David Crosby Says ‘Dimwitted’ Jeff Bezos Should Pay Taxes
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young icon David Crosby recently shared a post on his official Twitter account targetting Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and once again drew attention to the businessperson’s unpaid income taxes.
ProPublica, which is a non-profit organization practicing investigative journalism in the U.S., analyzed the tax payments of billionaires. Following their research, ProPublica found out that some of the world’s wealthiest people, such as Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg, and Jeff Bezos didn’t pay any federal income tax, or they just paid minimal rates in recent years.
It seems like America’s billionaires developed their own strategies to avoid paying income taxes. For instance, Jeff Bezos didn’t pay any federal income tax in 2007 and in 2011, as Elon Musk did in 2018. The assets like stock and property are among the sources of their wealth, but these assets are not recognized as taxable income by U.S. laws, and thus, they have a legitimate way to avoid paying taxes.
Many Americans were shocked when they found out about it, and they started criticizing the inequality of the tax system in the United States. David Crosby was one of the many people who revealed his discontent upon hearing the news. In one of his past tweets, Crosby criticized Jess Bezos and Elon Musk for not paying taxes. Crosby stated before that he is a fan of Tesla and Elon Musk because of their contributions to humanity but thinks Musk still needs to pay taxes.
In his recent tweet, David Crosby targeted Jeff Bezos again about the taxes and called him ‘dimwitted.’ He explained that these big companies make a tremendous amount of money, so they need to pay their income taxes. The common citizens, including him, all pay their taxes, so everyone else should also do it.
In Crosby’s words, he wrote:
“Certainly, Amazon and its dimwitted owner should pay taxes. Certainly, every company making money here should damned well pay taxes here. We pay, so everybody should. Huge corps first.”
You can see the tweet below.
Certainly Amazon and it’s dimwitted owner should pay taxes …certainly EVERY company making money here should damned well pay taxes here ….we pay ….so …everybody should …huge corps first
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) November 15, 2021