Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Screw Shutdown: Elon Musk defies California shutdown, reopens Tesla plant, asks to be arrested

Whoa!  Do I have a new respect for Elon Musk!
  Not crazy about the electric car technology with government subsides, but I digress.  Musk is showing California Democrats that without a strong economy and freedom to make a living, nothing else matters.  This is a big FU to the California Democrat in the State House that called him out.   
The Verge reports Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that he’s reopening his company’s car factory in California in violation of a local shelter-in-place order, as The Verge previously reported. Musk said he’ll be on the company’s production line this week. “If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me,” he wrote. 

Musk spent parts of the weekend railing against the order, which was put in place in mid-March by Alameda County officials in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The order restricted all but “essential businesses” from performing anything other than the most minimal operations, like processing payroll. After initially fighting the order, Tesla shut down the factory on March 23rd. 
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1 comment:

  1. Does Elon realize he can't smoke pot in jail?