Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, spoke out strongly against Elizabeth Warren at a conference in Los Angeles.
According to Fox News, while speaking at the Vox Media’s Code Conference in Los Angeles, California, Cuban slammed the leftist politician and her plan to levy a massive wealth tax on high earners.
“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 began in his monologue.
Now, he moved on to Elizabeth Warren and her attempts to blame all of America’s issues on the wealthy and, what she considers, their insufficient taxes.
“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,” Cuban decried.
In the past, Cuban has been outspoken about his dislike to Warren’s tax proposals and he went onto the Fox Business Network in 2021 to speak out against those tax policies.
“Honestly, I don’t think Elizabeth Warren knows at all what she’s talking about when she deals with this,” The Shark Tank star said. “I think she just likes to demonize people that are wealthy and that’s fine.”
“It’s a great political move for her, but I just don’t think that they really understand the implications of taxing unrealized gains,” Cuban concluded.
Back then, Warren chose to respond to Cuban’s attack in an appearance on MSNBC.
“Mark Cuban’s problem is not that I don’t know what I’m Talking about,” said Warren. “Mark Cuban’s Problem is that I know exactly what I’m talking about. We need to change the laws so they’re not written just by the lobbyists for Mark Cuban and his buddies.”
Warren has not responded to Cuban’s most recent remarks as of yet, but she has shown that she is willing to enter a war of words with the billionaire when he brings her name into a conversation.
Earlier this year, Warren was slammed by Elon Musk after she claimed that he did not have to pay taxes in 2018.
“Elon Musk in 2018, we’ve actually seen his tax returns,” Warren began. “You know how much he paid in taxes, one of the richest people in world? Zero.”
Musk eviscerated Warren later in a tweet where he claims to hold the record for the most individual taxes in a single year.
“Will visit IRS next time I’m in DC just to say hi, since I paid the most taxes ever in history for an individual last year. Maybe I can have a cookie or something…”
Will visit IRS next time I’m in DC just to say hi, since I paid the most taxes ever in history for an individual last year. Maybe I can have a cookie or something …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 20, 2022
Musk also criticized Warren’s tax plan that is lauded by other liberals in congress.
“Eventually, they run out of other people’s money and then they come for you,” said must.
It will be interesting to see, in the coming days, how Elizabeth Warren plans to handle her most recent fight against a Billionaire, and to see if Musk and Cuban team up to engage the Democratic Senator.