Twitter feuds are nothing if not entertaining especially when they involve socialists and people who actually work for a living.
In a recent Tweet, millionaire communist senator Bernie Sanders went after Elon Musk.
Musk’s reply is just brilliant:
I keep forgetting that you’re still alive
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 14, 2021
Here’s Fox News with the full scoop:
Tesla CEO Elon Musk brushed off Sen. Bernie Sanders’s demands that the wealthy “pay their fair share” in his latest back-and-forth with the self-described democratic socialist.
“I keep forgetting that you’re still alive,” Musk tweeted at Sanders Sunday morning.
The tweet came in response to Sanders saying on Twitter Saturday that, “We must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share. Period.”
The two have previously sparred over taxes on Twitter, included in March when Sanders said Musk should “focus on Earth” instead of space travel and figuring out “a progressive tax system.”
Musk, who also owns the aerospace company SpaceX, tweeted a couple of days later that he is using his wealth to get humanity to explore space.
If you don’t want the smoke don’t go after Musk.
But seriously, what does Sanders mean by ‘pay their fair share.’
Aren’t you like a multi-millionaire yourself?
Here’s ABC NEWS with Bernie’s earnings:
Sanders reported an adjusted gross income of nearly $561,293 and paid $145,840, a 26% effective rate, in 2018, the documents show. In 2016 and 2017, Sanders reported earning $1.06 million and $1.13 million in adjusted gross income and paid at a 35% and 30% effective rate, respectively.
Sanders reported earning over $850,000 as an author in 2017 and nearly $800,000 as an author in 2016.
His millionaire status, paired with decades of avid criticism of the millionaire and billionaire class, sets him up for scrutiny in a crowded field of Democrats running for the 2020 nomination.
I guess that’s why he stopped using the term millionaire and instead now uses the term ‘ultra-wealthy.’
So Bernie when you become a billionaire then what?
It’s also ironic how little Bernie actually contributes from his wealth towards charity.
According to NPR Sanders and his wife donated less than 4% of their income to charity.
How does Musk compare?
The billionaire makes a number of donations yearly that surpass the 100 million mark and has promised to donate at least half of his net worth as reported by Forbes.
What’s funny is how fast the left is willing to turn on people like Musk who has pioneered the electric car sector:
The difference between you and Bernie is when he dies, he'll be remembered.
— Pineapple Emoji (@DrYucky) November 14, 2021
Can we all agree that Bernie Sanders is cool and Elon Musk is an asshole? pic.twitter.com/nJ2xEupuVg
— Xay 🦀♋ (@XanderXjork) November 14, 2021
Musk is taking on @BernieSanders with insults for proposing that billionaires pay a fair tax. I know whose side I’m on. Let’s unite with Bernie and other progressives across our countries for a global wealth tax that billionaires can’t avoid. https://t.co/U5PbA2UVVD
— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) November 14, 2021
Who will the left go after next?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. maybe?
Could you imagine!
Luckily some people still have some sense on Twitter:
Looks like Bernie is forgetting this, SpaceX has saved tax payers BILLIONS of dollars by providing cheaper access to Space for NASA and the US government. It has also put the Russians and EU space programs on life support.
— Pranay Pathole (@PPathole) November 14, 2021
Perhaps one of the reasons Bernie Sanders goes after @elonmusk instead of Walmart, which has the highest number of employees using SNAP is because Walmart is a campaign donor of Bernies and Elon isn't.
Walmart donated $271,790. Elon $0. https://t.co/nvPS6K4Xny
— Johnna Crider (@JohnnaCrider1) November 14, 2021
Reminder that Bernie Sanders and other Communist filth in DC could never in one thousand lifetimes accomplish and build what men like Elon Musk have. Govt hacks who only take and destroy pic.twitter.com/rev7yQD2jv
— Kriz (@chatandcutt) November 14, 2021
The hypocrisy of the left is at an all-time high.
These people will literally say anything that gets them more power.
Tax the rich, get the vaccine, wear a mask…
It’s all just the same meanwhile Newsom’s daughter isn’t vaccinated, Bernie is a multi-millionaire, and Elizabeth Warren donates less than 2% of her income to charity.
Can government cockroaches and bureaucrats please leave the men and women who drive innovation in the country alone, please!