Elon Musk’s remarkable year and plans for the future regarding space travel played a key role in his selection as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. Democratic lawmakers, party leaders and other well-known Democrats weighed in on Twitter. They had sharp criticism of the selection.
U.S Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted out, “When someone makes it big in America—millionaire big, billionaire big, Person of the Year big—part of it has to include paying it forward so the next kid can get a chance, too.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren accused Elon Musk of freeloading even though he employed tens-of thousands people and his work has enabled a new private space economy.
In another tweet Warren said, “Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else.”
“It’s *TIME* for Elon Musk to pay his fair share in taxes.” Rep. Pramila Jayapal said in her tweet.
Though Musk has faced scrutiny for being selected as Person of the Year, he has been doing some notable things to help solve some of Earth’s problems. He established The Boring Company in 2016. A tunneling and construction firm with ambitions to tackle traffic congestion issues across America – the company already created a “loop system” at Las Vegas Convention Center which they are planning to expand upon as well as additional projects elsewhere around Texas or Florida .
Another project he is working on is SpaceX’s reusable Starship rocket, which will carry humans to the moon, Mars and beyond. Musk is trying to make human life multi-planetary and is aiming for its first orbital test launch in January. The Federal Aviation Administration has already given their approval on this project subject only if completion of an environmental assessment by December 31st .