agendas.

As Sanders figures out ways for the billionaires to pay more, Elon Musk can’t help but speak out. After all, he’s worked hard to get to where he is, and he shouldn’t have to pay more simply because he makes more. This is America and capitalism rules…or at least it does at the moment.

“We must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share. Period.” This is Bernie Sanders’ argument. The problem is that “fair” is widely debatable. A “fair” share for most people is an equal percentage. So, we could say that it’s 20 percent of earnings across the board. That would be “fair” because everyone would pay the same percentage.

Yet, that’s not good enough for the socialism-hungry Sanders. Instead, he’d rather see people like Musk and other billionaires paying 50% tax rates or higher. Whoa, there. How is that “fair?” It would seem that it’s not fair when you look at how they would have to pay so much more.

But, it is in Sanders’ head because they have more to give.

Once Bernie Sanders took to Twitter with his comment, Musk decided that it was aimed at him and made the snarky comment of “I keep forgetting that you’re still alive.” It was hilarious, and it’s also a hint that it’s time for Sanders to sit down and get out of politics.

How many times does Sanders have to have failed presidential runs before he gets the hint that people don’t want to prescribe to his way of leading the country? We don’t want socialism. Capitalism is critical to the success of our country, and that also means keeping the definition of “fair” intact.

Musk also decided to follow up with a second tweet to say “Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word…”

The billionaire CEO of Tesla and Space X has been extremely vocal about what the Democrats have been doing, including putting an annual tax on investment gains of billionaires…all as a way to pay for their Build Back Better plan.

They really should rethink the name considering that it’s not really building back better for everyone, especially if they’re going to start heavily taxing those who are responsible for creating hundreds if not thousands of jobs in the country. This building back better plan certainly isn’t better for people like Elon Musk.

Of course, this battle between Elon Musk and Bernie Sanders has been going on for a while. Sanders has scolded Musk for spending money on space travel when he should “focus on Earth.” Keep in mind that this is the same Elon Musk who recently said that he’d sell stock to pay for world hunger if someone could provide an open-source plan of how the money would be spent.

Sanders seems to think that people shouldn’t be rewarded for hard work, and that’s really the issue here. In March, Sanders tweeted that “We are in a moment in American history where two guys — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos — own more wealth than the bottom 40% of people in this country. That level of greed and inequality is not only immoral. It is unsustainable.”

Those two individuals also pay their “fair” share of taxes, so is it really that immoral? No. It’s called capitalism.