TIME named Elon Musk Person of the Year. Joy-Ann Reid and Senator Elizabeth Warren did not take kindly to it. They let him have it.
Elon Musk appropriately ridiculed
Joy-Ann Reid took no prisoners as she ridiculed the choice that TIME made for Person of the Year.
“Time magazine has named Elon Musk Person of the Year, which is actually an insult to any number of people who should have been named Person of the Year. Because Elon Musk is, I mean, he’s the worst,” Joy-Ann Reid said. His company, Tesla’s trillion-dollar market value, well exceeds its revenue. It only reached its first full year profitability last year, has long relied on sales of emissions credits to keep its bottom line afloat, and was recently ordered to pay more than 100 million dollars for a racist, hostile work environment.”
Reid had more to say. She called him out for his thin skin. He sucked on the government’s tits, then came out against Build Back Better.
“But this year, Musk leapfrogged the other billionaire space cadet, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, becoming the world’s richest person,” Reid points out. “He’s also opposed to the Democrats’ Build Back Better bill that would help women and children and family. And he wants to get rid of all government subsidies like the ones that helped him build his empire. But Musk isn’t just the world’s richest person. He’s one of the most thin-skinned people on social media. And this week, he tried to come for Senator Elizabeth Warren, who tweeted, “Let’s change the rigged tax code so that the Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else.”
But Senator Elizabeth Warren qualified Musk further with the proper narrative.
“The world’s richest freeloader evidently has a very thin skin,” Warren said. “But you know the part that really makes me angry about this? It’s on behalf of every public school teacher, every waitress, every computer programmer, every street cleaner who actually paid taxes, and that means they paid more than Elon Musk did in federal income taxes. And that’s just not right. And it means the system is broken. I, along with many others, are trying to fix that. But the days when these guys not only get to rake it all in but then rub everybody else’s nose in it, while they head off into outer space and declare how they did this all on their own when they were subsidized by the federal government and subsidized by every waitress and by every public school teacher who paid their taxes, this is wrong, and Elon Musk needs to eat a big dish of that.”
I want to reiterate something that most Americans do not seem to get. People who invent, innovate, spend their time making the lives of people better are not billionaires. Billionaires use the aberration on our economic system to maximize wealth. Those who produce and help spend their time helping and producing, We must start asserting worth where it really belongs.
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