The Obama administration larded on subsidies for Musk’s solar companies and for Tesla. They handed out contracts to his rocket company, SpaceX, and Obama toured the plant. Musk was the pro-business, pro-government Democrat who was going to win the future. Heck, he was even an immigrant!
A few years later, Musk is now a Republican or something.
That means that everyone who dislikes crony capitalism and corporate welfare needs to keep an even closer eye on Republican lawmakers and governors — because we know what comes next. Someone’s going to propose a law or offer a handout to benefit Musk in some way. Probably various GOP officials will do so.
Will Texas, which has a long history of GOP governors bribing big companies, give special tax breaks or handouts to some Musk company? Who in Congress will pass some bill to give Musk special benefits? What will Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis do?