Wealthy Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo is calling for "an economic revolution" in the United States, because, he says, "capitalism today is failing us."
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Ruffalo — who is reportedly worth an estimate $30 million — made the declaration Sunday on Twitter, writing, "It's time for an economic revolution. Capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children's future."
It’s time for an economic revolution. Capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children’s f… https://t.co/1XjgZjVM6I— Mark Ruffalo (@Mark Ruffalo)1575217807.0
The actor included a link to a Time op-ed from last month titled, " How America's Elites Lost Their Grip," which, according to Fox News, argues that "Americans are increasingly in support of gutting the country's capitalist economy in favor of a new system."
Conservatives pointed out to Ruffalo that there were actions he, himself, could take to implement change. BlazeTV's Allie Beth Stuckey told the actor, "No one's stopping you from distributing your wealth."
@MarkRuffalo No one’s stopping you from distributing your wealth.— Allie Beth Stuckey (@Allie Beth Stuckey)1575254740.0
Author Mark Dice called Ruffalo a "gargantuan hypocrite," adding, "You could personally pay off the student loans of 500 kids and still have over 10 million dollars to your name, Mr. Ruffalo. What are you waiting for?"
@MarkRuffalo You could personally pay off the student loans of 500 kids and still have well over 10 million dollars… https://t.co/E6wM9rLiJN— Mark Dice (@Mark Dice)1575250164.0
Ruffalo, who describes himself as "a climate change advocate with an eye on a better, brighter, cleaner, more hopeful future for all of us," has used his platform to promote Democratic socialism in the past. The actor was a supporter of Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president in 2016 before the candidate lost the Democratic Party's nomination to Hillary Clinton.
Democratic Socialism says it's a moral wrong that 57% of income is going to the top 1%. Universal health care. Medical & family paid leave.— Mark Ruffalo (@Mark Ruffalo)1444784659.0