Billionaire Elon Musk shared his thoughts on the $1.7 trillion multi-purpose spending bill presented by Congress on Tuesday night.
The Twitter chief conducted a poll on the social media site asking people whether to approve the bill and offered his own thoughts on the matter.
The poll asked the question: “Should Congress approve the $1.7 trillion multi-purpose spending bill?” In the early hours of Wednesday morning, more than 1.6 million Twitter users voted, with 75.4% saying “no” and 24.6% saying “yes”.
Sharing his own view on the matter, Musk said, “I’m in favor of a small bill to keep things going, but common sense suggests that this is the least amount needed over the holidays.”
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He also criticized the bill, saying, “It is unlikely that it will be in the public’s interest to pass a giant spending bill that almost no one has read.”
Federal lawmakers A massive $1.7 trillion spending bill Open to the public on Tuesday morning. Lawmakers have until the end of the week to pass the bill, which will fund the government by September.
A deal is needed to prevent the government from shutting down.
Some lawmakers have voiced complaints about the turnaround time to read the 4,155-page bill, which includes $858 billion in defense spending and $772.5 billion in non-defense discretionary spending.
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Musk offers polls and results on a variety of topics, including the final question that asks if he should step down as Twitter’s CEO.
After the poll ended, 57.5% voted in the affirmative.
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Musk kept his promise by tweeting, “I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone stupid enough to take the job!”
Aislinn Murphy of FOX Business contributed to this report.