Skip to comments.Tesla’s Elon Musk says he’ll leave California due to coronavirus shutdown. Who cares? (Sacramento Bee editorial)
Posted on 05/10/2020 8:33:51 AM PDT by rintintin
Poor Elon Musk. COVID-19 has killed nearly 2,700 Californians so far, but hes the one whos truly suffering during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Tesla founder and billionaire CEO launched a fresh Twitter tantrum on Saturday. He threatened to move his electric car company out of California as a protest against the states coronavirus stay-at-home order.
Frankly, this is the final straw, wrote Musk on Twitter after health officials in Alameda County declined to let Teslas factory re-open this week. Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately.
Musk also insulted Alameda Countys health officer, calling her unelected & ignorant.
Unfortunately for Musk, Gov. Gavin Newsoms statewide stay-at-home order is extremely popular with the vast majority of Californians. And for good reason: Our collective efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 has saved tens of thousands of lives.
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He’d have gone broke without massive government subsidies. Take away the taxpayer funding and all the ‘green’ companies ultimately fail.
I agree, but he’s on the side of the angels on this one.
Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately.
Uhhhh, not so fast. He and his minions need to be searched for contraband leftist BS.
This will cement Newsomes place in leftist lore and all but guarantee his partys nomination in 2024....the governor who stood up to the billionaire corporations.
Its interesting thats the straw that broke the camels back.
I actually have gained more respect for him... if he carries thru. It shows that he has a limit on how much sheet hell swallow.
And just like that, everyone forgot he never delivered the ventilators he bragged about. This is how a fly by night works.
Hopefully he won’t go to Idaho.
Should have moved to Texas or the Midwest years ago.
The narrative has changed from flattening the curve to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed, to we must force people to stay home to save lives.
Of course dems want to destroy Trump at any cost. That is what is really driving this train.
That’s a great point. As a long-suffering CA conservative, I gotta warn you folks in TX, don’t necessarily cheer the arrival of several thousand engineers from the Golden State. These are the sort of folks who vote for Ro Khanna or Eric Swallwell in their district. Yes, Tesla will bring jobs and money to your state, but it’ll also help elect Democrats.
This ones going to leave a sting.
I’m just happy to see Musk give Guv. Nuisance a black eye.
The same paper that is begging for a bailout/financial help is mocking a business for moving to a more business friendly state??
Nah, he’ll have to hire Texans. Few of those Cali snowflakes will move to redneck land.
Ventilators were delivered. https://twitter.com/doctorsomil/status/1250872575422423041?s=21