Senator Elizabeth Warren’s joke of a plan to pay for her trashing of health care, combined with her other wealth taxes, would have seen the confiscation of 2/3rds of the wealth of guys like Bill Gates. Oddly, Gates isn’t thrilled about Warren and isn’t backing her.
Speaking at a forum in New York with New York Times writer Andrew Ross Sorkin, Microsoft founder Bill Gates came off as far from enthusiastic about Warren 2020. Speaking about the wealth tax, Gates said there’s a limit to what he would be willing to pay.
“If I had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine,” Gates said. “But when you say I should pay $100 billion, then I’m starting to do a little math about what I have left over.”
And despite being a vocal Trump critic in the past, Gates would not commit to supporting Warren to defeat the president.
“I’m not going to make political declarations,” Gates said. “But I do think no matter what policy somebody has in mind … whoever I decide will have the more professional approach in the current situation, probably is the thing I will weigh the most. And I hope that the more professional candidate is an electable candidate.”
That’s an interestingly ambiguous phrasing.
Warren responded by claiming that Gates wouldn’t have to pay $100 billion. That’s probably true. Gates’ net worth is a bit over $100 billion. So it would be more like $66 billion plus. And Gates isn’t fond of that idea either.
The Dems are now looking at the prospect of either going into this race underfunded or being kneecapped by some billionaires.
That gives them a choice between Biden and Warren. No wonder they wish there was a Plan C than the senile candidate and the socialist who’s going to cut off their fundraising.