This is as good of a reminder as any that billionaires care about controlling their wealth more than almost anything. Gates has been a critic of Trump for years, but he’s not above flipping sides to make sure that billionaires continue to exist.


Billionaires shouldn’t exist, of course, because no one “earns” a billion dollars. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day for anyone to earn that much money. A billion dollars is simply taken.

A billion dollars is more than any one person can spend within a lifetime and there’s no good reason that a civilized society should allow someone to hoard that much wealth while so many Americans are suffering. And if Gates believes that a 3 percent wealth tax is extreme, he needs to grow the fuck up because Americans aren’t going to stand for it much longer.