Elon Musk spars with Bernie Sanders on Twitter

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      gordyfl
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      Elon Musk, attempted to start a feud with Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders on Sunday after the Senator tweeted that billionaires pay their fair share of taxes.

      It all started with this tweet:

      Bernie Sanders: “We must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share. Period.”

      Musk apparently took the remark personally.

      Here’s Musk’s response:

      Elon Musk: “I keep forgetting that you’re still alive. Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word.”

      His comments drew eyerolls from many on Twitter, with the phrase “grow up” being a popular refrain.

      Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1459904966194253824?s=20

      Back in March, Sanders called on Musk and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to pay more in taxes.

      Bernie Sanders: “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.”

      Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1372641707829829632?s=20

      Musk has clashed with Sanders before, mainly in relation to taxes.

      Link (MSN — Newseek): https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/bernie-sanders-cruelly-mocked-by-elon-musk-saying-he-forgets-hes-still-alive/ar-AAQH9Bl

    • #455393
      djean111
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      His comment – I think people used to think Musk was sort of cool, but he really is an asshole.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

      "black flag" is an inadvertent mash-up of black ops and false flag. . I think it is accurate, and I will keep it. Thanks to those who pointed it out!

      • #455422
        Populist Prole
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        I know a few who admire him, and when I push them they do admit he’s an asshole but let him off the hook because he’s autistic…or claims he is.

      • #455427
        gordyfl
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        He closely follows the SpaceX program and says his next car will be a Tesla.

        He and his wife were briefly members of the Green Party during Nader’s run in 2000. They liked Bernie in 2016, but since then they have become loyal Democrats and were supporters of Kamala in 2020. They’re cable news enthusiasts.

        I sent him this story through an email.

         

         

         

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