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Elon Musk destroys Bernie Sanders over ‘fair share’ demand: ‘I keep forgetting you’re still alive’

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Multi-mansion-owning Sen. Bernie Sanders, a multimillionaire congressman who claims he’s a socialist, fired off another arguably sanctimonious tweet Saturday calling for “the extremely wealthy” to “pay” their so-called “fair share.”

In response, billionaire entrepreneur, investor and scientist Elon Musk fired off a shot heard round the world.

I keep forgetting that you’re still alive,” Musk tweeted.

Ouch.

Look:

That wasn’t the only “ouch” response Sanders got, as social media was spurred into action.

Here’s some more:

About an hour after his first tweet, Musk posted another tweet seemingly again mocking the “socialist” senator again.

“Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word …,” he wrote.

Last week the billionaire sold nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla stock, sending the stock tumbling in value. The sale came after he ran a poll asking Twitter users whether he should sell 10 percent of his stock.

“Much is made lately of unrealized gains being a means of tax avoidance, so I propose selling 10% of my Tesla stock. Do you support this? I will abide by the results of this poll, whichever way it goes,” the poll read.

Nearly 60 percent of about 3.5 million Twitter users ultimately voted “yes,” so Musk pulled the trigger. What remains unclear is why.

While he mentioned Democrats’ plan to tax unrealized gains, which suggests he was trying to cash out before this sort of legislation becomes law (though to be clear, the chances of it becoming law are extremely low), he also posted an additional tweet talking about how selling stock is the only way for him “to pay taxes personally.”

Look:

According to Insider, there are several additional theories “around why Musk is selling stock.”

“The executive noted months ago that he held stock options that expire in 2022, and that he planned to sell shares to cover the cost of exercising them and paying the resulting taxes. … Meanwhile, Michael Burry of ‘The Big Short’ fame suggested this week that Musk might need to sell stock to pay off personal debts, as the executive held loans against 88 million Tesla shares, as of June 30,” the outlet reported.

But there’s another possibility: He’d wanted to teach Democrats a lesson. After all, his abrupt sale tanked the stock, thus hurting retail investors and the economy overall.

And it just so happens that if Democrats were to successfully push through a bill forcing taxes on unrealized gains, most billionaires would likely also cash out, thus causing 100+ times the damage engendered by Musk’s sale.

Perhaps the billionaire had simply been trying to convey this lesson in attempt to teach Democrats the fundamentals of economics before it’s too late?

Unfortunately, Democrats have a track record of NEVER learning their lesson

Vivek Saxena

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