Sen. Cruz Obliterates Leftist Leader Over Attacks On Elon Musk
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz fired back a few “Cruz missiles” at hardcore Democrat and Progressive Caucus Leader Rep. Pramila Jayapal over her “tax the rich” attacks on billionaire inventor Elon Musk, mockingly asking her, “Who else do you want to loot?”
Cruz made his remarks via Twitter in a post on Wednesday that included the criticisms levied by Jayapal.
“Got it. You don’t like @elonmusk,” the senator said in the post. “Who else do you want to loot?”
Got it. You don’t like @elonmusk
Who else do you want to loot? https://t.co/5iJ49vH4Ob
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 29, 2021
Jayapal went on to claim, “Elon Musk made $36 BILLION in one day, but wants to brag about paying an $11 billion tax bill. Oh yeah, he also added more than $270 BILLION in wealth just since the pandemic started.”
“Time for the rich to pay their fair share,” she continued.
Notably, Jayapal confuses Musk’s net worth for money in his bank account. Musk did not make “$36 billion in one day”; his net worth increased that amount. And just as quickly as it rose, it could fall. Adding $270 billion in wealth is not the same as depositing $270 billion into one’s bank account, thus, someone cannot be taxed on their net worth.
Earlier in December, Jayapal’s team also sent a fundraising email after Musk was named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.”
“We can’t believe Time Magazine just named Elon Musk its ‘Person of the Year,’” the email stated, according to a report published by The Hill. The message then went on to add that Musk is “the richest person in the world and yet he avoids paying his taxes while working families struggle to put food on the table and pay rent.”
Cruz’s remarks refer to Jayapal’s support for expanded taxation and federal government. The Washington congresswoman’s radical progressive views have included a wide range of government programs.
Jayapal seems to lack a fundamental understanding of how the economy works, which makes her just a tad bit unqualified to be occupying the office she’s currently residing in, wouldn’t you agree?
It’s time for voters to really take a look at what this woman believes and reevaluate whether or not they think she’s going to do what’s actually in the best interest of the country.