Elon Musk’s response to Bernie Sanders’ ‘Tax the Rich’ tweet has gotten a lot of backlashes online:
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, was widely chastised online for his Twitter feud with US Senator Bernie Sanders. Elon Musk is well-known for his fondness for sharing amusing things on Twitter. His most recent discussion with United States Senator Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, has attracted a lot of backlash from internet users. Musk responded to a tweet from a US Senator that stated, the exceedingly wealthy pay their fair amount of taxes. Elon answered, “I keep forgetting that you’re still alive.” In an attempt to troll the Senator, Musk’s reply drew a lot of criticism on Twitter for being “offensive” and “vile”, according to netizens.
Since the pandemic, Bernie Sanders has proposed taxing the “very affluent” and has also tweeted about Elon Musk’s fortune. The Twitter feud between Sanders and Musk arises as the United States attempts to raise taxes on the ultra-wealthy. According to Reuters, US Senate Democrats have proposed taxing billionaires’ stocks as well as other tradeable commodities in order to help pay President Joe Biden’s social spending plan and address a gap that has enabled them to delay capital gains taxes eternally. Sanders has suggested a yearly tax on the richest 0.1 percent of US families, which he estimates will generate $4.35 trillion over the following century and slash billionaires’ income in half over 15 years, as per CNN.
‘Extremely insulting’, Elon Musk has been chastised for tweeting that Bernie Sanders had died.
Elon Musk poked fun at a tweet by US Senator Bernie Sanders on taxes. Elon Musk has received criticism for a recent tweet insulting Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, claiming that he believed the senior senator was dead. Elon Musk, the world’s richest man and CEO of Tesla Inc., criticized former presidential contender Bernie Sanders when Sanders stated that the ultra-high rich should pay their appropriate amount of taxes.
I keep forgetting that you’re still alive— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 14, 2021
Elon Musk, the world’s wealthiest man, got into another controversy when he got mad at US Senator Bernie Sanders’ tweet on taxes. Musk’s remark about “selling stock” came after the company sold a total of USD 6.9 billion worth of Tesla stock in the second week of November. As per Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index, Musk is Sander’s definition of “the exceedingly wealthy,” with a net worth of USD 285 billion. Musk set a new world record for the volume of his assets earlier this month, surpassing USD 300 billion, actually making him the very first person to do so.
As per the Forbes Billionaires list, Musk’s net worth is currently projected to be USD 300 billion. It has risen sharply in subsequent weeks as a result of a surge in Tesla stock, fueled by a contract with auto rental business Hertz to sell 100,000 Tesla cars. Senator Bernie Sanders, a social democrat independent from Vermont, is well-known for championing the American upper class and speaking out against the country’s widening income and wealth disparities. In 2016 and 2020, Sanders ran for President as a Democrat and lost to Hillary Clinton and thereafter Joe Biden.