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Squad member Pramila Jayapal is being mercilessly dragged after attacking Elon Musk for being named TIME’s Man of the Year and then turning around and blasting him for not paying his fair share of taxes when the technology icon will pay $11 billion this year alone.
“It’s *TIME* for Elon Musk to pay his fair share in taxes,” Jayapal snarked after TIME gave Musk the well-deserved award.
The Hill reported that in a fundraising email on Monday, Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s (D-WA) team stated, “We can’t believe Time Magazine just named Elon Musk its ‘Person of the Year,’” adding that he is “the richest person in the world and yet he avoids paying his taxes while working families struggle to put food on the table and pay rent.”
She doubled down on Thursday by tweeting, “Elon Musk made $36 BILLION in one day, but wants to brag about paying an $11 billion tax bill. Oh yeah, he also added more than $270 BILLION in wealth just since the pandemic started. Time for the rich to pay their fair share.”
It’s *TIME* for Elon Musk to pay his fair share in taxes. https://t.co/cKTkOKDtpc
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) December 13, 2021
Elon Musk made $36 BILLION in one day, but wants to brag about paying an $11 billion tax bill.
Oh yeah, he also added more than $270 BILLION in wealth just since the pandemic started.
Time for the rich to pay their fair share.
— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) December 24, 2021
Jayapal’s fundraising email proclaimed that “the rich have only gotten richer and the wealthy have watched their profits skyrocket” during the pandemic, while others have lost their jobs and healthcare.
It asserted that magazines should be applauding frontline heroes and individuals advocating for equality rather than billionaires like Musk.
“National magazines should be honoring frontline heroes and those working towards a fairer, more just society. Not a billionaire who paid nothing — not a single penny — in federal taxes in 2018,” the email claimed.
Jayapal’s email also pushed for the brazenly socialist Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act, which would “level the playing field and narrow the racial wealth gap by asking the wealthiest 100,000 households in America, or the top 0.05%, to pay their fair share,” according to a statement from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who is co-sponsoring the initiative with Jayapal and Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA).
The bill would specifically place a two percent annual tax on the net worth of households and trusts that are between $50 million and $1 billion, and impose a three percent tax on the net worth of households and trusts more than $1 billion.
Warren has been in an ongoing Twitter war with Musk after claiming he doesn’t pay taxes and is a grifter.
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One commenter on Twitter schooled Jayapal on the definition of income: “Musk didn’t make $36 billion in a day. The value of his stock increased. That’s not income. He pays his fair share. Millions of Americans pay nothing, meaning they aren’t paying their share. Fair share is a buzzword you progressives love, but you can’t actually define it.”
Musk didn’t make $36 billion in a day. The value of his stock increased. That’s not income.
He pays his fair share. Millions of Americans pay nothing, meaning they aren’t paying their share.
Fair share is a buzzword you progressives love, but you can’t actually define it.
— Frank (@richardrahl1086) December 24, 2021
Another netizen cut to the chase and epically put the Squad member in her “collective” place: “Total BS numbers here from another liar in Congress. Paying 11 figures in taxes is more than fair. F**k off, you public sector parasite.”
Total BS numbers here from another liar in Congress.
Paying 11 figures in taxes is more than fair.
F**k off, you public sector parasite.
— Howard Beale’s hate child (@BealesHateChild) December 24, 2021
Others piled on the leftist politico for taking aim at Musk:
Since the pandemic Nancy Pelosi has gained $1i7mil in wealth while her Covid strategy has put people out of work. Why aren’t you mad at her? At least Musk hires people. How much money have you made since the pandemic?
— Phyliss Walker (@pdkwalk) December 24, 2021
Can I explain to you the difference between realized and unrealized gains?
Someone needs to.
— Shay Patrick Cormac (@ShayCormac_1) December 24, 2021
He’s done light years more to advance the green movement than any pol but keep making him a target for your pie-in-the-sky revenue stream hackery.
— Dan Ditzler (@longgonedaddy) December 24, 2021
He MADE that by creating value not just for himself but for every Tesla shareholder. The reason he created value is because he creates products that people voluntarily purchase because they believe they are getting more in value than they are giving. That’s how capitalism works
— Andrews Dad (@Andrew_Dad) December 24, 2021
You are on the government tit for your paycheck.
.@elonmusk pays your salary & every member of Congress & the Senate salaries with his $11 billion tax pmt.
What’s the most taxes you have paid?
— Tiberius Dean (@FakeLeftSucks) December 24, 2021
When you blood suckers stop wasting money, giving it away to other countries, and waging war with it, I’ll agree. Until then, you’re just a common thief stealing @elonmusk’s money that he could have used to fund 11,000 million-dollar startups.
— Douglas Karr (@douglaskarr) December 24, 2021
It isn’t noble to take more from someone bc they have more. That’s greed and theft. Also, no one and I mean no one is qualified to calculate fair share. Either it’s a flat rate or it isn’t fair.
— idminthat | nftvegas.eth (@satsgains) December 24, 2021
So, you’re saying he should just keep the $11 billion? I’m good with that. Even if it just sits on the floor, he’ll make better use if it than the government will.
— It Was a Dark Stormy Knight (@detective27) December 24, 2021
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