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Elon Musk Calls Elizabeth Warren ‘Senator Karen’ in Taxes Twitter Feud

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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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  1. Leland Kendrick md

    December 15, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Warren is a has been never was
    Dumb as rock
    Does anybody really care what warren thinks

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NY Lawmakers want to tax tech giants to get $500M to fund unemployment benefits for illegal migrants

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New York lawmakers are debating over a proposed Democratic initiative that would pave the way for a multibillion-dollar fund designed to provide unemployment benefits for illegal immigrants. Spearheaded by state Senator Jessica Ramos, a Queens Democrat, the proposal has ignited passionate discussions within the Senate Finance Committee, where it currently awaits further deliberation.

The Center Square reports the proposal would utilize a $500 million trust fund earmarked specifically to offer jobless benefits for individuals who find themselves ineligible for traditional unemployment payments and other public assistance programs. To finance this ambitious endeavor, proponents of the plan are advocating for the imposition of a novel tax targeting tech behemoths like Google and Amazon. This tax, aimed at digital advertising revenue, is projected to generate hundreds of millions of dollars to sustain the fund.

Ramos has alluded to her belief that migrants are a fundamental contribution to the state’s economy. Despite their authorization to work, payment of taxes, and active involvement in the labor force, undocumented immigrants face a glaring disparity—they are excluded from accessing vital safety nets like unemployment benefits if they lose their jobs.

In a social media post, Ramos cited the expiration of federal unemployment insurance for freelancers and the depletion of the Excluded Workers Fund. She argues vehemently for a safety net aligned with the evolving dynamics of the labor market, one that extends support to all workers, regardless of their immigration status.

The proposed fund, aptly named the Unemployment Bridge Program, outlines comprehensive eligibility criteria encompassing a spectrum of marginalized workers—from undocumented migrants to freelancers and individuals recently released from incarceration or immigrant detention. By establishing clear guidelines and procedures, the program endeavors to streamline the application process, ensuring equitable access to unemployment benefits for those in need.

The initiative comes in the wake of prolonged deliberations regarding jobless benefits for undocumented immigrants and nontraditional workers in New York. Amid the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state previously allocated $2.1 billion to the Excluded Workers Fund, offering a lifeline to those excluded from conventional unemployment benefits.

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2025 underscores a commitment to supporting asylum seekers, with significant allocations directed towards housing and legal assistance. The proposal has met with opposition from Republicans, who argue for prioritizing legal residents and taxpayers in the allocation of state resources. Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt contends that limited resources should be reserved exclusively for those who have contributed to the state’s tax base.

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