Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders blasted Billionaire futurist Elon Musk over his wealth, success in the business world, and plans for privatized space exploration.
Sanders stated that while space travel was ‘exciting’ he believed that the priority should be on creating a ‘progressive’ tax system to reduce the level of inequality.
As Fox News reports:
Space travel is an exciting idea, but right now we need to focus on Earth and create a progressive tax system so that children don't go hungry, people are not homeless and all Americans have healthcare. The level of inequality in America is obscene and a threat to our democracy. https://t.co/CbMWYnPFUx
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 21, 2021
Monday’s tweet from Sanders continued an exchange of posts from the pair, which appeared to begin when Musk responded to a Sanders tweet from last week that claimed Musk and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owned more wealth than the bottom 40% of Americans, characterizing that level of “greed” and “inequality” as both immoral and unsustainable.
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.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 18, 2021
In response, Musk noted that he is “accumulating resources to help make life multiplanetary & extend the light of consciousness to the stars.”
According to Forbes, Musk had a net worth of $170 billion as of Monday.
The publication claims the billionaire businessman gained more wealth than anyone in the world during President Donald Trump’s tenure to roughly $184 billion from $12.9 billion, earning him the title of the second-richest person in the world.
Is Sanders right to attack Musk for his desire to colonize the galaxy and for his success in the business world, or is her merely attempting to once again push a radical socialist agenda on American visionaries like Musk who are attempting to create a better world?
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