Billionaire and “Shark Tank” Host Mark Cuban came after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for being “everything wrong with politics” at the 2022 annual Code Conference from Vox Media in Los Angeles.
CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” aired a clip from the conference Wednesday of Cuban arguing against one of the Democratic Party’s most prominent leaders.
“I don’t mind being taxed more. I wrote a blog 20 years ago saying it’s the most patriotic thing you can do, after military service, is pay your taxes, because that’s what allows everybody to live and to prosper,” Cuban explained to interviewer and tech journalist Kara Swisher.
He followed up the comment by slamming progressives, namely Warren, who demonize and antagonize the wealthy because they have money.
“But, yeah, the idea of just ‘soak the rich, billionaire tears that fill that cup’ — screw you, Elizabeth Warren, you’re everything wrong with politics,” he declared.
Cuban made similar statements during a Fox Business interview last year. “I don’t have a problem paying more taxes, whether it’s business or personal,” he said, clarifying that he didn’t always approve of how that money was spent. “Am I happy with the way that the government spends it all the time? No, but that’s a different topic. In terms of taxing unrealized gains, I think that would be a disaster.”
In the same interview, he also slammed Warren specifically, saying, “Honestly, I don’t think Elizabeth Warren knows that’s all what she’s talking about when she deals with this. I think she just likes to demonize people that are wealthy, and that’s fine, it’s a great political move for her, but I just don’t think that they really understand the implications of taxing unrealized gains,” he said.
The Democratic “Tax the Rich,” mentality has been a rallying cry by many prominent liberals, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who, it should be noted, wore a $30,000 dress to the Met Gala last year where she partied, maskless with the selfsame rich at the $30,000 a ticket event.
“Cost per Ticket: $30,000. Virtue signaling to your base while partying—without a mask—with the people you claim to hate: Priceless,” tweeted Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at the time.
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