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Bill Gates Leaves Open The Possibility Of Voting For Trump, Pans Warren’s Tax Ideas


Billionaire Bill Gates panned Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax ideas Wednesday and did not rule out possibly voting for President Donald Trump in 2020 if he is the more “professional” candidate.

“If I had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine,” Gates said during a New York Times conference when discussing a possible wealth tax. “But when you say I should pay $100 billion, then I’m starting to do a little math about what I have left over.” Warren is one of the top Democratic contenders for the White House.

Gates’ comment comes after Warren announced Friday that she would double her billionaire wealth tax to pay for her “Medicare for All” proposal, increasing the number to 6% from 3% on wealth over 10 figures. Her tax would also impose a 2% tax on worth over $50 million.

Much of the revenue would go to pay down her climate change agenda. Warren’s willingness stiff billionaires is a bit too much for Gates to swallow.

“I’m not going to make political declarations,” he said. “But I do think no matter what policy somebody has in mind […] whoever I decide will have the more professional approach in the current situation, probably is the thing I will weigh the most.

Gates added: “And I hope that the more professional candidate is an electable candidate.”

Gates also scrutinized what he believes is the Massachusetts senator’s stridency.  “I’m not sure how open-minded she is, or that she’d even be willing to sit down with somebody who has large amounts of money,” Gates said. Warren, for her part, said Wednesday that she would be willing to meet with the Microsoft founder to discuss her ideas.

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Warren is making gains in the early states as she draws support from 22 percent of likely caucusgoers in Iowa, while Sen. Bernie Sanders pulls in 19 percent, according to a NYT poll published Nov. 1.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, long considered the moderate in the race, is raking in just 17%.

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  1. Thomas K. Pedersen

    You can depend on those on the Left being consistent in protection their ideology…UNTIL doing so effects THEIR money and THEIR freedom. Mr. Gates has been a supporter of many a charitable project and used his own money to “vote” for advancement in certain causes. Apparently he had come to the conclusion that he can do a better job of selecting who should benefit from his financial help than does the Government. Mmmm…how droll a concept. Wonder how Sanders or any of the other candidates for the Democrat nomination would react if asked to sign on the dotted line that all but $50,000 a year of THIER money would go to the government to support their proposals of anything first…BEFORE other citizens would see their wealth taken? I would love to see that signing (not words…those they have proven to deny at a later date).

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