As we told you earlier this afternoon, Elizabeth Warren cited Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyderâ€™s latest purchase as proof the super-rich should be subjected to paying much more in taxes:
This billionaire NFL owner just paid $100M for a "superyacht" with its own iMax theater. I'm pretty sure he can pay my new #UltraMillionaireTax to help the millions of yacht-less Americans struggling with student loan debt. https://t.co/Gk4ifAkxdT
â€” Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 26, 2019
Warrenâ€™s tweet got hammered for several different reasons, including this one:
imagine thinking someone elseâ€™s hard earned money should be yours because youâ€™re jealous https://t.co/knkc6Me0yM
â€” Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 26, 2019
Democrat Nebraska State Senator Megan Hunt defended Warren this way:
No one earns a billion dollars.
â€” Senator Megan Hunt (@NebraskaMegan) January 26, 2019
Just staking my claim for the upcoming ratio.
Don't mind me. ??
â€” ????????? ?????? (@CAntkow) January 26, 2019
Iâ€™m just here for theâ€¦well, you know. pic.twitter.com/kr7ZGF7Vtf
â€” Lady L. North (@LadyLNorth) January 26, 2019
That helped spark SO MANY questions, comments and eye rolls:
I actually googled her to see if she was a real Senator, or a parody account.
Surprisingly she's a real Senator. https://t.co/VGNmcpmZmz
â€” Eric Spencer (@JustEric) January 26, 2019
NOT The Onion!
Did Obama, Warren, Sanders and Pelosi earn their millions?
â€” Jennifer Bossypants ? (@ajenable) January 26, 2019
If someone has more than a billion dollars in wealth, it more likely they created it, not 'earned' it. Your primary economic ignorance is thinking wealth is a fixed pie, and its just not divided equally.
â€” AJT (@jbboote) January 26, 2019
She says this while representing Warren Buffett's districtâ€¦.
â€” Merica's uncle HAM (@Merica_Media) January 26, 2019
â€” Bob Sutton: Fired! Spags: Hired! (@Squish78) January 26, 2019
â€” JJ (@jjbarnhart) January 26, 2019
â€” Heather Hampton (@MomTo6Lambs) January 26, 2019
And you were elected?!?! There are seriously people who voted for you? On purpose?!
â€” Gary S. Willie (@GarySWillie) January 26, 2019
Here are some opposing arguments:
No politician earns their salary.
â€” Paul R Williams (@Luap2112) January 26, 2019
No one earns a state senate seat https://t.co/nX7YlmThJS
â€” Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) January 26, 2019
The final question goes to Nick Searcy:
â€” Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) January 26, 2019
Weâ€™ll wait. But hey, if Warrenâ€™s the Democrat nominee, maybe sheâ€™s found her running mate.