The reaction from the left over President Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord has been apoplectic, but Sen. Ted Cruz cut right to the heart of the matter after hearing Elon Musk was withdrawing from one of the President’s advisory councils.
Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Space X, is also America’s largest welfare recipient after getting over $400 million from the Obama administration to start his electric car company. In other words, he definitely has skin in the renewable energy game, which is likely why he’s so upset over President Trump’s decision.
On Thursday night, he took to Twitter to announce that he’s taking his ball and going home. He was joined by several other in the business community.
Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017
Disappointed with today’s decision on the Paris Agreement. Climate change is real. Industry must now lead and not depend on government.
— Jeff Immelt (@JeffImmelt) June 1, 2017
As a matter of principle, I've resigned from the President's Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) June 1, 2017
Poor guys, they must be really upset that the President isn’t on board with propping up India and China’s economy at the expense of the American taxpayer while neither country does anything to reduce emissions. So rather than stick around and exert what little influence they had, they chose instead to channel Obama and pull a stompy feet routine as they departed positions they had the honor of serving in.
Cue the Texas Senator, who went savage on the climate change crusaders.
In support of Paris, CA billionaires pledge to never again fly private, will only fly commercial. J/K–will quit symbolic councils instead. https://t.co/58QdYaoZVH
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 2, 2017
Ouch. Yeah, it’s really like that.
Breitbart News has more on why Musk is likely so outraged:
Musk has come under fire previously for his liberal use of his private jet, which he upgraded last year from a Dassault Falcon 900 B to a Gulfstream G650 ER. It was reported in 2010 that Musk took private jets to Washington on at least 12 occasions over the course of two years to lobby the Department of Energy for a loan of $465 million, which Musk’s company Tesla was eventually granted.
Around the same time, Tesla also struck deals with the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority that made the company exempt from up to $320 million in California State sales and U.S. taxes.
Musk has been a vocal supporter of carbon taxes, saying, “All we are doing [with a carbon tax] is trying to match the inherent subsidy for fossil fuels… on the sustainable energy side. Fossil fuels are already getting a massive subsidy if you believe in global warming. If you don’t then [the subsidy] seems really unfair. If you do then it is like oh we are just trying to correct it.”
Go figure, a liberal Democrat milking the taxpayers for all their worth under the guise of saving the planet.
Think Al Gore…