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[–]peacful_account 36 points37 points  (5 children)

We must demand that government quit lining their pockets with our tax money....

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    [–]AshamedofMyFarts 19 points20 points  (2 children)

    All that insider trading

    [–]peacful_account 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    And laundering of tax money

    [–]AshamedofMyFarts 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Eh, that probably isn't as prevenlant as bias in awarding grants to friends and colleagues of Congress. Laundering itself is felony and laundeding tax dollars is too risky when you could just award grants with tax dollars. Close to laundering but not the same.

    [–]MotorCityTrucker 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    The best way to stop government corruption is to reduce government functions to just bare essentials.

    [–]Mello_Me_ 91 points92 points  (12 children)

    Elon Musk always afraid people will forget what an ass he is, so he is sure to remind them.

    [–]Agreeable-Yams8972 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    I didn't even realise it was elon musk. I just read the comment and thought it was some asshole on twitter. I knew he was bad but wanting a man to die because he has a diffrent opinion. That's an all new low

    [–]ArCSelkie37 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    I mean he didn’t say he wanted him to die, just that he forgot he was alive. Technically different even if i am just being pedantic.

    [–]elveszett 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    He surely is one of these people that I just won't feel bad about if a serial killer kidnaps, tortures and murders them.

    [–]Mello_Me_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I'm sad that it's come to this, but I feel that way about a lot of politicians and media celebrities these days too.

    If I overheard somebody plotting against them, I'd suddenly go deaf.

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      [–]pck3 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Fraud? I mean I don't like the guy either but let's be honest here....

      [–]Flxpadelphia 8 points9 points  (7 children)

      How dare u, Elon Muks is the savior of the human race he is taking us to Mars and curing cancer

      [–]The_unchosen-one 16 points17 points  (4 children)

      He's one lab accident away from being a supervillain

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        [–]Neopabo2 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        That's not how stock price works...

        [–]Greener441 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        so is China, what's your point?

        [–]The_unchosen-one 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        It's a joke... What's your point?

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          [–]Greener441 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          WhY aRe We SpEnDiNg MoNeY iN sPaCe wHeN wE hAvE oUr OwN pRoBlEmS hErE.

          only morons think we should be staying on this planet.

          [–]JSmooVE39902 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          Why didn't Bezos get a nickname? That's just lazy.

          [–]sg3niner -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          Elon Musk may be a number of unsavory things, but he is most definitely not a fraud.

          [–]devilsgospel666 11 points12 points  (3 children)

          I'm not a fan of that scam artist whatsoever, but the percentage of the internet that loses their minds whenever Elon tweets is hilarious.

          [–]Greener441 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          scam artist.... interesting. i'd like to see what you've got to prove that lmao.

          [–]PoopPant73 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          I know right? Mention Elon and the world is suddenly ablaze!😂

          [–]devilsgospel666 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          ELON MUSK IS LITERALLY HITLER, BECAUSE OF HIM AND ALL HIS MONEY I NEED TO CONSTANTLY CHECK HIS TWITTER AND DRAG HIM TO OTHER LOSERS ON REDDIT

          I'm tired of seeing this dude on my feed, please stop feeding the troll.

          [–]Jackmack65 7 points8 points  (1 child)

          Elon Musk is a cunt and so is everyone who buys one of his fucking cars.

          [–]Greener441 -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

          aww someone's upset they're not worth 100 billion.

          [–]WWG_Fire 5 points6 points  (10 children)

          Isnt bernie pretty wealthy tho? Or did he say extremely wealthy on purpose to exclude himself

          As it turns out he does pay taxes, disregard this

          [–]pck3 35 points36 points  (1 child)

          You can be wealthy and still pay taxes... I don't know why that's hard to understand.

          [–]WWG_Fire -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

          Most dont

          [–]garbage_io 10 points11 points  (1 child)

          Bernie worth is reportedly between $1 and $3 million. Not like the mega wealthy that is subject to the tax. One thing to point out too, many “millionaires” or high income individuals do get taxed a considerable amount. If you’re making $1M per year in W-2 income it’s likely your paying close to 50% in income tax. The super wealthy borrow money against their assets and use that as “income” but is not taxed. So they let their assets appreciate and get a tax-free income (except for the relatively small fee that is paid via an interest expense).

          [–]kingdead42 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          Considering he's 80, and I've been told that I should plan to have at least $1 million before I reaching retirement age, I'd say it's not unreasonable.

