Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who will likely run for president in 2020, criticized an NFL team owner over the weekend for purchasing a $100 million yacht.
In a tweet, Warren implied the government knows how to better spend the rich owner's money, such as to "help the millions of yacht-less Americans struggling with student loan debt."
This billionaire NFL owner just paid $100M for a "superyacht" with its own iMax theater. I'm pretty sure he can pay my new #UltraMillionaireTax to help the millions of yacht-less Americans struggling with student loan debt. https://t.co/Gk4ifAkxdT
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 26, 2019
Critics slammed Warren's tweet for several reasons, including for implying the government should be able to tell wealthy Americans how to spend their money simply because they're rich.
I'm pretty sure it's none of your damn business which businesses a tax compliant person chooses to empower with his purchases https://t.co/A3PnmXYlhy
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 27, 2019
NFL billionaire buys a $100M yacht, which helps employ people who:
-Transported building materials
-Manufactured building materials
-Mined elements needed to make building materials
Those people get paid for their work, which allows them to live https://t.co/4rX9d0FbaM
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 26, 2019
I wonder how many jobs this guy has created vs you, senator
— Joe Bastardi (@BigJoeBastardi) January 26, 2019
But then there were those who highlighted the irony. Who bought the yacht? None other than Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder!
Of course you're going after the Redskins owner. https://t.co/eILikKvwl5
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 26, 2019
You're only jealous because he owns the Redskins https://t.co/fvyDO9UI0b
— Jake Bequette (@JakeBequette91) January 26, 2019