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Tesla CEO Elon Musk responds to Elizabeth Warren: “Please don’t call the manager on me Senator Karen”

Not long after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tweeted that Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk should “actually pay taxes and stop freeloading,” Musk fired back, calling Warren “Senator Karen.”

The term “Karen” is a slang term for an obnoxious, angry, and entitled middle-aged woman.

“Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else,” Warren tweeted, along with an article about billionaire Musk being named Time’s Person of the Year. Musk also Tweeted the following; “You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason.”

In an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday, Warren clapped back, calling Musk “the world’s richest freeloader,” and claiming he ”evidently has a very thin skin.”

She continued: “But you know the part that makes me angry about this? It’s on behalf of every public-school teacher, every waitress, every computer programmer, every street cleaner who actually paid taxes, and that means they paid more than Elon Musk did in federal income taxes.”

“And that’s just not right, and it means the system is broken. But the days when these guys not only get to rake it all in, but then rub everybody else’s nose in it while they head off into outer space and declare how they did this all on their own when they were subsidized by the federal government and subsidized by every waitress and public-school teacher who paid their taxes’ is over. This is wrong and Elon Musk needs to eat a big dish of that,” she concluded. 

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH 

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: YAHOO NEWS

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Paul, 37, is from Scotland in the UK, but currently lives and works in Bangkok. Paul has worked in different industries such as telemarketing, retail, hospitality, farming, insurance, and teaching, where he works now. He teaches at an all-girls High School in Bangkok. “It’s a lot of work, but I love my job.” Paul has an active interest in politics. His reason for writing for FBA is to offer people the facts and allow them to make up their own minds. Whilst he believes opinion columns have their place, it is also important that people can have accurate news with no bias.

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