Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, has recently announced he will be dropping out of all presidential councils to protest his disagreement of President Trump dropping out of the Paris Climate Accord. He released the following tweet stating that climate change was indeed real:
The night after Musk released his tweet, Sen. Ted Cruz berated Musk for using a private jet as often as he did. If the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX actually cared about climate change, he would fly commercially rather than in a private jet. Cruz’s remarks were also made via Twitter and can be seen below:
The Billionaire has been ridiculed for his jet before, but with his recent upgrade from a Dassault Falcon 900 B to a Gulfstream G650 ER, he’s getting, even more, flak from the online community. According to Jalopnik.com, Musk went to Washington at least 12 times via his private jet over two years.
Those flights were all for lobbying purposes. According to Breitbart, Musk was lobbying the Department of Energy for a $465 million loan for his company, Tesla. “Around the same time,” Breitbart reports, “Tesla also struck deals with the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority that made the company exempt from up to $320 million in California State sales and U.S. taxes.”
Musk even supported the carbon tax via carbontax.org stating:
“[A]ll we are doing [with a carbon tax] is trying to match the inherent subsidy for fossil fuels . . . on the sustainable energy side. Fossil fuels are already getting a massive subsidy if you believe in global warming. If you don’t then [the subsidy] seems really unfair. If you do then it is like oh we are just trying to correct it.”
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