Elon Musk is rejected by Biden admin re carbon tax

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Imagine my shock! Biden agrees to the toothless, paper-only Paris Accord, but little else. All talk no action, anyone?

Then if he did it, you’d complain about it as the republicans would throw a massive hissy fit.
 

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Despite personally making EVs sexy, he is disliked by the left because he acknowledged that socialism is cancer.
Because he's an annoying prat like Beardy Branson. That's why. Shut up about left and right for once in your life. I mean jesus christ he called his kid some weird sh*t to do with a plane and Thor and whatever else he could think of while smoking dope.
 

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Because he's an annoying prat like Beardy Branson. That's why. Shut up about left and right for once in your life. I mean jesus christ he called his kid some weird sh*t to do with a plane and Thor and whatever else he could think of while smoking dope.
Let me get this straight.

World is being destroyed by climate change, rich man owns company with the pure intention to accelerate the worlds transition to sustainable energy to combay said issue, which also employs 50k people, has his own foundation (like every other billionaire philanthropist).

But we hate him because he is 'annoying', named his kid a stupid name and took a puff of a blunt with Roe Jogan?

I must have missed something here.

Despite personally making EVs sexy, he is disliked by the left because he acknowledged that socialism is cancer.
I see.
 

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Let me get this straight.

World is being destroyed by climate change, rich man owns company with the pure intention to accelerate the worlds transition to sustainable energy to combay said issue, which also employs 50k people, has his own foundation (like every other billionaire philanthropist).

But we hate him because he is 'annoying', named his kid a stupid name and took a puff of a blunt with Roe Jogan?

I must have missed something here.



I see.
So? What's you're point? We're allowed to dislike him for any reason we want. He owns a company with the pure intention of making money.
 

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He's eccentric and says some stupid things, but once EVs and renewables become the norm and we have a lunar and (eventually) a martian base, he will have contributed to all of this in no small manner.
 

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Sure it is, but doesn't mean he's not making money for himself too right? He comes first, others second.
So puts himself first, then changing the world second.... Yeah what a damn prick.

Sells his possessions, seeks feedback on charities to donate to, promises to give half his fortune away, changing the world for the better by assisting with transitioning to renewables...

but nah fu** him, he's rich, so he clearly puts himself first. he also hangs out with roe jogan. boo hiss boo hiss.
 

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False. I'm on the record as a pro solar environmentalist type around here.

Guess who installed and commissioned this EV charge station? Ya boy, the great FK.

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Thing is Americans are bloody weird when it comes to tax, I mean we have struggled to get a carbon tax here, what chance for them over there?

I like the idea myself of a carbon tax but I know the republicans would have an epileptic fit (as well as a lot of the dems business buddies).

Also what do you think of many republicans complaining about windmills causing power problems in Texas (or blaming the new green deal, which hasn’t even begun yet).
 

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Despite personally making EVs sexy, he is disliked by the left because he acknowledged that socialism is cancer.
I don’t think he is overly loved by left or right (or disliked upon political lines either).

Now regardless of what he’s like, if he is able to do something which benefits humanity as a whole even if he is an asshole or weirdo or whatever, isn’t that a net positive? (Which is kind of a point I think you’d make)
 

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Interesting language. Why did you specifically mention race?
Marketing 101, you study your key demographics. The Asian community earn statistically more money than other demographics, and tend to enjoy gadgets and technology. That's not a racist statement, it's fact.
Thing is Americans are bloody weird when it comes to tax, I mean we have struggled to get a carbon tax here, what chance for them over there?

I like the idea myself of a carbon tax but I know the republicans would have an epileptic fit (as well as a lot of the dems business buddies).

Also what do you think of many republicans complaining about windmills causing power problems in Texas (or blaming the new green deal, which hasn’t even begun yet).
Agreed, but Biden wouldn't agree to even meet with Elon regarding renewables (and a carbon tax would even significantly hurt Elon himself via Spacex), nor would be agree to meet with Ice Cube regarding assistance to the black community.
 

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Imagine my shock! Biden agrees to the toothless, paper-only Paris Accord, but little else. All talk no action, anyone?

Biden has an entire climate plan. It needs to get passed congress first.
 

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Marketing 101, you study your key demographics. The Asian community earn statistically more money than other demographics, and tend to enjoy gadgets and technology. That's not a racist statement, it's fact.

Agreed, but Biden wouldn't agree to even meet with Elon regarding renewables (and a carbon tax would even significantly hurt Elon himself via Spacex), nor would be agree to meet with Ice Cube regarding assistance to the black community.
Elons entire wealth is due to electric vehicles and batteries which benefit greatly from carbon taxes or even better, bans on new ICE sales as in the UK. Spacex is a little side project. Elon is just lobbying to get ICE bans.
 

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Elons entire wealth is due to electric vehicles and batteries which benefit greatly from carbon taxes or even better, bans on new ICE sales as in the UK. Spacex is a little side project. Elon is just lobbying to get ICE bans.
Well someone's gotta do it m8. He's the man for his time. Will be looked back on like Newton and Galileo!
 

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