Elon Musk ridiculed “tax on billionaires” under Bernie Sanders’ tweet
Elon Musk ridiculed the “tax on billionaires” under the tweet of US Senator Bernie Sanders
Tesla founder Elon Musk hinted at new sales of his shares in the company in response to a demand from US Senator Bernie Sanders to tax the super-rich.
On Saturday, the senator posted a message on his Twitter page stating the need for “the very rich to pay their fair share.”
“Do you want me to sell more shares, Bernie? Just tell me …” – wrote the billionaire in the comments under the tweet of Sanders.
In addition, Musk replied that “all the time he forgets that the senator is still alive.”
On Thursday, the entrepreneur sold 4.5 million of his shares to Tesla for a total of approximately $ 5 billion.
Earlier, the businessman criticized the “tax on billionaires” proposed by the Democrats in the US Congress, the essence of which is to levy a tax on the growth of the state. He offered to sell 10% of his Tesla shares, explaining that he had no other way to pay this tax.
The American company Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 as a developer and manufacturer of electric vehicles and related technologies. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
In addition to electric vehicles, the company uses its own technology to produce batteries and electric motors and sell them to other car companies such as Toyota and Daimler.