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Old 12-30-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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This is what happens when you get a subsidy from the Government.

Tesla CEO Buys $17 Million Mansion; Got $465 Million Govt. Loan
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:26 AM   #2
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Shades of Solyndra!

Wow. Half a billion "loan" to build luxury electric cars. First you set some of the money aside so you can "make payments" for a while. Then you burn through the cash, set aside a nice set of lifetime investments and assets for yourself. Set for life, a company soon to fail... all on the taxpayer. Is this a great country or what?

I wonder what the other board members of Tesla have raked off for themselves while the middle class struggles.

This clown also runs SpaceX which is also, you guessed it, heavily subsidized by the govt.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:37 PM   #3
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Ken loves him.

He is what libs call a "capitalist."

The future indeed.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:21 PM   #4
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Well, at least he doesn't make AR-15s: the "Preferred Gun of Gun-Haters".
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:48 AM   #5
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This is what happens when you get a subsidy from the Government.

Tesla CEO Buys $17 Million Mansion; Got $465 Million Govt. Loan
First, Elon Musk made himself a billionaire with PayPal long before he got a subsidy for Tesla. You aren't paying for his mansion or anything else.

Second, you're being distracted from the real robbery:

"Notably, 56 percent of the total tax subsidies went to just four industries: financial, utilities, tele-communications, and oil, gas & pipelines. Total subsidies: $222 BILLION bucks."


Gee, the 98% are helping fund oil and gas execs with our tax money? I wonder how many mansions the CEOs of those companies own?


Over Half of All U.S. Tax Subsidies Go to Four Industries. Guess Which Ones? | ThinkProgress
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:10 AM   #6
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[quote=The Spaceman;279314]First, Elon Musk made himself a billionaire with PayPal long before he got a subsidy for Tesla. You aren't paying for his mansion or anything else.

Second, you're being distracted from the real robbery:

"Notably, 56 percent of the total tax subsidies went to just four industries: financial, utilities, tele-communications, and oil, gas & pipelines. Total subsidies: $222 BILLION bucks."


Gee, the 98% are helping fund oil and gas execs with our tax money? I wonder how many mansions the CEOs of those companies own?



The real robbery Sir is the State subsidizing anything. Mr. Musk should have been using his own money. Tesla is not performing and it doesn't look like it ever will. The State exists to protect our rights not to parcel benevolence.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:21 AM   #7
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Well, at least he doesn't make AR-15s: the "Preferred Gun of Gun-Haters".

Could have been the AK 47 Assault Rifle, the preferred weapon of our enemys, it makes a distinctive sound when fired at you.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:58 PM   #8
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Could have been the AK 47 Assault Rifle, the preferred weapon of our enemys, it makes a distinctive sound when fired at you.
Our Government makes the users of THOSE weapons look "downright Neighborly" by comparison, nowadays.
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First, Elon Musk made himself a billionaire with PayPal long before he got a subsidy for Tesla. You aren't paying for his mansion or anything else.

Second, you're being distracted from the real robbery:

"Notably, 56 percent of the total tax subsidies went to just four industries: financial, utilities, tele-communications, and oil, gas & pipelines. Total subsidies: $222 BILLION bucks."


Gee, the 98% are helping fund oil and gas execs with our tax money? I wonder how many mansions the CEOs of those companies own?


Over Half of All U.S. Tax Subsidies Go to Four Industries. Guess Which Ones? | ThinkProgress
So are you for or against subsidies?
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Damn. I had quite the screed written until I noticed the forum.
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