EDIT: Some grammatical mistakes.
Obviously, I want to him to pay tax.
Obviously, I am aware that he's a millionaire.
Obviously, I am aware that he is on his soapbox (though I'd argue it's his job).
Obviously, I also know that he has one hell of a cushy job; a lot of high-profile politicians do.
But the comment above was made by someone in response to calling out multibillion dollar companies for paying little to nothing in net taxes. Talk about friendly fire: A low tier multimillionaire vs the goings-on of corporations that rake in billions every year. This isn't even a hypothetical of ad absurdum; this is actually absurd. You can't equate the two.
I know that the words “million” and “billion” all kind blend together in a foggy haze when working class people struggle to keep salaries in the low 5-figures, but we can't forget that the difference between the true 0.1% and the so called “upper class” is even greater than that of the latter and the working class.
Maybe we once did have actual class warfare, once upon a time, but that time is past. The 0.1% have somehow made the upper class a scapegoat and pitted the poor against the poor. All the while, corporations make anti-consumer decisions to pad their bottom line (to the tune of their beloved nightingale investors and board members), and, when these decisions backfire following the rejection by the general public (as the true free market should dictate), they and their lobbyists get entire governments to subsidise their “mistakes”, with money they collect from the working class, no less.
The sooner the general public realises that the sensationalism, the serialisation and the publicisation of politics and media, the sooner we realise that we the 99% have very little that divides us. We just need a taste of how much we have in common, how much you can love and empathise with your neighbours. The sooner we realise that our blue shirts and red caps are rank way lower than the very real issue of workers rights violation. The 0.1% know this very well. They love and trust each other in their own way. They look out for each other, in their own way.