Mark Cuban came out guns blazing at Sen. Elizabeth Warren “everything wrong with politics”. Warren has made it her personal mission to convenience Americans that the rich are what’s wrong with the country.
Democrats like Warren who represent the ‘eat the rich’ crowd are the same ones who don’t want to be held accountable for how money is spent in Washington.
“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 by slamming progressives, with a special emphasis on Warren, who demonize or antagonize the wealthy.
“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 has said multiple times that he doesn’t mind paying more in taxes. In an interview with Fox Cuban said, “I don’t have a problem paying more taxes, whether it’s business or personal,” he claimed at the time.
He clarified that while he is not always happy with how tax money is spent, that is another issue entirely.
“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,” he explained.
Cuban has been pretty clear that he’s for taxing the wealthy but he’s against how Democrats demonize the rich in the process when it’s politicians creating policies that cause the issues in the first place. Cuban has also said previously that how the government spends taxpayer’s funds needs to be better monitored and accounted for.
I don’t think you have to be rich to agree with either point.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.