Billionaire Tax Dispute: Musk Says Plans to Use Money For Mars Mission, Sparks Twitterstorm
My plan is to use the money to get humanity to Mars and preserve the light of consciousness— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 28, 2021
"Even taxing all 'billionaires' at 100% would only make a small dent in that number, so obviously the rest must come from the general public. This is basic math. Spending is the real problem", he continued on Thursday.
US national debt is ~$28,900 billion or ~$229k per taxpayer.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 27, 2021
Even taxing all “billionaires” at 100% would only make a small dent in that number, so obviously the rest must come from the general public. This is basic math.
Spending is the real problem.https://t.co/1EwWyqdVsT
Elon Musk, who made $36 billion in ONE day this week, would owe just under $8 billion under my wealth tax proposal with @ewarren.— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) October 28, 2021
Yes, he and other billionaires can afford to pay their fair share so we can fund child care, universal pre-k, housing, and more.
Sir are you talking about to get humanity to Mars.— Henna (@himansh70915170) October 28, 2021
So I suggest you please come in india and see how people survives in earth . Every day farmer dies . And you want life in mars.
The light of consciousness is also here on earth but it is being snuffed out because it can't afford food— Adam Smith (@adamndsmith) October 28, 2021
Accumulation of capital without any other purpose than greed and with negative externalities is what we should be railing against.— Pope of Muskanity (@RationalEtienne) October 28, 2021
Elon, your purpose is great & good. I wish that more people judged you by the content of your heart instead of the content of your wallet. 💙
Elon Musk didn't create poverty. He didn't create world hunger.— Johnna Crider (@JohnnaCrider1) October 27, 2021
Elon Musk didn't create the world's problems.
Yes, the money he has could help.
But why hasn't the $ our gov't have helped?
They created this broken system and benefit from it.
Reminder the US military gets 4 times the amount of money every year that Elon Musk has made in his lifetime— David Nagy (@DavidNagySFgang) October 27, 2021
"What country will be the primary beneficiary from a 'Billionaires Tax' or Wealth Tax?", he wondered. "Where will wealthy people and companies move to, leaving the United States high and dry? Most don't need to be in the US anyway. I know all of those very smartly run countries, and they are all thrilled by what the Radical Left maniacs are doing in Congress".