That’s true of Warren especially, who has been publicly feuding with the Tesla and Space X founder for the past week or so.
But while leftists rally behind the socialists in Congress, Musk has found an ally this week who said, especially as Christmas approaches, what perhaps many Americans should articulate about him and others of his ilk.
Musk became the target for the Massachusetts Democrat’s snark after Time named Musk its “Person of the Year.”
Warren tweeted, “Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else” – an odd take for a politician whose subsistence depends on the taxpayers.
Warren reportedly based that claim on a report by the liberal group ProPublica.
Using information from illegally leaked federal tax returns, ProPublica noted that Musk had not paid any federal income taxes in 2018.
Yet the reason was simple. He did not sell any of his massive stock holdings, nor did he take a salary that year.
In response to Warren, Musk replied last week, “If you opened your eyes for 2 seconds, you would realize I will pay more taxes than any American in history this year.”
“Don’t spend it all at once,” he added, “oh wait you did already.”
He followed that up by calling her “Senator Karen.”
Musk then continued the brawl by tweeting on Saturday, “For those wondering, I will pay over $11 billion in taxes this year.” That referred, at least in part, to the stock Musk has been unloading in recent weeks.
That admission garnered a simple, but positive, review for Musk from Dr. Jordan Peterson, the high-profile Canadian psychologist and author beloved on the right.
“Thank you,” Peterson gratefully tweeted in response to Musk asserting he will pay $11 billion in taxes for 2021.
To put that in perspective, Musk’s taxes this year would be enough to cover the entire combined cost of Congress and the White House staff, with more than $4 billion left over.
The Daily Wire noted that Peterson has had it with big-government liberals scorning people in this way.
In November, he told podcaster Dave Rubin about vaccine mandates, “I got vaccinated, and people took me to task for that, and I thought, all right, I’ll get the damn vaccine. Here’s the deal, guys. I’ll get the vaccine; you f–king leave me alone!”
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