Senator Elizabeth Warren raised eyebrows on both sides of the political aisle this week after her campaign store began selling merchandise labeled with “Billionaire Tears,” a move some are calling inappropriate and distasteful.
“Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren isn’t backing down from her fight against billionaires — in fact, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts is now selling $25 ‘billionaire tears’ mugs on her campaign website,” reports Yahoo News.
“In November 2019, billionaire and former Goldman Sachs executive Leon Cooperman (who as recently as 2017 settled with the SEC on insider-trading charges) was brought to tears on live television while discussing the prospect that a President Elizabeth Warren might require him to pay his fair share in taxes,” writes Warren’s webstore.
“Savor a warm, slightly salty beverage of your choice in this union-made mug as you contemplate all the good a wealth tax could do: universal childcare, student debt cancellation, universal free college, and more,” adds the site.
By popular demand:
— Team Warren (@TeamWarren) November 14, 2019
“I’ve paid over $10 billion in taxes,” said billionaire Bill Gates when asked to comment on Warren’s ‘Ultra Wealth’ tax. “If I had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine. But when you say I should pay $100 billion, OK then I’m starting to do a little math about what I have left over. You really want the incentive system to be there, and you can go a long way without threatening that.”
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Source: Yahoo News