Elon Musk Spars With Bernie Sanders, Offers to Sell More Tesla StockEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk got into a spat with social democrat Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday after the U.S. senator demanded the “extremely wealthy” pay their “fair share” of taxes. “We must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share. Period,” Sanders wrote on Twitter. Taking a jibe at the “Make Billionaires Pay” senator, Musk responded by saying “I keep forgetting that you’re still alive.” The billionaire CEO who had already offloaded a combined $6.9 billion worth of shares in the electric car company as of Nov. 12, further wrote, “Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word.” Sanders’ tweet comes amid the backdrop of the progressive left’s efforts to hike taxes for the super-wealthy. U.S. Senate Democrats have unveiled a proposal to tax billionaires’ stocks and other tradeable assets to help finance President Joe Biden’s social spending agenda and close a loophole that has …Read More

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