Elizabeth Warren makes fresh push for wealth tax – ‘Yes, Jeff Bezos, I’m looking at you’


CNBC: Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday reignited her push for a tax on the wealth of the richest Americans and called out billionaire Amazon founder and space-tourism magnate Jeff Bezos for what she views as his failure to pay his fair share.

“Why should a fool have money in his hand to buy wisdom when he has no sense?” Proverbs 17:16 ESV

“I want to see us tax wealth, however your wealth is tied up. It shouldn’t make a difference whether you have real estate, or whether you have cash or whether you have a bazillion shares of Amazon. Yes, Jeff Bezos, I’m looking at you,” the Massachusetts Democrat said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

“Whatever form you have your assets — diamonds, yachts, paintings — I think there ought to be a tax on that annually,” she added.

Bezos is the wealthiest person on Earth with a net worth of $207.7 billion, according to Forbes.

Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a CNBC request for comment on behalf of Bezos. Read More