SageBrush wrote:You are not just wrong, you are ideologically blinded.
This is great, so we agree completely with my statement that "so far, Tesla has used a lot of federal dollars to make vehicles exclusively for the 1%.
The $5B number included the tax breaks Nevada gives Tesla for bring thousands of jobs to Nevada
i.e. tax dollars used by Tesla to reduce the actual labor costs to build Teslas.
The $5B number includes the tax break *consumers* receive for installing PV
as I said, I think this is a dumb tax break for the wealthy even when Nissan passes it on in leases, but its still tax dollars used to subsidize the real the costs of building Teslas.
The $5B number includes loans that have been repaid
i.e. Tax dollars used rather than private equity that would have required higher rates of return and required more than just repayment (like preferred stock) - so again, tax dollars used to help build Teslas.
The $5B number includes money other gas guzzler manufacturers pay Tesla for CARB credits
i.e., CARB regulations are taxes charged to other manufactures which in reality are dollars that come out of the pocket of the buyers of those cars [people of normal means] in higher costs. So again, tax dollars used to help build Teslas
So we agree I'm right (rather than wrong) about Tesla getting a lot of tax subsidies. Note I also indicated that I'm well aware lots of other companies get various tax breaks and subsidies too, but not so they can make something that only the rich can buy. So you have called me dumb (can't read), a hypocrite, and an ideolog simply because we disagree on the extent to which its a good idea to invest a lot of tax dollars in a company that makes a product exclusively for the very rich. Its okay to have different opinions on this issue. I can respect yours while disagreeing and do it without the sarcasm, harsh tones, and name calling.
But perhaps LoLRich and this is to off topic so I'll quit.
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