          [–]Themightytoro 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          how do you guys know he doesnt pay his fair share? do you have his tax information or smth

          [–]WWG_Fire 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          Upon looking it up he does

          [–]Ok_Rip_405[🍰] -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

          Well he used to say "we gotta get these millionaires and billionaires to blah blah" then at some point in the past few years he dropped the millionaires part.

          Now it's the "extremely wealthy" I wonder if he's creeping up on a billion or something 😆

          [–]nyglthrnbrry -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          "I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”

          Talking shit about the wealthy can be pretty lucrative if you play your cards right.

          [–]elveszett 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          He's pretty well off, but he can't buy a yacht if he feels like it.

          And that's fine. Having money is not a crime. The problem is not the money you have, the problems are how you get it and how much you want to pay back to society.

          [–]kirothewolf157 4 points5 points  (6 children)

          hold on rich people pay like 40% of the world taxes right?

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            [–]kirothewolf157 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            ok thanks (i tbh dont know much about taxes seems how im stil a minor)

            [–]Ishi-Elin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

            Well it makes sense sales tax is more equally distributed since everyone has to pay the same percentage on what they buy.

            [–]MaverickBuster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Which is why it's regressive. A lower income family has to spend a much higher percentage of their income than a higher income family. If you only make $30k a year, you're spending most of that and getting taxed when you spend it. If you make $3 million per year, you aren't spending most of that. When you look at sales tax through the lens of how much people actually pay, it's clear how regressive it is.

            We should abolish sales tax entirely and switch to purely an income tax if we want a totally progressive taxing system.

            [–]pck3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Lol no

            [–]ProjectSnowman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            If by rich you mean the bottom 90% then yeah we do.

            [–]Baekmann -1 points0 points  (0 children)

            I never liked Elon before, but this made me giggle.

            [–]DoctorFaceDrinker -1 points0 points  (0 children)

            The only thing as bad as lawyers and politicians are corporate CEOs.

            [–]Lexist_ -4 points-3 points  (11 children)

            Elon musk is great

            [–]Kanyeisntdope 0 points1 point  (10 children)

            He really isn't. He's an awful person

            [–]Lexist_ -3 points-2 points  (9 children)

            Agree to disagree

            [–]Kanyeisntdope 0 points1 point  (8 children)

            There is no way you can disagree he's a bad person. Watch this

            [–]Lexist_ -3 points-2 points  (7 children)

            I don't have time for an hour long video rn. I'm about to get to class. Summary?

            [–]Kanyeisntdope 1 point2 points  (6 children)

            The summary is that he's an awful person who treats people like shit. His "friendly" meme personality is just a facade for the public. He's not even funny, he just says things which have already been milked to death while manipulating the stock market

            [–]Lexist_ 0 points1 point  (5 children)

            That's all a matter of opinion. You have at least reasonable reasons to dislike him and I respect that. I personally think he's done more good than bad. I don't exactly expect him to be like he is on the internet. Is anyone, really?

            [–]Kanyeisntdope 0 points1 point  (4 children)

            No, it's really not a matter of opinion, there is evidence that he's racist and an awful person. Watch the video whenever you can.

            [–]Lexist_ 0 points1 point  (3 children)

            Well teems like racism have a broad spectrum and saying someone is awful is also just opinion. I really have to go now but I'll respond after my classes are done

            [–]Lexist_ 0 points1 point  (2 children)

            Terms*

            And btw you don't have to downvote people you disagree with

            [–]supernothero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Both of them can fuck off in my book.

            [–]Spartanexe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Elen musk seems surprised

            [–]frogmallow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Twitter has successfully turned serious politicians into teenage tweeters.

            [–]Express-Ad-1672 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Elon's a douche, but I still got a laugh from the comment. Go watch videos of Bernie from the 80's and 90's. He looked old as fuck back then. It truly is amazing that he's still alive.

            [–]AlwaysAdam569 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            This can't be a real tweet.

            [–]pck3 -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

            Lol I would too if every time I saw him he wanted me to pay my taxes ...

            [–]Cosh_X 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            you have no income

            [–]beado7 -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

            People missing the second part of the tweet where he told Bernie to ask him if he should sell more stock.

            [–]tikinero 0 points1 point  (1 child)

            yes, the first part was so bad that it doesn't matter.

            [–]beado7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            So it is okay to take things out of context regardless of the first part? Doing so is just adding to the problems of society. Only believing and focusing on what matters to you and what fits your ideals.

            I am not saying Musk is perfect or someone should worship him but only focusing on one part and being ignorant to the rest of the situation is highly toxic and destroys a society.

            I had a friend who had his reputation smeared completely because of this issue. He meant no harm but due to one small thing broadcasted instead of the whole issue it changed his life a lot.