Elon Musk Crushed Top Democrat With the Ultimate Shutdown

Elon Musk Crushed a Top Democrat With the Ultimate Shutdown

Photo by Steve Jurvetson via Flickr
Photo by Steve Jurvetson via Flickr

Radical Democrats don’t understand basic economic principles.

There are gigantic holes in the schemes they’re planning.

And Elon Musk crushed a top Democrat with the ultimate shutdown.

High-income Americans already pay the vast majority of taxes in America.

The latest data from 2018 revealed that the top 1% of income earners paid 40% of all federal income taxes even though they earned only 21% of all U.S. income.

The wealthiest Americans carry a disproportionate tax burden yet Democrats continue with the lie that the rich aren’t paying enough.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted on Sunday, “We must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share. Period.”

This statement is typical from Sanders who is so entranced with communism that in the past he praised socialist countries where people had to “line up for food,” calling breadlines a “good thing,” but his attack against the wealthy didn’t go the way he planned.

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk replied to Sanders with a crushing statement.

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

Last Friday Musk sold $5 billion in Tesla stock as a result of a Twitter poll.

On November 6, Musk created a Twitter poll which asked, “Much is made lately of unrealized gains being a means of tax avoidance, so I propose selling 10% of my Tesla stock. Do you support this?”

Musk accepted the results when roughly 58% of the 3.5 million votes cast said he should sell.

“I will abide by the results of this poll, whichever way it goes. Note, I do not take a cash salary or bonus from anywhere. I only have stock, thus the only way for me to pay taxes personally is to sell stock,” he stated.

Over $1.1 billion of the money Musk received from the sold stock will go towards paying taxes.

But no matter how much in taxes Musk pays it will never be enough for the radical left because they aren’t just looking to fund another social program.

Bernie Sanders freely admits that he’s looking to reshape society so that billionaires don’t exist.

In 2019, Sanders tweeted, “There should be no billionaires. We are going to tax their extreme wealth and invest in working people.”

The radical left wants to create an authoritarian government system to seize vast portions of the private sector because they believe that top-down governmental control is better than individual choice.

They want to take over every part of Americans’ lives, and not just for the ultra-rich. Currently, they are trying to force people to get vaccines against their will, control the education of children, silence voices of opposition on social media, and take wealth away from people who work hard to build up the American economy.

The control that the Democratic Party wants over individual Americans’ lives is scary and runs exactly contrary to the ideals that America was founded on.

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