Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has repeatedly mocked Democrat politicians and attacked their policies in 2021 as the party becomes more polarizing and pushes more extreme left-wing policies.
Musk, currently the richest man in the world, was named as Time Magazine’s 2021 Person of the Year. The magazine described him as a “clown, genius, edgelord, visionary, industrialist, showman, cad; a madcap hybrid of Thomas Edison, P.T. Barnum, Andrew Carnegie and Watchmen’s Doctor Manhattan, the brooding, blue-skinned man-god who invents electric cars and moves to Mars.”
Musk is known for founding SpaceX and The Boring Company, co-founding Tesla Motors, and aggressively championing cryptocurrencies.
The following are some of Musk’s top jabs against the political Left this year:
7. Musk attacks big government—the core theme of the Democrat Party.
In remarks earlier this month at The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit, Musk slammed big government:
It does not make sense to take the job of capital allocation away from people with a demonstrated great skill in capital allocation and give it to an entity that has demonstrated very poor skill in capital allocation. Think of the government essentially as a corporation in the limit. The government is simply the biggest corporation, with a monopoly on violence and where you have no recourse.
6. Musk mocks Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) with crude tweet.
Last month, Musk polled his 66 million Twitter followers, asking them if he should sell 10% of his Tesla stock.
“Whether or not the world’s wealthiest man pays any taxes at all shouldn’t depend on the results of a Twitter poll,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) responded. “It’s time for the Billionaires Income Tax.”
Musk responded, “Why does ur pp look like u just came?”
Why does ur pp look like u just came?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 7, 2021
5. Musk slams Democrats’ extreme push to tax unrealized capital gains.
The extreme left-wing proposal gained steam in the wake of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) opposing raising corporate and individual tax rates to pay for Democrat President Joe Biden’s massive multi-trillion dollar social spending bill.
The New York Times reported:
Billionaires could be taxed on unrealized capital gains on their liquid assets, Democratic officials said yesterday. It would affect people with $1 billion in assets or those who have reported at least $100 million in income for three consecutive years, according to news reports. That would ensnare perhaps 700 taxpayers — or the wealthiest 0.0002 percent — but Democrats hope it would generate at least $200 billion in revenue over a decade. It would cover not only stocks, but also other assets like real estate.
Musk criticized the plan, which came from Wyden, writing: “Eventually, they run out of other people’s money and then they come for you.”
Exactly. Eventually, they run out of other people’s money and then they come for you.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 26, 2021
4. Musk trolls Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
“We must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share,” Sanders said in a tweet on November 13th. “Period.”
“I keep forgetting that you’re still alive,” Musk fired back. Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word …”
Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 14, 2021
3. Musk slams Democrats’ Build Back Better Act.
Musk warned against passing Democrat President Joe Biden’s massive multi-trillion-dollar Build Back Better Act, pointing out how it would add to the “insane” federal deficit.
“Honestly, I would just can this whole bill,” Musk said at The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit earlier this month. “Don’t pass it, that’s my recommendation.”
The next day, Musk shared an analysis from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School — Musk’s alma mater — that explained that the national debt would increase by over 24% if the bill’s provisions are made permanent.
The analysis stated:
We evaluate the Act under two scenarios. In the first scenario, PWBM presents the spending and revenue provisions ‘as written’ in the legislative text where certain provisions sunset within the 10-year budget window. Under this scenario, we project that the long-run trajectory of public debt would be 1.5 percent larger and that GDP would be 0.2 percent lower in 2050 relative to baseline projections.
Under the second scenario, we assume that temporary provisions of the proposal are extended permanently. We find that, against baseline projections, government debt would be more than 24 percent larger in 2050 and GDP would be about 3 percent lower in the same year.
“There is a lot of accounting trickery in this bill that isn’t being disclosed to the public,” Musk said about the Build Back Better Act. “Nothing is more permanent than a ‘temporary’ government program.”
Nothing is more permanent than a “temporary” government program
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 8, 2021
2. Musk mocks Biden.
Musk has repeatedly mocked Biden online after Biden has spurned the CEO and his companies, despite their extraordinary accomplishments.
Musk responded to a Twitter user who asked why Biden had not acknowledged that SpaceX’s ‘Inspiration4’ mission, the world’s first all-civilian crew spaceflight, raised hundreds of millions of dollars for charity by tweeting: “He’s still sleeping.”
He’s still sleeping
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 19, 2021
Musk has slammed Biden for being a “puppet” for the United Auto Workers union and for not inviting Tesla to an EV event at the White House’s.
Biden is a UAW 🧦 puppet
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 31, 2021
Yeah, seems odd that Tesla wasn’t invited
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 5, 2021
Musk also has tweeted out a meme mocking Biden for being inappropriately handsy with people:
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 21, 2020
1. Musk trolls Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
This week, Warren, a far-left senator that many view as kooky and obnoxious, responded to Musk being awarded Time Magazine’s Person of the Year by tweeting: “Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else.”
Musk responded with a torrent of tweets, the first of which was an op-ed published on Fox News that featured the title: “Elizabeth Warren is a fraud — Her lies about being Native American disqualify her from presidency, Senate.”
“Stop projecting!” Musk declared in the tweet.
“You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason,” Musk said. “Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Karen 🙏.”
Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Karen 🙏
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 14, 2021
A few hours later, Musk continued, adding: “And if you opened your eyes for 2 seconds, you would realize I will pay more taxes than any American in history this year. Don’t spend it all at once … oh wait you did already.”
Don’t spend it all at once … oh wait you did already
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 14, 2021