On November 2, Tesla CEO Musk posted a poem of “Seven Steps” by Cao Zhi on Weibo:Boil the beans to burn the bean dichotoma, and the beans are weeping in the cauldron. It was born from the same root, so why is it too anxious to fry each other. “Seven Step Poems” is a poem by Cao Zhi, a poet of Wei Dynasty during the Three Kingdoms period. Musk’s move aroused the attention of netizens. Some netizens said: “What happened to Teacher Ma?”
Behind Musk’s post is his own helplessness. Why do you say that? Because according to US media reports, the United States intends to levy a “billionaire income tax”, 10 top Americans such as Musk and Bezos may pay huge taxes for this.
Among them, Musk will pay 50 billion US dollars in taxes in the first five years, and Bezos will also pay 44 billion US dollars. Musk also frequently questioned this, and he also sent several tweets to refute the “billionaire tax.”
He cited: The debt ratio of the US federal government was 56% in 2000. It has now risen to 126% and is still rising rapidly. The current US Treasury bond scale is US$28.9 trillion. On average, each taxpayer needs to bear US$229,000.
“Even if all billionaires are taxed 100%, it would be a drop in the scale of the overall debt. Obviously, the remaining gap will be borne by the general public. This is the most basic mathematics.”
It is worth mentioning that Musk also retweeted the ancient poem on Sina Weibo, and then posted a Weibo saying: “If the World Food Program can accurately explain how more than 6 billion US dollars will solve the global hunger problem, I will sell my Tesla shares and donate immediately.”
Prior to this, Bisley, the Administrator of the United Nations World Food Program, tweeted in early October calling on Musk to “take immediate one-time action” to “help 42 million people worldwide not starve to death.” In an exclusive interview with foreign media last week, he reiterated this view.