One thing that has surprised me since I arrived in Holland has been the number of Tesla vehicles on the roads. Considering the extremely generous tax breaks that the EU and Holland give to people who buy these vehicles I thought that I’d be seeing a lot more of them. Sure there’s a few around, but it’s nothing like Tesla-city which is what inner Melbourne has become.
I really appreciate seeing Tesla cars because it is an absolutely rock solid method of formally identifying a total douchebag. You can never miss with this one. Just aim in the general direction of the world and the identification process will be complete.
Keep in mind that Tesla only exists because of tax subsidies. Without those subsidies there wouldn’t be a company. Elon Musk, (what kind of stupid fucking name is that anyway?), is not a businessman. He is a tax hoover. He takes from the poor and gives to the rich, after the rich pay him a bit of course. This is why you just have to be a wanker to drive these cars. On the one hand you’re a virtue signaling tool, but on the other hand you’re doing it on the backs of people who can’t afford to buy new cars.
Musk not being a businessman is why I found it so hilarious that he stormed out of Trump’s early council of business leaders or whatever that was. Of course, the reason that he did so was because Trump planned to pull out of the Paris agreement, an agreement which Musk’s entire tax-subsidy-business model is based upon. If you take away the subsidies then he won’t sell any cars because the economics don’t add up.
Don’t believe me? Check this out:
Consider the Journal’s revelations about Tesla sales in Hong Kong. After the government there, effective April 1, eliminated a tax break for those purchasing electric vehicles, the number of Tesla cars registered fell to zero. That’s right. Zero.
“Not a single newly purchased Tesla model was registered in Hong Kong in April,” the paper reported. In the month prior to the loss of the tax break, Hong Kong consumers registered 2,939 new Tesla vehicles.
So we go from 2,939 douchebags coming out of the closet one month, to a big fat zero the following month when the tax breaks were removed. How about that? Free market economy much?
I don’t think that there has been any person in the history of the world who has been the recipient of more taxpayer’s money than Elon Musk. What’s amazing is that the same progressive idiots who rail against big business and who will go and watch a movie featuring Robin Hood whom they love, a dude who supposedly stole back the money from the government that had forcibly taken it from the poor, (also known as taxation), these people also reckon Musk is the best thing since they installed those automatic cashiers in MacDonalds so you don’t have to watch a brain-dead sixteen year old fuck up your order in front of you any more.
The Wall Street Journal reported this week that it drives Mr. Musk “crazy” when critics argue that his company is the creation of government subsidies and handouts. Perhaps he reacts so strongly because he knows they may have a point.
They do indeed have a point, a very big point, billions of tax dollars of point, I would say.
Without tax subsidies Elon Musk would not only not have a company, I’d wager that he’d be a bankrupt as well. When the global warming scam starts to unravel it will happen fast, like a domino effect, because governments will not want to be the ones sitting there with egg on their faces, even though they will. When that happens those tax subsidies will disappear faster than lines of coke at Tesla owner fan-club meetings.
Tesla owners will be left with a car that has a very expensive battery with a limited life and no company making new ones. I wonder what they will do then? Will they carefully husband the resources of their aging white elephant of a vehicle, you know, to save the environment and all that, (can’t have waste now). Or will they unceremoniously ditch the cars on the side of the road? I wonder.
But, douchebags gotta douchebag. It’s a universal law.