Quoted from DruTheFu:
So Tesla gets/got subsidies.....did any other auto manufacturers or oil corporations receive any in their existence?
Umm. All of them. How about the “gas guzzler tax credit” I got when I bought a new f-150 through my business. Probably saved me $20k in taxes on ONE VEHICLE! Makes $7000 look pathetic, no?
How about the write-off for every stupid real estate agent driving a hummer H2 (sorry, that was too specific, but for some reason that what agents do here, buy an H2 and wrap it)? The regular auto dealers have taken home WAY more in tax subsidies over the past century.
Please. I know I can’t call names, but this is idiotic that you guys think Tesla has gotten special treatment.
How about the subsidies and sweetheart deals that have been given to oil companies for decades. If their gas hadn’t been so artificially cheap, the car companies producing autos that use that subsidized fuel would never have sold so many.
I’m sorry, but not sorry. Economics is in my blood, and the “crony capitalism” argument is a complete fail for the anti-Tesla trolls. Just stop. Come up with a different argument against Tesla and never bring this one up again.