According to Forbes magazine, Elon Musk is the richest person in the world. The owner of SpaceX and Tesla, he has a net worth of close to $ 292 billion.
Now, the businessman has shown his dissatisfaction with a proposal known as “the billionaires tax” that has been presented by a group of Democratic legislators in the United States Congress.
Through a post on his Twitter account, Musk invited congressmen not to support Senator Ron Wyden’s idea of taxing undeclared capital gains.
According to the businessman, if the growth of the wealth of billionaires begins to be taxed, Congress will soon pass to millionaires and then to those who own more modest investments.
“Spending is the real problem,” explained Musk, who assured that even if the super rich had a 100 percent tax, the government would have to turn to the general public to make up the deficit. “It’s basic math,” he added.
They will go for you
The millionaire did not stop there and, at some point, his answers in the social network became somewhat alarmist. “Exactly. In the end they will run out of other people’s money and then they will go for you ”, he posted on his Twitter.
According to Forbes, Musk’s fortune has seen a significant rise in recent times due to the rise in Tesla shares, making him the richest man on the planet.
It should be remembered that the Democrats support a new injection of a trillion dollars into the economy through a special tax for the so-called super rich.
Right now, billionaires in the United States pay taxes at a much lower rate than other citizens. It is estimated that there are currently more than 700 super-rich in the North American nation.