By – Pamela Williams
Has anyone else been taken aback to find China seems to be the new man on the block now? Come on, give me a break, Elon.
Elon Musk in an interview:
“China rocks in my opinion. The energy in China is great. People there – there’s like a lot of smart, hard working people. And they’re really — they’re not entitled, they’re not complacent, whereas I see in the United States increasingly much more complacency and entitlement especially in places like the Bay Area, and L.A. and New York.”
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk lamented the “entitled” and “complacent” character of people in the United States, and lauded the “smart” and “hard working people” of China, in the first installment of a three-part interview with Automotive News’ “Daily Drive” podcast published Friday.
Specifically, Musk criticized New York and California — states that have supported his businesses, especially Tesla, with considerable tax breaks, regulatory credits and other government help.
Last year, Chinese government officials helped Tesla secure loans worth around $1.6 billion to construct and begin manufacturing vehicles at the company’s relatively new Shanghai factory. This year, the Shanghai government helped Tesla get back to normal operations quickly, at its new plant, after the region was struck by a Covid-19 outbreak and issued widespread quarantines that temporarily suspended manufacturing there.
Musk pointed out, Telsa has not received as much assistance from the government in China as domestic companies. “They have been supportive. But it would be weird if they were more supportive to a non-Chinese company. They’re not,” he said.
The enthusiasm the mercurial Musk expressed for China contrasted with his previously stated disdain for communism. In a tweet on Monday this week, Musk mocked social welfare programs in general, and Karl Marx’s “Das Kapital.”
During the Automotive News podcast, Musk also compared the U.S., California and New York to sports teams about to lose their winning status.
“When you’ve been winning for too long you sort of take things for granted. The United States, and especially like California and New York, you’ve been winning for too long. When you’ve been winning too long you take things for granted. So, just like some pro sports team they win a championship you know a bunch of times in a row, they get complacent and they start losing.”
However, Tesla has benefited from other forms of government assistance in the U.S. According to analysis by the Los Angeles Times, Tesla’s government assistance in the U.S. has surpassed $4.9 billion.
Tesla’s government support in California has included more than $220 million in sales and use tax exclusions from the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority, as well as zero emission vehicle and solar renewable energy credits granted by the state. The sale of these regulatory credits were a major factor in Tesla’s profitability in the past four quarters.
As CNBC and others previously reported, New York state spent $959 million on a solar-panel factory in Buffalo, now operated by Tesla, in a drive to bring more than 1,000 high-paying tech and manufacturing jobs to the state.
Tesla hasn’t fulfilled its employment obligations in New York so far. A financial filing out this week revealed that Tesla has obtained a full-year extension from the state in order to meet the head count requirement. If it does not, Musk’s electric car and renewable energy venture will have to pay back $41 million to the Empire State.
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Wow, it is so shocking to see how some turn on the hand that feeds them the moment they start winning. ‘Loyalty’ is one of the most important traits that can be found in any human being. It is the foundation of any long term relationship.
Without loyalty, there can be no respect between two people. This is not to say, one should not criticize or evaluate in truth a relationship. Your first loyalty should be to yourself, and that, in fact, should make you steadfast in your integrity. If you trash me when I am down…please, leave and don’t come back. Don’t slam the door on your way out.
How did China go from being an abusive Communist country to the new hero of the world? It has been a bizarre and overnight transformation, and one the Democrats (Deceivers) have been working on for a very long time now.
I have written article after article on what the Democrats did from the moment Hillary Clinton lost the election to President Trump. Come on, people…why did they do it?
They sold out to Communist China a long time ago, and Communist China was in the process of a slow takeover of the United States.
What stopped them?
Without this man, you will be afraid of what tomorrow will bring here in the United States. People are showing their true colors, and President Trump and his Team are rounding up the bad guys.
(Never forget how far we have come. Epstein and Company can no longer do their dirty deeds on Epstein Island. )
But the Deceivers want to defund the police and the military!
Can anyone in all honesty say we don’t need our police force and our military? There are bad apples in every bunch, but grow up and be honest. Do you want to be owned by Communist China? Do you want to ever take a vacation or trip in this Country without knowing you can stop and get police help if you need it?
With George Soros funding protests all over this Country, you may need help to get past a roadblock. Here in my community, our roads were blocked last evening due to a Black Lives Matter protest.
All I have ever seen in my life are whites and blacks living side be side in friendship, and now we are being used by George Soros to start a race war all in the name of a Communist takeover.
If you don’t love this Country, leave now. If you love this Land, which has nourished and fed you, then stay and be loyal.
If you have enjoyed land ownership here in the United States, count your blessings. A takeover by China might prohibit that.
Farmers are not allowed to own land, a policy that goes back to one of the founding decisions of the Communist revolution.
In Xiaoxihe, a rolling eastern Chinese region of rice paddies and fishponds, farmers speak of land ownership as something so improbable that it defies imagination.
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I am going to conclude with an article concerning Black Lives Matter and China.
On July 3rd of this year, Natural News reported that communist China was trafficking full-auto weapons parts into Florida as a way to arm Black Lives Matter terrorists in advance of a planned armed uprising / revolution. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) had interdicted and seized a shipment of over 10,000 full-auto upgrade parts that convert semi-auto rifles into full-auto weapons.
The weapons were destined for “a residence” in Melbourne, Florida. Inside the shipment was over 10,000 small machine parts that function as full-auto drop-in upgrades for AR-15s. Natural News was able to determine that this operation was part of an attempt by communist China to destabilize the United States by arming Antifa and Black Lives Matter terrorists.
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Disclaimer: This is a guest post and it doesn’t necessarily represent the views of IWB.