Bernie Sanders reiterated his demand for the top 1% to pay more taxes — and Elon Musk slammed him … saying the Senator may as well be 6 feet under as far as he’s concerned.
The saucy exchange went down between Saturday and Sunday — with Senator Sanders tweeting something he usually does … saying, “We must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share. Period.” Nothing crazy there — typical Bernie rhetoric.
We must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share. Period.
What’s wild is what EM tweeted in response, writing … “I keep forgetting that you’re still alive.” Oof — definitely a harsh dig … both at BS’s age, it seems, and perhaps his gradual retreat from the spotlight since running for President in 2020.
There’s more, though … Elon added, “Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word …” That’s interesting … he appears to be touching on what he alluded to (and executed on) last week.
Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word …
You’ll recall — the Tesla chief held a Twitter poll, asking followers of his if he should sell 10% of his company holdings so he could be taxed appropriately … and in the end, the internet said yes. While it was unclear if Elon would follow through, he eventually did … well, sorta.
Elon siphoned off about $5 billion worth of Tesla stock — and because of that, he’ll be taxed on the capital gains from that dough … so a fair amount, no doubt. It doesn’t seem to be anywhere near the full 10% he promised though … so more stock sales may be forthcoming.
Much is made lately of unrealized gains being a means of tax avoidance, so I propose selling 10% of my Tesla stock.