Bernie Sanders on Richard Bransonl’s space flight: “Billionaires have to pay more taxes because in the US people are starving.” “Here on Earth, in the richest country on the planet, half of our people live from paycheck to paycheck,” lamented the senator.
Sanders, senator for the state of Vermont, has pronounced this Sunday on the first space flight of British billionaire Richard Branson aboard the SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity, developed by his space tourism company Virgin Galactic.
The politician, who is also a millionaire, wrote on his Twitter account that “here on Earth, in the richest country on the planet, half of our people live from paycheck to paycheck, people are fighting to feed themselves, fighting for see a doctor. ” Meanwhile, “the richest guys in the world are in outer space,” he denounced.
“Yes. It is time to tax billionaires,” stressed the senator.
Here on Earth, in the richest country on the planet, half our people live paycheck to paycheck, people are struggling to feed themselves, struggling to see a doctor — but hey, the richest guys in the world are off in outer space!
Yes. It's time to tax the billionaires.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 11, 2021