To kick off today’s debate over a claim that billionaires are not only a bad thing, but should also be “abolished,” we turn to New York Times columnist Farhad Manjoo:
Anyway, Abolish billionaires. https://t.co/NqbhUetUbn
— Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) December 14, 2019
Bernie Sanders would likely agree in full.
Make it illegal to make a lot of money? That seems legit.
— Shawn "4 Colly" Bird(s) 🎄 (@ShawnTheRuiner) December 14, 2019
It’s certainly a take, though it could come with some fallout if it were to ever come to fruition:
You’d be unemployed. https://t.co/l2PKnpikR7
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 14, 2019
Who would you work for?
— Josh_Seattle (@CreamsikleNW) December 14, 2019
Not thinking their lefty visions all the way through seems to be as prevalent as ever these days.
Why? Be as detailed in your answer as possible. https://t.co/QrGEmsuAE5
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) December 14, 2019
Without billionaires, who's gonna fund all of your big government programs? https://t.co/pNZnBCtc9R
— Daniel Collins 🤯 (@danielc4liberty) December 14, 2019
Who will pay for your utopia once billionaires no longer exist?
— Nate Clem (@NateClem_IN) December 14, 2019
Also, exactly how billionaires would be “abolished” in a progressive utopia is anybody’s guess.
Should we go full Stalinist and line them up for elimination or just Wilsonian with a 77% income tax rate?
— BoborRobby (@rstears1) December 14, 2019