Leave it to Democrats to immediately start calling for more rules and taxes when they realize they cannot control someone.
On Wednesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren appeared on MSNBC's "The Beat" and declared that Tesla CEO Elon Musk purchasing Twitter proves that America needs “rules of the road for big tech.”
Host Ari Melber asked, “You have warned about the growing power of big tech. What do you see in Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter?”
Warren replied, “I see that we need to make two big changes. The first one is we need a wealth tax in America. Let’s talk about how Elon’s purchase here was subsidized by tens of millions of people who have paid their taxes every year. The second part is we need rules of the road for big tech. But ultimately, what all of this boils down to is power. Who’s going to have the power in our country? Are we going to make these decisions as a democracy, or is this going to be Elon Musk all by himself off in a room, a bazillionaire who just plays by his own set of rules, and that’s really what’s at stake here.”
She continued, “We need rules of the road, and look. There are going to be rules. Like I said, the only question is will Elon Musk decide all of the rules by himself in a darkroom, or is it going to be the case that we’re going to decide this as a country? We’re going to make rules in a democracy.”
Warren added, “Rules of the road could help facilitate that kind of competition and frankly, break the stranglehold of someone like Elon Musk coming in and owning the whole thing.”
She also tweeted a clip of the interview with the following statement, "Billionaires like Elon Musk play by a different set of rules. We need to make two big changes in America: we need a wealth tax on the ultra-rich and we need rules of the road for Big Tech. There’s too much at stake."
Billionaires like Elon Musk play by a different set of rules. We need to make two big changes in America: we need a wealth tax on the ultra-rich and we need rules of the road for Big Tech. There’s too much at stake. pic.twitter.com/tVMjWUrKhk
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 28, 2022
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