Tech Billionaire of 'Virgin' Says Americans Need to Pay More Taxes! [Video]
Sir Richard Branson has been working to make commercial space travel possible. In an interview with the folks over at MSNBC Branson steps out of his area of expertise to say that Americans need to be paying more in taxes. Someone needs to tell this guy to stick to what he knows...
Branson, an English businessman and founder of the Virgin Group, said Americans should pay higher taxes, although he acknowledged he is not American during an appearance on MSNBC on Friday.
Branson appeared on MSNBC to discuss Virgin Galactic’s partnership with New Mexico to build the first-ever commercial spaceport. At the end of the interview, host Yasmin Vossoughian asked Branson about income inequality and the role people like him “should play with regards to income inequality.”
“We have a very important role. I think if anybody is fortunate to be successful, wealth, and sometimes extreme wealth, comes with it and there’s an enormous responsibility to redistribute that wealth by setting up, in our case, many, many different kinds of programs,” Branson said.
Branson added that the “extremely wealthy most likely should bear more of the burden than they currently do.”
Does he seriously think that the wealthy are going to give up 50% of their money to 'combat' income inequality? In spite of their own families? Come one, this guy needs to sit down because his head is still in space.
Tech Digest wrote about Branson's company:
Virgin Galactic will reposition its space system consisting of carrier aircraft VMS Eve and spaceship VSS Unity from Mojave, California to Spaceport America over the summer months once cabin interior and other work has been completed by Virgin Galactic’s sister manufacturing organisation, The Spaceship Company (TSC).
It will complete its final test flights from New Mexico for commencing a full commercial service for passengers and research payload. TSC will remain based in Mojave where it will continue building Virgin Galactic’s planned fleet of SpaceShipTwo and carrier aircraft WhiteKnightTwo vehicles.