Yes, I know there are a lot of twitter threads out there where this same case could be made. Nonetheless, I give you Bernie Sanders responding to an assertion from Bill Gates about wealth taxes:
Look, Bernie Sanders is a dumb-ass old socialist whose entire ideology is based on a complete misunderstanding of how things really work. But that's his bread and butter, it's how he attracts support, mostly from young, starry-eyed idealists. But my goodness, the responses to his ignorance are--for the most part--equally ignorant, whether they're criticizing him or lauding him.
The US government spent almost $5 trillion last year, but that additional $100 billion will cure homelessness and give everyone clean drinking water.....I have some ocean front property in Arizona I'm willing to sell for $100 billion.
SNL nailed this whole concept with this quote last week: “We’re talking trillions,” she (Kate Mckinnon playing Elizabeth Warren) answered. “When the numbers are this big they’re just pretend.”