Elon Musk slammed President Joe Biden after his State of the Union speech, pointing out the president chose to ignore Tesla in favor of Ford and General Motors’ new electric car initiatives.
President Biden made a passing reference to Ford and its manufacturing activities in the United States during his address on Tuesday evening.
Ford is investing $11B to build electric vehicles—creating 11,000 jobs across the country.
GM is making the largest investment in its history—$7B to build electric vehicles, creating 4,000 jobs in Michigan.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) March 2, 2022
The efforts of Tesla, the world’s largest electric car maker, have long been overlooked by the White House, which has frequently praised the efforts of Ford and General Motors.
Because Tesla is not a unionized company, Musk thinks this might be why Tesla was not invited to an electric car summit that Ford and General Motors went to last year.
Using Twitter, Musk once again drew attention to the fact the White House seems ready to overlook Tesla’s involvement in pushing electric automobiles.
On Biden’s Twitter account after the State of the Union speech closed, the president noted Ford was investing $11 billion to create electric vehicles, which would result in the creation of 11,000 jobs nationwide.
Tesla has created over 50,000 US jobs building electric vehicles & is investing more than double GM + Ford combined
[fyi to person controlling this twitter]
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 2, 2022
Additionally, Musk took to Twitter last month to express his thoughts on the federal budget imbalance.
A headline from The Babylon Bee said, “Biden Goes Double or Nothing on the National Debt By Putting $30 Trillion on the Bengals.”
Musk said the financial consequences of the debt are not something to be laughed at.
Musk’s estimate of the true national debt, which includes unfunded programs, is at least $60 trillion, almost three times larger than the total US GDP.
Indeed, while suggesting Congress should not approve Biden’s domestic spending proposals, Musk cited the national debt as an example.
“I would recommend that you do not pass this bill. When it comes to the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, that’s my suggestion,” Musk stated.
“We don’t give a damn if this law passes or fails. It’s not important to us. To be honest, it would be best if the bill doesn’t get through.”
When asked about the bill’s provisions being applied retroactively, Musk shared an assessment from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, which happens to be his alma mater.
It explained the national debt would climb by more than 24 percent if the provisions were permanent.
In recent times, Musk won praise for his assistance to Ukrainians during the Russian invasion of their country. A petition from Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov for broadband internet access was fulfilled by SpaceX under the supervision of Musk.
The company’s Starlink satellites provided the service.
People all across the world are utilizing Starlink to obtain access to quality education, medical services, and even communication help during natural catastrophes, according to SpaceX.
“Starlink is well suited for locations where connectivity has been unstable or totally absent.”