Billionaire Elon Musk handed Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) the most epic insult as the two were feuding over taxes. Musk referred to the progressive senator as “Senator Karen” in a pretty wonderful Twitter thread.
On Monday Elon Musk was announced as TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” Senator Warren did not congratulate Musk, but rather, took to Twitter to demand he pay more taxes. “Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else” she tweeted alongside a Boston Globe article about the TIME announcement.
Short but sweet, Musk responded “Stop projecting!” with a link to a Fox News article discussing how “Sen. Elizabeth Warren repeatedly and deliberately sought to benefit in her personal, academic and employment life by posing as a Native American.”
Musk added a few more digs, continuing the thread with “you remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason.” Not done yet, Musk added one final tweet, “Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Karen.”
According to Forbes, Musk is the world’s wealthiest man with a net worth of $252 billion. “The spat comes as Warren and other DC Democrats mull wealth taxes and other measures that could potentially put Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg on the hook for billions of dollars by taxing their unrealized gains” reports The Post.
Musk has a history of taking jabs at progressive Democrats on Twitter. The Post put together a few:
In November, Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden reiterated his support for a wealth tax for billionaires on Twitter.
“Why does ur pp look like u just came?” responded Musk in apparent reference to the senator’s profile photo.
Musk also attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders that same month after the Vermont independent expressed support for raising taxes on billionaires.
“I keep forgetting that you’re still alive,” replied Musk.
“Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word …” the mogul added in reference to the billions of dollars of Tesla shares he has sold this year to cover tax bills.
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CA to provide all low-income illegal immigrants health care at a cost of ‘$2.7 billion a year’
On Thursday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $307.9 billion operating budget “that pledges to make all low-income adults eligible for the state’s Medicaid program by 2024 regardless of their immigration status” reports the Associated Press.
The guarantee of free health care for low-income immigrants here illegally, is a “move that will provide coverage for an additional 764,000 people at an eventual cost of about $2.7 billion a year” adds the AP.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health care nonprofit, people living in the country illegally in 2020 accounted for roughly 7% of the population nationwide, or about 22.1 million people. The border crisis and number of migrants entering the United States illegally has skyrocketed to historic levels since 2020 when President Joe Biden took office.
Medicaid nationwide is the current combination of federal and state governments assisting Americans and low-income adults and children to receive free health care, but the federal government does not cover those living here illegally.
“Some states, including California, have used their own tax dollars to cover a portion of health care expenses for some low-income immigrants” reports the AP. “Now, California wants to be the first to do that for everyone.”
“This will represent the biggest expansion of coverage in the nation since the start of the Affordable Care Act in 2014,” said Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, a statewide consumer health care advocacy group. “In California we recognize (that) everybody benefits when everyone is covered.”
While 92% of Californians currently have some form of health insurance, “that will change once this budget is fully implemented, as adults living in the country illegally make up one of the largest groups of people without insurance in the state” the AP concludes.
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